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Helena Diocese welcomes new openness toward gays, others

Helena Diocese welcomes new openness toward gays, others

HELENA — Bishops in the Catholic Church are showing a new openness toward those who are gay, divorced, living together without being married or children in nontraditional families.

October 13, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Church making life harder for LGBT folks

Guest opinion: Church making life harder for LGBT folks

In an Oct. 2 guest opinion, Bishop Michael Warfel defined what marriage is, but left out one important caveat in his title: “according to Catholicism.”

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Have You Heard: Startup Weekend comes to Billings

The first steps are usually the toughest for budding entrepreneurs, so a group of experts is coming to Rocky Mountain College to help.

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Wyoming Catholic groups win injunction request

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming secured a court order Monday blocking, at least for now, a provision of the federal Affordable Care Act requiring them to take steps to allow hundreds of employees to secure contraception and abortion services.

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Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana resigns

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana resigns

Pat Haggarty, the superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana, announced his resignation Thursday.

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Wyoming ACLU takes feds' side in Catholic contraceptive legal battle

The Wyoming branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has joined government attorneys in opposing the Catholic Church’s requested injunction to block the federal health care law’s requirement for birth control in the state.

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E.J. Dionne Jr: Francis introduces anti-imperial papacy

WASHINGTON — Religion makes a lot of mistakes.

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Gazette opinion: The brave steps ahead

Christians last week marked the beginning of Lent, a time for spiritual reflection and contemplating a broken world in need of salvation.

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Diocese of Helena

Diocese of Helena

Margaret Rankin, right, shakes the hand of diocese spokesperson Dan Bartleson inside the chancery building Thursday morning. Bartleson told the activists that the church does not plan to reverse the decision to fire Evenson.

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Activists deliver petition asking diocese to rehire pregnant teacher

Activists deliver petition asking diocese to rehire pregnant teacher

HELENA — Representatives from a group calling for the Catholic bishop to rehire Butte schoolteacher Shaela Evenson delivered a petition to the Diocese of Helena on Thursday.

February 27, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Church leaders err in dropping softball coach

What would Pope Francis do?

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Diocese defends decision to fire pregnant Central teacher

Diocese defends decision to fire pregnant Central teacher

The Diocese of Helena is defending its decision to fire an unwed Butte Central teacher because she is pregnant.

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Perry Schaff was awarded the outstanding alum

Perry Schaff was awarded the outstanding alum

Perry Schaff was awarded the outstanding alumni award as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass at Billings Central High School on Wednesday. Awards were also given to staff, alumni, a volunteer and business partners.

January 29, 2014 3:53 pmLoading…
Sally Muskett receives the Young Alumni

Sally Muskett receives the Young Alumni

Sally Muskett receives the young alumna award as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass at Billings Central High School on Wednesday. Awards were also given to staff, alumni, a volunteer and business partners.

January 29, 2014 3:53 pmLoading…
Pam Muskett hugs her daughter Sally

Pam Muskett hugs her daughter Sally

Pam Muskett hugs her daughter Sally after they both received awards as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass at Billings Central High School on Wednesday.

January 29, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Bishop Michael Warfel addresses students

Bishop Michael Warfel addresses students

Bishop Michael Warfel addresses students and guests as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass at Billings Central High School on Wednesday.

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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week

Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass in the Ralph Nelles Center at Billings Central High School on Wednesday.

January 29, 2014 3:14 pmLoading…
Senior religion teacher Mike Martinson

Senior religion teacher Mike Martinson

Senior religion teacher Mike Martinson sings before mass Wednesday. Martinson is the recipient of Educator of the Year award as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all school mass at Billings Central High School. January 29, 2014. Awards were also given to staff…

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Priests and Bishop Michael Warfel

Priests and Bishop Michael Warfel

Priests and Bishop Michael Warfel, third from the right, gather as Billings Catholic Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week with an all system Mass at Billings Central High School on Wednesday.

January 29, 2014 3:14 pmLoading…

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