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New Mexico archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

This Christmas, incarnate the Christ Child in ourselves

As we approach Christmas, a season of peace and joy, this year we find ourselves functioning against a backdrop of social unrest. Maybe that unrest has always been there. Perhaps this year it’s...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Faith

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Cortez church prepares for annual Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers are gearing up for Cortez’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Grace’s Soup Kitchen, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, will serve a free dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Sunrise celebrations planned for summer solstice in S.W. Colorado

Some unique opportunities to celebrate the summer solstice will be offered in the region Monday. Mesa Verde National Park will offer a backcountry sunrise tour of the Balcony House site to...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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

Community Calendar

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DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community calendar

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

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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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St. Margaret Mary’s hosts western-style ordination

“I can see them coming,” shouted a woman standing in the middle of the street. “They’re about a block and a half away!” Then, Poncho and Cisco, big, brown draft horses drawing an open buckboard,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

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Gay marriage faces quick attack

DENVER – Observers wondered how long it would take before some in Colorado would try to erode same-sex marriage, which was recently declared the law of the land by the nation’s high court. The...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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GOP criticizes ‘curse of God’ statement

DENVER – Colorado House Republicans admonished one of their own Friday after controversial “curse of God” comments related to a tragic event involving a pregnant Longmont woman. Rep. Gordon...

DATE: March 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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‘Cowboy Pastor’ rides for the children

Nothing will stop Pastor Len Crow from his transcontinental mission on horseback to save at-risk children of the world. Not a bear-roping stunt gone wrong, not charging grizzlies, not a runaway...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news