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

Private Lighthouse Christian gains accreditation

The Lighthouse Christian Academy will start the school year as an accredited A Beka Academy for the first time. The K-12 private school housed and run by the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Churches give away backpacks in back-to-school bash

Denominations throughout Montezuma County are coming together to throw a back-to-school bash for area children for the second year in a row. Last year, 166 children received backpacks containing...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Saint Barnabas celebrates pipe organ

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its pipe organ. Saint Barnabas of the Valley Episcopal Church in Cortez will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Texans visit Cortez on church-to-church mission

A group of missionaries from Texas traveling through the area stopped in to paint the Cortez Nazarene Church this week as part of their effort to help churches in the region. Vicki and Robert...

DATE: July 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church plans education class

Very few lessons, religious or otherwise, start on the assumption that student already knows the right answers. But St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will be using a form of religious education in the...

DATE: June 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

Orthodox Church archbishop visits Durango parish

The Holy Prophet Elijah Mission in Durango on Sunday closed its weekly service with a special guest: Bishop Benjamin Peterson, the Archbishop of San Francisco and the West of the Orthodox Church of...

DATE: June 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith