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

Religion Briefs

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

Religion briefs

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

Religion Briefs

All Saints Anglican Church names new minister All Saints Anglican Church, Reformed Episcopalian, will welcome a new minister May 5. The Rev. Edward Fowler is moving to Durango with his wife,...

DATE: April 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Methodist church to begin sermon series The Rev. Jeff Huber at First United Methodist Church of Durango will begin a new sermon series called “Jeremiah: Faith for Tough Times” this weekend. The...

DATE: April 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Monks can’t escape Egypt turmoil

ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, Egypt – In a cave here high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world about 17...

DATE: April 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Permit allows Hopi to take 40 golden eaglets in 2013

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has authorized the Hopi Tribe to collect 40 nesting golden eagles this year for religious use, but the number that can be taken from the...

DATE: April 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Haircut attacks send Amish members to jail

BERGHOLZ, Ohio – The Amish schoolhouse quiets as students in first through eighth grades settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks to begin singing, their voices rising and dipping like the...

DATE: April 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

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