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December 21, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Stewardship and Development recently welcomed Wayne Paton as Donor Relations Manager. Paton is a member of St. Paul Parish and a past chairman of the diocesan finance council.
 
December 21, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS

COLORADO SPRINGS. About one of every 500 people in El Paso County claims to be of Vietnamese heritage, according to the Census Bureau. That amounts to fewer than 1,400 people, and for the Catholics among them who want to celebrate Mass in their native language, they have one parish in Colorado Springs from which to choose: Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.

It was natural, then, that Salesian Sister Phuong Nguyen, born in Vietnam, educated since childhood in the United States and a newcomer to Colorado Springs, eventually would settle into a pew at Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.


 
December 21, 2018  |  By JULIE BAILEY
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Michael Goodyear will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at St Patrick Church.
 
IN THE NEWS...
December 21, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. Next month, school choice in Colorado will be in full swing, and residents do have many schools to choose from. But there is only one Catholic high school in southern Colorado, and there are many reasons for families to choose St. Mary’s High School. At St. Mary’s, students are inspired by faith, empowered by knowledge, and united by community.
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December 21, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Stewardship and Development recently welcomed Wayne Paton as Donor Relations Manager. Paton is a member of St. Paul Parish and a past chairman of the diocesan finance council.
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December 21, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS

COLORADO SPRINGS. About one of every 500 people in El Paso County claims to be of Vietnamese heritage, according to the Census Bureau. That amounts to fewer than 1,400 people, and for the Catholics among them who want to celebrate Mass in their native language, they have one parish in Colorado Springs from which to choose: Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.

It was natural, then, that Salesian Sister Phuong Nguyen, born in Vietnam, educated since childhood in the United States and a newcomer to Colorado Springs, eventually would settle into a pew at Vietnamese Holy Martyrs.


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December 21, 2018  |  By JULIE BAILEY
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Michael Goodyear will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at St Patrick Church.
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December 7, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. For most Colorado residents it’s probably hard to remember the first time they saw snow. But for three international students at St. Mary’s High School, this year’s early snows provided their first glimpse of frozen precipitation. Maria Emilia Garcia Montes, known as Emi, Martin Garcia Morales, and Sebastian deJesus Hernandez Liquez are the three newest international students to attend St. Mary’s and are part of a new partnership the school has with “Faces & Our Culture,” which is a cultural exchange program between Guatemala and the United States.
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
December 21, 2018  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Oregon grape hollyIn today’s high-tech, online world, it is sometimes hard for people to remember the real meaning of Christmas. Is there an app for that? There are many stories and traditions that have been passed down through centuries. Some stand the test of time, while others slowly fade away. In early times, Christians associated holly’s sharp pointed leaves with Christ’s crown of thorns and the bright red holly berries to his blood. How many of us, today, can imagine seeing holly for the first time and being so inspired to compare its resemblance to the thorned crown and the blood of Jesus?
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December 21, 2018  |  By ANDY BARTON
Amid the celebrations of Christmastime, it is easy to forget that the arrival of Jesus came with a significant amount of discomfort for the people around him — starting with Mary, who gave birth in a manger (as my wife reminds me, giving birth is no day at the spa under the best circumstances). Our modern imagery of the nativity likely does not capture how hard it would have been for a young girl to deliver her first child, miles from her home, surrounded by livestock. So too for the three wise men who left the comfort of their homes to journey across the desert with gifts for the newborn king. For Mary and for the Magi, leaving their comfort zones was a matter of faith, done unquestionably in response to the gift that God had given.
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December 21, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
It’s been a few years since I wrote my last “Feminine Genius” column, and I’d have to say a lot has changed since then.
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December 21, 2018  |  

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ARTS & CULTURE
December 7, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldNEW YORK. For a film about magic, 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was strangely lacking in enchantment. So it’s welcome news that the follow-up, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (PG-13, Warner Bros.) is sharper and more engaging, though defects remain.The sequel is suitable for a wide audience since the mayhem is free of gore and the basic values congruent with scriptural ones. At least for those paying careful attention, however, a single line of dialogue may raise parental concerns.
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November 16, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNEW YORK. German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication in 1816.
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