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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

Pope urges compassion in elevating 13 likeminded cardinals

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy, telling them they must show God’s compassion to those who suffer to be faithful to their ministry....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope seeks ‘courageous’ debate over Amazon priest shortage

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged South American bishops on Monday to speak “courageously” at a high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leader: Be kind to LGBTQ, but don’t forget God’s laws

SALT LAKE CITY – A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

The struggle to find silence in the ancient monastic world – and now

The World Health Organization has argued that “excessive noise” is a serious threat to human health. Studies have shown that excessive exposure to noise not only causes hearing loss but also leads...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals to be held Sunday

The St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in Rotary Park, 1565 East Second Ave. The blessing of the animals will take place from 10 to 11:15...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christian Science Church to host talk Oct. 6

Melanie Wahlberg, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will give a talk, “Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work in Us,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Christian Science...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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