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October 5, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. The high school experience shapes much of who a person becomes. Academics help students achieve college goals and discern future career paths. Sports and clubs teach teamwork and hone leadership skills. And at faith-based schools, like St. Mary’s High School, students are also encouraged to explore and build their relationship with God.
 

Great Encounter - Attendees return from Encuentro hopeful, eager to share gifts

V Encuentro celebrates, challenges Hispanic Catholics
October 5, 2018  |  By NORMA MONTENEGRO FLYNN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. Fifth National Encuentro participants returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes. Among them, they were called to share their gifts and reach out across race and language barriers in their own parish and diocesan communities; at the same time, they also urged the rest of non-Hispanic Catholics to recognize their presence and open doors to their gifts and contributions.


 
October 5, 2018  |  By MELANIE FIELDS
COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1990, the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics (CSCBC) formed under the auspices of Bishop Richard Hanifen to enhance our identity as Afro-American Catholics doing God’s work, and to give one another strength, encouragement, and fellowship. The council is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
 
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October 5, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. The high school experience shapes much of who a person becomes. Academics help students achieve college goals and discern future career paths. Sports and clubs teach teamwork and hone leadership skills. And at faith-based schools, like St. Mary’s High School, students are also encouraged to explore and build their relationship with God.
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Great Encounter - Attendees return from Encuentro hopeful, eager to share gifts

V Encuentro celebrates, challenges Hispanic Catholics
October 5, 2018  |  By NORMA MONTENEGRO FLYNN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. Fifth National Encuentro participants returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes. Among them, they were called to share their gifts and reach out across race and language barriers in their own parish and diocesan communities; at the same time, they also urged the rest of non-Hispanic Catholics to recognize their presence and open doors to their gifts and contributions.


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October 5, 2018  |  By ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
COLORADO SPRINGS. You may not have known this, but the Marian House Complex is more than a soup kitchen:  it is also a showcase for numerous forms of art.  Over the years, various artists, individuals and groups have donated art to be displayed throughout the facility. For those we serve, art galleries and museums are usually not experiences that are readily available or in the budget, so this brings the beauty and experience of art to everyone.
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October 5, 2018  |  By MELANIE FIELDS
COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1990, the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics (CSCBC) formed under the auspices of Bishop Richard Hanifen to enhance our identity as Afro-American Catholics doing God’s work, and to give one another strength, encouragement, and fellowship. The council is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
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September 21, 2018  |  
Dominican Sister Mary Wolff dies at age 100SINSINAWA, Wisconsin. Dominican Sister Mary Wolff died Sept. 3 at St. Dominic Villa in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 10, followed by burial in the motherhouse cemetery. 
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
October 5, 2018  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Almost two million Americans are now addicted to opioids. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that more than 100 people die each day in the U.S. from opioid overdoses. This unprecedented level of abuse — which involves not only heroin, but also prescription pain relievers such as OxyContin, Percocet, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl — has become a national crisis. Reportedly, about 80 percent of heroin addicts first misused prescription opioids. Yet for many patients, no pain-relieving options more effective than opioids exist. Figuring out how to use these powerful pharmacological agents in an appropriate and ethical manner is urgent and imperative.
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September 21, 2018  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
Many Catholics know that the month of October is the month of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What better time to look at the treasure-trove of excellent books to grow (or even begin) a vibrant and authentic Marian veneration practice within our hearts, our families, and our homes?
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September 21, 2018  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: PyracanthaPyracantha (pronounced “Pie-ra-CAN-tha”) is the beautiful orange-fruited evergreen bush that likes to stand up and be noticed this time of year. Once you get the pronunciation squared away, you might agree this plant is a bit of a wonder. Incidentally, its common name is firethorn.
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September 21, 2018  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Often we envision donating our organs after we are dead, but we can also choose to become an organ donor while we are alive if we share part of our liver or donate one of our kidneys. The proposal to give one of our two kidneys away, though, does raise some ethical and safety concerns. There can be long-term risks for the donor. Donating a kidney, moreover, would not be therapeutic for us — only for someone else — and in fact might slightly increase our own risk for experiencing renal failure in the future.
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ARTS & CULTURE
October 5, 2018  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Smallfoot

NEW YORK. Turning the legend of Bigfoot on its head with plenty of laughs along the way comes the animated musical comedy “Smallfoot” (PG, Warner Bros.).

While definitely entertaining on the surface, the film — co-written by Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, and directed by Kirkpatrick (“Over the Hedge”) — involves underlying themes that Catholic parents will want to address with their kids.


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October 5, 2018  |  By ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
COLORADO SPRINGS. You may not have known this, but the Marian House Complex is more than a soup kitchen:  it is also a showcase for numerous forms of art.  Over the years, various artists, individuals and groups have donated art to be displayed throughout the facility. For those we serve, art galleries and museums are usually not experiences that are readily available or in the budget, so this brings the beauty and experience of art to everyone.
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