Local Junior Catholic Daughters’ officers installed

On Feb. 22, Mass was held at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church in Cortez to install officers and members of the Junior Catholic Daughters Sacred Heart No. 1606. This court was founded in...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Ask for Forgiveness: Let go and receive God’s Grace

Someone once said that no marriage can last if you don’t know how to ask for forgiveness. No society can hold together, if the people in that society can’t forgive one another. And in our own...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

The people and the food that feed us

I’ve been thinking about food lately. Maybe more accurately about what feeds us. It would be easy to say that my thoughts began with the bread and wine of Holy Communion, but they didn’t. I got...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Documentary ‘To Light a Candle’ shows Feb. 27

A screening of the 2014 documentary, “To Light a Candle,” will be hosted by local Baha’is on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Cortez Journal meeting room, 123 Roger Smith Ave. “To Light a Candle” chronicles...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

The seventh journey: New Jerusalem and new mysteries

Walk along with me on our seventh journey and final trek through this life. Might this be your current journey? Over the past six months, I wrote about the seven journeys we take in this life, and...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Eliminate ‘things and stuff’ and find God

As part of my getting ready for the New Year a couple weeks ago I decided to clean the top of my desk. That might sound easy, but first I had to find the top of my desk. You see, over the span of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Catholic Daughter’s Education Contest

The 2015 National Catholic Daughter’s Education Contest contest is underway for Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades four through 12. This year’s themes are “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Have a ‘wonder-full’ Christmas always

Whether you are reading this before Christmas or during the 12 Days of Christmas following Dec. 25, I wish you a “wonder-full” Christmas. Or perhaps I should say “A Christmas Full of Wonder.” ...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Hanukkah offers Christians and Jews reasons to celebrate together

By William J. Kuik This year, the eight-day festival of Hanukkah begins on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, and continues through Dec. 24. Some people think of this holiday as the “Jewish Christmas.” ...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

A labor of love

A life-size Nativity sprang up over the weekend at Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, and though it may seem it happened overnight, the handmade Nativity represents a year’s worth of work. “We...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pope’s anti-slavery initiative gets broad support

VATICAN CITY — Religious leaders from a half-dozen faiths signed a new Vatican initiative Tuesday to end modern-day slavery by 2020, declaring that human trafficking, organ trafficking and forced...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Our fourth journey in life – the Pillar of Fire

You and I are on one of seven journeys. The first journey takes us from the Garden of Eden, where our world met all of our needs and wants met for a little while, just like being in the womb. But...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith