Pope takes 1st step to reform of Vatican finance
02/24/2014 08:23 AM EST - VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has taken the first major step toward reforming the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy, creating an economics secretariat responsible for all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions. Australian Cardinal George Pell was named prefect of the new ministry Monday. Full Story
More on Vermont polling ‘least religious'
02/08/2014 11:17 AM EST - I always like to see polls about the different levels of religiosity among the different states in the U.S. On Monday, Gallup issued what seems to be an annual measurement of this. The actual headline on Gallup's website report is "Mississippi Most Religious State, Vermont Least Religious/Average religiousness of states continues to range widely. Full Story
How the Internet is like a fine wine, according to the pope
01/23/2014 11:03 AM EST - The Internet is a "gift from God" that facilitates communication, Pope Francis said in a statement. Full Story
If government could pray in 1789, why not today?
11/09/2013 10:26 AM EST - Do you say a little prayer (for the markets, maybe) before you get down to work? Since 1999, the wonderfully named town of Greece, N.Y., has been doing that. At town council meetings, a volunteer chaplain -- generally but not invariably Christian -- prays before the opening of business. Full Story
Dubai rape dispute points to wider Islamic rules about sex
07/28/2013 12:20 PM EDT - Saturday July 27, 2013 BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The couple stood before a Dubai judge. The charge was sex outside marriage -- illegal in the United Arab Emirates and across nearly all the Muslim world -- and the magistrate offered an option: Suspended sentences to the Pakistani man and Filipino woman if they agreed to wed. Full Story
Religious News in Brief
07/28/2013 12:18 PM EDT - Saturday July 27, 2013 Saturday, July 27 Healing service with the Rev. Nigel Mumford MANCHESTER CENTER -- Zion Episcopal Church invites the community to a healing service with the Rev. Nigel Mumford on Saturday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. Mumford is the founder of By His Wounds Ministry, focusing on Christian healing. Full Story
Work underway on heating system project in Montpelier
04/22/2013 10:30 PM EDT - Tuesday April 23, 2013 MONTPELIER (AP) -- Work is underway in Montpelier on a $20 million wood-fired municipal heating system that will serve Vermont state offices and some downtown businesses. The first part of the project involves disconnecting an old water line and laying the new heat lines, said Montpelier City Full Story
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Mario, flutes and trains – Colorado museum a trove for collectors
In basements, bedrooms and home offices, in cluttered drawers and neat display cases, the things we collect are all around us. Whether it's vintage postcards, baseball caps or vinyl records, antique flutes, model trains or video-game memorabilia, each has a story to tell. Full Story
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Why does Connecticut want to regulate movie volume?
Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America. Full Story