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

Why not make the holiday season a Thanks-Christmas?

Is anyone surprised Thanksgiving came up so fast this year?I knew Christmas was coming: All the glitzy advertisements on TV began in early November (was it the earliest yet? I’m thinking it was.)...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pope considers removing marriage annulment charges

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Briefs

Kizuri Creations coming to Cortez Lily Mutai, of Nairobi, Kenya, will talk about her ministry at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Cortez First United Methodist Church at 515 North Park St....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Blessing of the Animals will be held at Cortez pond

Legend has it that when St. Francis of Assisi would preach, birds would fly around him and listen to what he had to say. Another story tells of the time that St. Francis was able to tame the Wolf...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Members pitch in to remodel church

More than 100 people descended on the Cortez Jehovah’s Witness Fellowship Hall last week to get a job done. One day the church, located on Empire Street, was a serene, quiet spot and the next day,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Immigrants facing deportation turn to churches

DENVER – Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a group of Denver faith leaders also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Rosh Hashanah – a time of remembrance and renewal

By Bill Kuik You might have wondered about a day on your calendar called Rosh Hashanah by the Jewish people. The name of the holiday means “The head of the year” from the Hebrew language. One...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith