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BISHOP’S 2018 CRUISE PILGRIMAGE

A very limited number of cabins remain!
February 16, 2018  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Anyone interested in participating in Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Cruise Pilgrimage Oct. 31-Nov. 10, has only a short window now to reserve space among a very limited number of cabins.
 
February 16, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
CASTLE ROCK. For a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, an ultrasound image of her unborn child can serve as truth in love. The opening of a new pregnancy center in Castle Rock, which was aided by the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock, allows women facing unintended pregnancy in Douglas County to receive medical services and life-affirming counseling without having to drive to Denver or Colorado Springs.
 
February 16, 2018  |  By MARY THERESA THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. In the early morning hours of Jan. 25, 23 young people and adult chaperones gathered in the dark at the Catholic Pastoral Center to get on a bus to Denver International Airport. There was some unspoken concern by parents and chaperones that flying into San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast would be akin to walking into the lion’s den. However, just like Daniel, we had no reason to fear.
 
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BISHOP’S 2018 CRUISE PILGRIMAGE

A very limited number of cabins remain!
February 16, 2018  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Anyone interested in participating in Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Cruise Pilgrimage Oct. 31-Nov. 10, has only a short window now to reserve space among a very limited number of cabins.
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February 16, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
CASTLE ROCK. For a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, an ultrasound image of her unborn child can serve as truth in love. The opening of a new pregnancy center in Castle Rock, which was aided by the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock, allows women facing unintended pregnancy in Douglas County to receive medical services and life-affirming counseling without having to drive to Denver or Colorado Springs.
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February 16, 2018  |  By MARY THERESA THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. In the early morning hours of Jan. 25, 23 young people and adult chaperones gathered in the dark at the Catholic Pastoral Center to get on a bus to Denver International Airport. There was some unspoken concern by parents and chaperones that flying into San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast would be akin to walking into the lion’s den. However, just like Daniel, we had no reason to fear.
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February 16, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2018-2019 school year is bringing some fun new, or returning, courses to the line-up at St. Mary’s High School. These offerings include several fine arts courses and the return of French. Offering fun and informative electives is all part of St. Mary’s mission to educate the whole student.
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
February 16, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
I began the new year with 8,000 college students at the Student Leadership Summit (SLS18) of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). It was an inspiring event that enabled us Little Sisters to engage with hundreds of enthusiastic young people on fire for their Catholic faith.
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February 16, 2018  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Purple Robe, Purple Flowers

The Lenten season is the liturgical color of purple. The priest’s vestments, altar linens, and decorations throughout our beautiful churches are all embellished with purple.

In Christianity, purple symbolizes fasting, faith, patience, pain, suffering, mourning, and of course, penance. In Jesus’ time, purple was the color of royalty and nobility.


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February 16, 2018  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
It has been said that rather than people judging great works of art, they rather judge us. A treasured painting calls us to encounter not only the subject matter of the painting, but also reveals how that particular beauty resonates in our memory, our hearts, and in the upward inclination of our souls. Art is very much an inkling of the divine that speaks to us. Madeleine Stebbins, a student and later assistant of the great Catholic 20th-century philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, has created a contemplative text to guide our reflections upon some of the greatest paintings in Western civilization.
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February 16, 2018  |  By ANDY BARTON
It seems to be getting worse” is generally the opinion that people share with me regarding homelessness in Colorado Springs.  We honestly do not know whether that is the case, but I walk and drive around the city enough to understand the sentiment.  Last month, providers and volunteers fanned out across the community for the annual Point In Time Count to capture data on the actual number of homeless in the city.  Those results will be released this spring.   Even that quantitative data will be open to interpretation; a rise in the number last year was attributed to better methodology and not to a dramatic uptick in population.  The same could end up being true this year. 
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ARTS & CULTURE
February 21, 2018  |  By DEACON PATRICK JONES
God, Cowardice, Courage and Humility(Editor’s Note: Starting in this issue and continuing once a month for the next several months, the Herald will feature excerpts from “Ecsodus Vision,” a novella by Deacon Patrick Jones.  Below is Chapter 5 of the novella. To read Chapters 1-6 in their entirety, visit www.apubz.com/pubz/CCH/Ecsodus/index.html 
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February 16, 2018  |  By JOSEPH McALEER
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Peter RabbitNEW YORK. That rustling sound you hear is famed children’s author Beatrix Potter spinning in her grave, distressed at what has been done to her beloved characters in “Peter Rabbit” (PG, Columbia).
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