Church looking for Nativity characters

For The Journal The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring a Live Nativity on Dec. 21-24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in front of the church at 1600 E. Empire St., in Cortez. This event...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

A power and peace in flowers

“But we have flowers,” the father assured his frightened little boy. The child was worried about “bad men with guns” who had come and done their worst. Paris was devastated. The world quaked along...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pope orders audit of wealth as whistleblowers pursued

ROME – Pope Francis, galvanized by a scandal over Vatican finances, has ordered the most powerful bodies in the city-state to launch an unprecedented audit of its wealth and crack down on runaway...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

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

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