Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule change spreads among faithful

SALT LAKE CITY – New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds. Mormon scholar Patrick...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Santa Fe archbishop: ‘Spotlight’ to bring up church’s dark past

ALBUQUERQUE – The upcoming release of a movie detailing the Boston Globe’s 2002 investigation into the church’s cover-up of clergy abuse may bring up “horrific memories” for New Mexico victims of...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Holiday events

Saturday, Nov. 14 Annual Dove Creek Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local artists, crafters, photographers and cooks wanted. Cost: $20 per table. Details: Kristy Chadd at...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Where nuns are ranch hands

Sister Magdalena Berndlmaier’s veil wafts in the morning wind, as she swerves and jostles in the Kubota tractor and then pulls to a stop at a shed. She listens intently while Sister Gertrude Read...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Salem witch priestess takes warlock to court

BOSTON – A Salem, Massachusetts, woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a Salem witchcraft shop...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Can Pope Francis bridge the climate divide?

Pope Francis, in his first-ever visit to the United States in late September, lauded President Barack Obama’s response to climate change and challenged Congress to take “courageous action.” But...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormons select three leaders from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church didn’t go far to select three new members for a top governing body that sets policy and runs the worldwide faith’s business operations – choosing two former...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Thoughts Along the Way: A shared Song

I wonder how many of us have ever said, “I can’t sing.” Not – “I can’t sing like (name your favorite singer).” We just flat out deny our ability, when in fact we all can sing. Some of us negate...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pope charts a new direction in U.S.

In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

St. Margaret Mary’s hosts western-style ordination

“I can see them coming,” shouted a woman standing in the middle of the street. “They’re about a block and a half away!” Then, Poncho and Cisco, big, brown draft horses drawing an open buckboard,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Guest Columnist The meaning of true Christianity

If someone were to ask if you are a Christian, how would you respond? If you would say you are a Christian, what makes you believe that to be true? Is it because you go to church, or because of...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Cortez hosting Catholic ordination on Sept. 14

Deacon Francisco Javier Diaz Moreno will be ordained a Theatine Catholic priest at St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Montezuma Avenue at 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 by Bishop Emeritus, Arthur Tafoya, of New...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith