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

Cowboy ministry returns to Mancos

Mesa Trails Cowboy Church in Mancos welcomes Leroy and Reda Cowart as pastors. Leroy and Reda Cowart served at the church at 221 Menefee St. from 1994 to 1999. Since that time, they have traveled...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Utah group to start Boy Scout troop with gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the legalization of gay marriage in the state announced Tuesday it will...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

British university says Quran parchment among oldest

LONDON — A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

World mayors urge ‘bold climate agreement’

VATICAN CITY – Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams

JERUSALEM — Israel’s narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States —...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith