Judge OKs veils in Canada

TORONTO – A female witness can wear a religious veil that covers her face while testifying in court in certain circumstances, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a split decision in a landmark...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

Many local churches will hold special services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All services will be Monday unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate that child care will be...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Bayfield church announces servicesPine Valley Foursquare Church, 1328 County Road 501 in Bayfield, will host these Christmas events: A worship service to celebrate Christmas featuring special...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Pagosa Springs churches announce Christmas servicesJohn Paul II Catholic Church, 353 S. Pagosa Blvd. in Pagosa Springs, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 451 Lewis St. in Pagosa Springs, will...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Old Christmas traditions are alive in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Christmastime for Tyson and Ginny Graham means driving nearly 300 miles south of their Columbus, Miss., home to New Orleans for shopping, holiday concerts and the highlight of their...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘Blue Christmas’ offers solace after rough year

“Have a holly jolly Christmas!” “Merry Christmas!” “Happy holidays!”For some people, those greetings only serve to magnify feelings of loss or pain. “The Blue Christmas service acknowledges that...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Har Shalom announces eventsCongregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host these events:The “Hanukkadabra” and Hanukkah Festival Celebration has been rescheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Feel the beat: Rasta on rise in Jamaica

BULL BAY, Jamaica – The robed Rastafarian priest looked out over the turquoise sea off Jamaica’s southeast coast and fervently described his belief that deliverance is at hand.Around him at the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Congregation Har Shalom announces upcoming eventsCongregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host these events:The “Hanukkadabra” and Hanukah Festival Celebration has been rescheduled to...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Some gifts not waiting for Santa Claus’ sleigh

They’ll travel by car, truck and bus; boat and plane; elephant and dogsled. But the shoe boxes donated by millions of Americans will be at their destinations long before Santa Claus’ sleigh takes...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

St. Columba student wins essay contestFinn Stowers, a sixth-grade student at St. Columba School, recently received top honors in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas national essay contest. ...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Har Shalom to hold Hanukah celebrationCongregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host a “First Night of Hanukah Festival Celebration” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The event will feature...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

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