Where nuns are ranch hands

Sister Magdalena Berndlmaier’s veil wafts in the morning wind, as she swerves and jostles in the Kubota tractor and then pulls to a stop at a shed. She listens intently while Sister Gertrude Read...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Salem witch priestess takes warlock to court

BOSTON – A Salem, Massachusetts, woman who calls herself a witch priestess is taking a self-proclaimed warlock to court over accusations of harassment. Lori Sforza, who runs a Salem witchcraft shop...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Can Pope Francis bridge the climate divide?

Pope Francis, in his first-ever visit to the United States in late September, lauded President Barack Obama’s response to climate change and challenged Congress to take “courageous action.” But...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormons select three leaders from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church didn’t go far to select three new members for a top governing body that sets policy and runs the worldwide faith’s business operations – choosing two former...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

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

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

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

Guest Columnist The meaning of true Christianity

If someone were to ask if you are a Christian, how would you respond? If you would say you are a Christian, what makes you believe that to be true? Is it because you go to church, or because of...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Cortez hosting Catholic ordination on Sept. 14

Deacon Francisco Javier Diaz Moreno will be ordained a Theatine Catholic priest at St. Margaret Mary’s Church on Montezuma Avenue at 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 by Bishop Emeritus, Arthur Tafoya, of New...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Cowboy ministry returns to Mancos

Mesa Trails Cowboy Church in Mancos welcomes Leroy and Reda Cowart as pastors. Leroy and Reda Cowart served at the church at 221 Menefee St. from 1994 to 1999. Since that time, they have traveled...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Utah group to start Boy Scout troop with gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the legalization of gay marriage in the state announced Tuesday it will...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash

LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China — About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

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