Black archbishop’s rise to cardinal marks historic moment

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK – For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember – and not just because it yielded a historic result as the nation elected its first Black president....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid pandemic challenges, houses of worship show resiliency

The coronavirus pandemic has posed daunting challenges for houses of worship across the U.S., often entailing large financial losses and suspension of in-person services. It also has sparked...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces new pastor

Herald Staff Report First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces a new pastor for the congregation. Aleksandr Trbovich began service as pastor Tuesday, with his first message to the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Hispanic Catholics are the future, but priest numbers dismal

PHOENIX – Maria Chavira, a senior administrator in the Diocese of Phoenix, says Spanish-speaking Catholic parishes in her area are “bursting at the seams” and celebrates the emergence of Hispanics...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

As coronavirus curtails travel, backyard pilgrimages become the way to a spiritual journey

Many major religious pilgrimages have been canceled or curtailed in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. These have included the Hajj, a religious milestone for Muslims the world over; the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Black Catholics’ history: Will Catholic schools teach it?

NEW YORK – The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

What are the origins of cathedrals and chapels?

Cathedrals and chapels have played vital roles in the development of Christian culture. As a scholar of the Bible, Judaism and Christianity, I have come to learn the historic importance of these...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religious faith a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South to his decades as a moral force in Congress, religious faith was a constant in the life of Rep. John...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches amid the pandemic: Some outbreaks, many challenges

NEW YORK – Crowded bars and house parties have been identified as culprits in spreading the coronavirus. Meat packing plants, prisons and nursing homes are known hot spots. Then there’s the...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Summit Church offers vacation bible school

Summit Church will hold vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 27 to July 31. VBS focuses on fun, adventure and learning about God. Because of current health restrictions, participation...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Religion

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