A pastor lights into President Trump – with Vice President Pence sitting in the front pew

Like many people, the Rev. Maurice Watson issued a stern and very public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s Oval Office comments about immigrants from “s**thole countries.” But Watson’s reprimand...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile – Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leadership hierarchy is made up only of men

SALT LAKE CITY – The selection of a new Mormon president fills a void atop a well-defined leadership hierarchy that has governed the church for decades. A closer look at how the leadership...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Religion

For some, ‘evangelical’ becomes an uncomfortable label

PASADENA, Calif. – They all decided they wanted to become preachers and enrolled in seminary to learn how to spread the Gospel. They chose one of the most prominent evangelical seminaries in the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Why repentant pastors should be forgiven but not restored to the pulpit

Many Christians struggle with what it means to forgive a pastor who has committed a grievous act. Recently, a Memphis megachurch pastor admitted to a “sexual incident” with a high school student 20...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Columba Catholic Church to host day of prayer

The community is invited to join in prayer for a Rosary Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at St. Columba Catholic Church, 1800 East Second Ave. All are welcome to pray for the dignity of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to offer six-class series

A six-class series called “Dharma and Awakening for Ordinary People” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 17 at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. The book After...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

BEIJING – Authorities in northern China’s coal country this week demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long-standing tensions between religious groups and the officially...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s president and the Bulgarian prime minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration project. In Sunday’s opening ceremony, Turkish...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope on Epiphany: Don’t make money, career your whole life

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist “inclinations...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Medieval practices to ease your path into prayer

Talking to God seems like it should be as easy as falling off a log. But often it can feel more like climbing a cliff. Even the most spiritually gifted can find their prayer dry, as we know from...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion