The Bible reigns as Norway’s best-selling book

OSLO, Norway – It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway – one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe – the runaway popularity of the...

DATE: June 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Methodist church to host Bible schoolFirst United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, will hold Vacation Bible School from June 17 to 21. There are two times to choose from, (which have been...

DATE: June 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Muslim revolt chief faces questions

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The Muslim cleric who led a small army that stormed Trinidad & Tobago’s parliament in a blaze of gunfire is a free man. Never convicted of any charges, he cheerfully...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

First United Methodist to host free Bible school The First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, will host free Vacation Bible School from June 17 to 21. There will be two times to choose...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Har Shalom announces events Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host these events: A presentation called “Last Friday – Climate Change; its indicators, causes and mitigation” will...

DATE: May 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Did Francis perform an exorcism?

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis’ fascination with the devil took on remarkable new twists Tuesday, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped “liberate” a Mexican man possessed by four...

DATE: May 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

It’s a family tradition: Tattoos for pilgrims

JERUSALEM – Orthodox Christians visiting the Holy Land often return home with more than just spiritual memories. Many drop by a centuries-old tattoo parlor in Jerusalem’s Old City, inking...

DATE: May 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Methodist church to begin sermon series First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive, will start a new sermon series this weekend titled “Timothy: My True Son in the Faith.” The...

DATE: May 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

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Vatican denies divisions over nun crackdown VATICAN CITY – The Vatican denies there were any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns after a top Vatican...

DATE: May 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Handwritten Bible a labor of faith

PHILMONT, N.Y. – In the beginning, Phillip Patterson decided to write out every word in the Bible. On empty pages, he wrote of Adam, an ark, locusts, loaves, fishes and the resurrection in his...

DATE: May 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Not quite the 21st century’s Michelangelo

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. – The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Woman campaigns to end priestly celibacy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – She uses a wheelchair and carries the weight of her 87 years, but Clelia Luro feels powerful enough to make the Roman Catholic Church pay attention to her campaign to end...

DATE: April 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

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