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Guest opinion: Billings' stand against hate still inspires communities after 20 years

Why are we coming to Billings? Because the story of your town is helping to change the world!

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

From the editor: God bless America

God Bless America.

May 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme court misses chance on religious freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.

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Guest opinion: Why do we need National Day of Prayer?

Congress has proclaimed that the first Thursday in May — May 1, this year — is set aside as a National Day of Prayer. There will be a National Prayer Breakfast and similar state celebrations conspicuously attended by elected officials, politicians and sectarian persons.

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3,000 turn out for 'Women of Faith' in Billings

3,000 turn out for 'Women of Faith' in Billings

The Women of Faith Tour kicked off this weekend in Billings, with more than 3,000 women at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark gathering to "refresh, reignite, restore, recharge and revive" their Christian faith.

April 26, 2014 5:27 pm Photos



Gazette opinion: Do citizens need city protection from bias?

The most heated city hall debate this spring is on an issue that isn’t scheduled to come before the Billings council till June.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's celebrate Billings' united stand against bigotry

I encourage the City Council to support the celebration of Billings’ remarkable national and international reputation as a community that will not stand by and tolerate the persecution of its citizens. It was an inspiring and powerful witness when Billings citizens, civic leaders, churches, …

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Council should support NIOT leadership gathering

I was impressed, yet disturbed, about the March 18 article entitled “Not In Our Town request sparks ire.” The article spoke about the March 17 Billings City Council meeting where Mayor Tom Hanel announced a non-discrimination ordinance that has not been submitted to the council would not be …

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

WASHINGTON — Religion makes a lot of mistakes.

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Church leaders err in dropping softball coach

What would Pope Francis do?

February 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

February 05, 2014 11:20 am Related Loading…

Fired teacher's lawyer won similar case in Ohio

BUTTE – The lawyer for an unwed Butte Central teacher who was fired because she got pregnant won a similar case against an archdiocese in Ohio last year.

February 05, 2014 11:15 amLoading…
Helena Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy protection

Helena Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy protection

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena filed for bankruptcy protection Friday as part of a proposed $15 million settlement for hundreds of victims who say clergy members sexually abused them over decades while the church covered it up.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Photos



Wyoming community college tuition is going up

 CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's Community College Commission has voted to raise tuition for in-state students by $4 per credit hour.

December 14, 2013 2:31 pmLoading…

Billings Clinic to host prayer service, light luminarias

During its Season of Luminaria Holiday Glow, Billings Clinic will host a prayer service and lighting of the luminarias at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the hospital atrium. 

December 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Hamilton pastor's investment fraud trial to start

HAMILTON —Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a Hamilton pastor charged with bilking a church member out of $150,000.

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Salvation Army of Billings refocuses attention on feeding homeless, Thrift Store

Salvation Army of Billings refocuses attention on feeding homeless, Thrift Store

In a controversial move that could save more than $1 million, the Salvation Army of Billings has abandoned some of its popular social programs and recycling operations and is returning to its core mission of feeding the hungry and operating its Thrift Store on Minnesota Avenue.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos



FBI offers reward in Bozeman church vandalism, hate crime

BOZEMAN — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that aids the investigation of a string of church vandalisms in Bozeman that the agency is treating as a hate crime.

August 27, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr: Religion challenges political beliefs of left, right

WASHINGTON — Whenever I write sympathetically about religion, I get bombarded by tweets and notes from readers who normally agree with me but cannot abide the idea that religious belief should be seen as intellectually serious.

August 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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