Mormon church to allow parents in youth bishop meetings

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church is changing its guidelines for how local leaders handle sexual abuse reports and one-on-one meetings with youth a week after a former prominent missionary leader...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

On Palm Sunday, pope urges youth to raise their voices

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Palm Sunday urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard, even in the face of corrupt or silent elders. The pope’s message comes on the heels of...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Women find a safe haven at Christian sober living homes

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Nineteen-year-old McKaylynn Sporcich awoke last Easter from a medically-induced coma, recovering after she took tainted drugs while trying to purchase heroin on the streets....

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Presbyterian Church to observe Good Friday

A Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, at First Presbyterian Church of Durango, 1159 East Third Ave. The church sanctuary will open at 5 p.m. for prayer. For more...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Farmington church offering services on Easter

Easter services will be held Sunday, April 1, at Cross Roads Community Church, 2400 North Butler Ave., in Farmington. A sunrise resurrection service at 7 a.m., and Easter celebration services at 9...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Baptist Church to hold Easter services

First Baptist Church, 332 E. 11th St., will host the following Easter services: March 25: Palm Sunday, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. March 30: Good Friday, 7 p.m. April 1: Easter Sunday, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m....

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican bows to pressure, releases retired pope’s letter

VATICAN CITY – Stung by accusations of spreading “fake news,” the Vatican on Saturday released the complete letter by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis after coming under blistering...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

WASHINGTON – When her daughters were children, Khadija Athman packed the major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, with celebration. They opened gifts and covered their hands in henna....

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church of Scientology launches TV channel

LOS ANGELES – The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn’t seeking to preach or convert....

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican doctors photo of Benedict’s praise for Francis

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican admitted Wednesday that it altered a photo sent to the media of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis. The manipulation changed the meaning of the...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

NPR stories feature Aztec High School students, community three months after deadly shooting

Three months after a gunman killed two students at Aztec High School, the small town just across the Colorado border is getting national media attention from National Public Radio. Last week, Kirk...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Francis marks 5 years as pope amid love, disenchantment

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis marked his fifth anniversary as pope Tuesday by receiving votes of confidence from his predecessor and current Vatican No. 2, even as surveys showed his reform-minded...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion