In Iraq, a historic Christian library saved from militants

MAR MATTI MONASTERY, Iraq – As Islamic State group militants advanced toward this monastery perched on a mountain in northern Iraq, the monks rushed to protect a cherished piece of their heritage:...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Standoff erupts as mom seeks kids in FLDS town

SALT LAKE CITY – Efforts by a former member of Warren Jeffs’ sect to retrieve her four children from a polygamous community led to a lengthy standoff after dozens of followers surrounded the...

DATE: April 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Signs in the Heavens, Part 2

By William J. Kuik In the first part of this article I briefly described the Blood Moon phenomenon which occurred at Passover and Sukkot 2014, with the cycle repeating in 2015 at Passover and...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

So, Here We Are Praise God for Easter

“He is Risen Indeed!” Jesus victorious over death: this is the good news of the Gospels. Interestingly, each Gospel tells those present, and us, the story a little differently. Matthew 28:6 –...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Signs in the Heavens – Part 1

By William Kuik One of the best things about living in the Four Corners region is that on a clear night you can literally see millions of stars. I have always made a point of observing unique...

DATE: March 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith


Fundraiser for mission trip to Kenya Larry and Carol Hauser, of Cortez, have volunteered to go on a mission trip in June to Kenya that is sponsored by the Durango First United Methodist Church....

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Montelores Baptist Church hosts ‘WestWind Connection’

Montelores Baptist Church will again host the band “WestWind Connection” for a concert on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The “WestWind Connection” is a Country Gospel band from Northern...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Be careful about trading your life while consuming goods

Do you want God to provide for you, or do you want God to transform you? Do you want God to treat you as if you simply consume products, like a penned animal, or as if you live as a vital, inspired...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

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

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