Pope: Internet is a ‘gift from God’

VATICAN CITY – The Internet is a “gift from God” that facilitates communication, Pope Francis said in a statement released Thursday, but he warns that the obsessive desire to stay connected can...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Communists roast in fire in Montenegro fresco

PODGORICA, Montenegro – Look up at the wall and you can see Yugoslavia’s late autocratic leader Josip Broz Tito drowning in red fiery waves of hell – along with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Rejoice, and the world might just join in with you

I discovered an interesting mystery working In-Patient Psychiatry for almost thirty years: I discovered that our staff rarely admitted happy patients for treatment. Regardless of a person’s...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Living life as a pilgrimage

“To journey without being changed is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and to be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.” This is a quote that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Tune in to God by tuning out the world

What and to whom are you listening to these days? I know people who listen to sports radio whenever they are in the car; who have political pundits playing in the background while they work; who...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Come see with new eyes on Jan. 13, 20

Larry Grimes will share lessons from “The Gift of Years,” along with wine and cheese, on Jan. 13 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St., in Cortez. The sessions are open to...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Nativity Scene beautifully portrayed

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Religion news in brief

National Cathedral to charge fee WASHINGTON – Struggling to cover its costs, officials at Washington National Cathedral say they’ve decided to begin charging admission fees for tourists who visit...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Advent retreat at St. Margaret Mary

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church invites the public to the free Parish Advent Mission/Retreat titled “Advent Waiting.” The sessions will begin Monday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Words can confine, or they can open new vistas

Words can be vehicles that lead to faith for some. For others, they can get in the way of faith ... the creed especially, I suspect. Not all Christian churches recite a creed during worship, but...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Go offline to plug into the mysteries of life

Most often I write humorous articles because maintaining a sense of humor throughout life creates the critical difference between living a fuller, hopeful life or an empty one. Today, I write about...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

Barth’s message comes to: Christ’s love is with us

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, there was a lot of things that were just swell. One was my oldest brother’s comic book collection. He had nearly all the early Marvel comics. I read and re-read all...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Faith

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