Booth space available for St. Columba Christmas Bazaar

St. Columba Catholic Parish is accepting vendor reservations from those who plan to sell homemade and handcrafted items at its annual Christmas Bazaar, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Operation Christmas Child kicks off Saturday

A kickoff weekend for the Operation Christmas Child gift shoe-box donation drive will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. The donation drive...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

After 883 years, Cistercian monastery to close in Germany

BERLIN – A Cistercian monastery that’s existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, because of a shortage of monks. The Himmerod Abbey, founded in 1134 by...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Baha’is to celebrate birth of faith’s founder

As part of the “Light of Unity” festival, the Baha’is of La Plata County will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith, from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian women criticize feminism, praise Trump

WASHINGTON – One after another, the women who gathered for a prayer rally on the Mall this week said that when they decided to travel to Washington for this event, they had in mind another assembly...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Methodists ask for help moving furniture

The morning of Friday, Oct. 20, First United Methodist Church invites the community to help congregation member Susie Siegele, who is currently fighting a lung tumor, move furniture in her house...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Lutheran church to hold Reformation Sunday

A party to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation will be held at noon Oct. 29 in the community hall at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Attendees should...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to offer meditation retreat

A daylong meditation retreat led by Maureen Fallon-Cyr will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East Third Ave. Participants will sit in silent...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: Catholic guide needs updating on death penalty issue

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY – A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference – and reminded followers...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Survey reveals how Americans mistrust one another

Evangelicals look down on atheists’ values. Nonreligious people fear that conservative Christians want to limit their freedoms. Republicans worry that Muslims pose a threat to their physical...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion

Some Mormons await guidance on political rifts at conference

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church is holding its twice-a-year conference this weekend amid a tumultuous political climate in the U.S. and without the participation of its ailing 90-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Religion