After bishops call for married priests, pope urges new ways

VATICAN CITY – On the heels of a landmark call by Amazon region bishops for married men to become priests, Pope Francis on Sunday exhorted Catholics to be open to fresh ways of evangelization,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report details 70 years of sexual abuse by Colorado clergy

DENVER – More than 160 children in Colorado were sexually abused by 43 Roman Catholic priests over 70 years, with most victims abused in the 1960s and 1970s, according to a report released...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ ban

SALT LAKE CITY – A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marvel United Methodist Church to host sanctuary dedication

Marvel United Methodist Church will host the dedication of a new sanctuary and stone soup dinner at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 103 County Road 133, in Hesperus. The public is invited to the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Why ending the secrecy of ‘confession’ is so controversial for the Catholic Church

After the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, there is a worldwide push to end the guarantee of secrecy of confession – called “the seal of the confessional.” On Sept. 11, 2019, two...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church to host trunk-or-treat

First United Methodist Church of Durango will host a trunk-or-treat event immediately after the 5:30 p.m. service Oct. 26. Wear a costume to church and trunk-or-treat with the congregation...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope canonizes John Henry Newman, 19th-century theologian

VATICAN CITY – With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman, praising the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying figure in...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The history of the cross and its many meanings over the centuries

In the fall, Catholics and some other Christian churches celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross. With the feast, Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s life, especially his salvific death on the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Methodist church in Durango to host Holy Spirit 101 class

The Holy Spirit 101 is a Bible-based class will take place at 11 a.m. every Sunday starting Oct. 13 in Room 135 at First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive. The class, taught by...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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