Moving faith: Mexican town’s saint feast lives in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – In Midwestern boots or bare feet in sandals, the faithful walked in procession down a snow-covered street here, keeping the rhythm of festive music and carrying paintings of St. Paul,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

NEW YORK – Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. For 50 years, she...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

A silent worship revival at an Episcopal church for the deaf

NEW YORK – The Lord’s Prayer ended with the bang of dozens of fists that landed on open palms after a circular motion and a thumbs up in a joint “Amen!” Not a voice could be heard inside the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Columba Parish to host Rosary Day for Life

St. Columba Parish invites the community to join in a Rosary Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1800 East Second Ave. The Rosary will be led continuously each half hour. These...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy, poll shows

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

NEW YORK – When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two congregations...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Jewish leaders urge action after another ‘senseless’ attack

NEW YORK – When a suspect walked into the home of a rabbi celebrating Hanukkah and stabbed five celebrants it was the latest in a week of anti-Semitic attacks in the nation’s most demographically...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How St. Francis created the Nativity scene with a miraculous event in 1223

Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby Jesus and his family, shepherds, the three wise men believed to have visited Jesus...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christmas services in Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio

Many local churches will hold special services during the Christmas holiday. All services will take place Christmas Eve, Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

How long is the sermon? Study ranks Christian churches

NEW YORK – How long should a sermon be? The major branches of Christianity in the U.S. have sharply different traditions, with sermons at historically black Protestant churches lasting – on average...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Vineyard Church to hold Christmas Eve service at Strater Hotel

Durango Vineyard Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 4:30 p.m. at Henry Stater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. The service is open to everyone and will celebrate God coming to the world in love to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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