As China, Vatican talk, bishop’s fate shows party’s power

SAIQI, China – The twin-spired church in this southern Chinese village was packed with more than 1,000 Catholics observing Good Friday, but the bishop who tends to the congregation was not among...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

On Sunday, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason for this...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Can yoga be Christian? Yes, it can

Invocations of Jesus, images of the cross and biblical scripture are unlikely to be what we envision when we think of yoga. Yoga is typically seen as either a Hindu practice or, more recently and...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Durango to host Easter services Saturday, Sunday

Easter weekend services will be held Saturday and Sunday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. A Holy Saturday great vigil of Easter candlelight service at 8 p.m. Saturday. The...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Area around Jesus’ baptism site being cleared of land mines

QASR EL-YAHUD, West Bank – Pilgrims seeking serenity during a visit to Jesus’ traditional baptism site may be rattled to discover they are surrounded by thousands of land mines left over from...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches that survived Sept. 11 give in, install metal detectors

NEW YORK – The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity and the sweep of American history, and through it all have kept...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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