Blessing of the Furries

On October 6, 2010 By

Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Last year was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much publicized split within the congregation in 2007. This year’s blessing will be held today at 5:30 p.m and all are welcome. In case you’re wondering what to expect, we went last year and put together this audio slide show.

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The Pikes Peak Region has seen an explosion of yoga practices in recent years, much like the rest of the nation. They range from traditional practices based in its spiritual roots to power, or core yoga, which focuses more on physical strength. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer practices yoga and examines [...]

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El Paso County could soon acquire three buildings in the northwestern part of Colorado Springs…Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard says he’s starting a new church in Colorado Springs..and, researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a very active hurricane season.

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Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group…Air Force officials say they were unable to determine who left a cross at a worship space for pagans and other Earth-centered religions at the Air Force Academy, or whether it was malicious…and, a new feasibility study released [...]

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(We highly recommend viewing this slide show in full-screen—click the arrows in the lower right-hand corner—and with headphones)

No matter what you believe this time of year, it’s nearly impossible not to find yourself awestruck by the stained glass windows in a high-Gothic church on a sunny Spring morning. We have such a [...]

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The Colorado Senate has unanimously approved a bill to help auto dealers who are dropped by carmakers…The archbishop of Denver is defending a decision by a Catholic school in Colorado not to allow two children to continue as students because their parents are a lesbian couple…and, workers hiked up the side a canyon today to [...]

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State Senator Dave Schultheis (R) of Colorado Springs is proposing a religious bill of rights for public schools…Area travelers will soon be able to fly direct from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C., according to the Gazette…The number of background checks for firearms were up last year…and, researchers plan to launch an acoustic counter-attack against bark [...]

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Southern Colorado may be closer to getting a new veterans cemetery, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…A new report on keeping agricultural land and other open spaces from being developed says Coloradans reap $6 in benefits for every $1 invested…Starting today, the City of Colorado Springs will turn streetlights off in an effort to save money…and, the [...]

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The Colorado Department of Revenue mistakenly sends back-tax notices to residents with contested conservation easements…the Air Force Academy says religious tolerance at the school has improved…and, AAA predicts about one-third of the population in the mountain west will travel more than 50 miles for the holidays.

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(All photographs by Michael Myers)

On the surface, Colorado Springs Artist and Orthodox monk Luke Shaffer would seem to be the embodiment of spiritual contradiction. On the one hand, he’s a bona fide tonsured monk in the Orthodox tradition. On the other hand, he’s a child of American pop culture who continues to [...]

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An internal investigation reveals faulty blood-alcohol tests in Colorado Springs DUI cases…Most Coloradans have access to broadband internet, with large gaps in rural areas…and, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo gets a new bishop.

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As we hope you already know, the musical “This Beautiful City” by New York City-based theater company The Civilians returns to Colorado Springs this Friday in special concert version, Saturday and Sunday for its three final performances.

The even better news is that TICKETS ARE FREE, but seating is limited. (more [...]

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The Fish Tank Bible

On October 19, 2009 By

(all photographs by Michael Myers)

In the Fall of 2000, Pastor Iva Bowers, a native of Panama who came to the US in 1979, had just appeared on the Queen Latifah show as a Tina Turner impersonator when she found out she had breast cancer. As she recovered from her illness, she received a [...]

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Blessing of the Pets

On October 12, 2009 By

Every year at this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets.

This was the first time the parish has held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much publicized [...]

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… all covered with Yoga!

That’s right folks, as you may or may not have heard, Yogini and artist Kat Tudor will be leading the willing to the top of Pikes Peak to create “the world’s HIGHEST yogic spiral” next Wednesday. (More details HERE if you’re interested in joining.)

While we’re uncertain whether [...]

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Many in the Pikes Peak Region will remember Jeff Sharlet as the writer who profiled New Life Church in the 2005 Harper’s Article, “Soldiers of Christ: Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch.” Sharlet’s article was among the first national media spotlights pointed at Ted Haggard’s empire as it rose to international power shortly before [...]

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The members of three Colorado Buddhist communities met in Colorado Springs at All Souls Unitarian Church, in the hopes of helping to bring healing to the world. The event coincided with Earth Week, and consisted of a 24-hour chant in the Pali language. KRCC’s Bob Thomason produced this audio postcard of [...]

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Round-Up

On March 24, 2009 By

A judge issues a ruling regarding contested church property…the Department of Reclamation issues a Record of Decision…and more.

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Round-Up

On February 27, 2009 By

Raising vehicle registration fees…Dobson steps down…and Colorado Springs’ cemeteries set to begin spring cleaning.

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A young man claims he had a sexual relationship with former evangelical leader Ted Haggard. The allegation of a second gay relationship comes as the embattled Haggard is trying to re-make his public image and promote his new HBO documentary, The Trials of Ted Haggard. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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Dr. Walter Brueggemann, author of Mandate to Difference is spending the weekend in Colorado Springs. The professor and United Church of Christ minister will give lectures and lead discussions as part of the seminar The Bible for Those on their Way, sponsored by the Colorado College chaplain’s office and First Congregational United Church of Christ.

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