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December 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
Monsignor John Slattery, founding pastor of St. Patrick, dies at age 87

COLORADO SPRINGS. Msgr. John Slattery, the first vicar general of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and founding pastor of St. Patrick Parish, died Nov. 28 at age 87. Msgr. Slattery had been residing at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 5 at St. Patrick Church, followed by burial in the priests’ section at Evergreen Cemetery.


 
December 7, 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.
 
December 6, 2018  |  
Dec. 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. Find holy day Mass times and schedules for other Advent and Christmas liturgies.

For regular parish Mass times see http://www.diocs.org/Parishes/Parish-Mass-Times

For regular parish confession times see http://www.diocs.org/Parishes/Confession-Times


 
IN THE NEWS...
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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December 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
Monsignor John Slattery, founding pastor of St. Patrick, dies at age 87

COLORADO SPRINGS. Msgr. John Slattery, the first vicar general of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and founding pastor of St. Patrick Parish, died Nov. 28 at age 87. Msgr. Slattery had been residing at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 5 at St. Patrick Church, followed by burial in the priests’ section at Evergreen Cemetery.


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December 7, 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 6, 2018  |  
Dec. 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. Find holy day Mass times and schedules for other Advent and Christmas liturgies.

For regular parish Mass times see http://www.diocs.org/Parishes/Parish-Mass-Times

For regular parish confession times see http://www.diocs.org/Parishes/Confession-Times


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November 16, 2018  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2018-19 Diocese of Colorado Springs Directory, produced by The Colorado Catholic Herald, is now available on the diocesan website, www.diocs.org. Click on the banner on the website homepage to access a flipbook version of the directory, which can be downloaded and saved on a computer. 
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
December 7, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.


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December 7, 2018  |  By ANDY BARTON
Over the past 12 months, the Herald has given Catholic Charities an opportunity to summarize our work, achievements, and memories from the past 50 years.  In our final 50th Anniversary article, we want to share a glimpse of our vision for the future by highlighting a few of our developing initiatives:
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December 7, 2018  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Americans have long been disturbed by the fraud and waste that often surrounds the federal government’s use of their tax dollars. They now have further reason to be up in arms because of the way those tax dollars support the practice of abortion, even though such support, technically speaking, remains illegal.
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December 7, 2018  |  By SEAN WRIGHT

“Up on the housetop, click, click, click!

Down through the chimney with Good Saint Nick!”


There is hardly a more popular saint than Nicholas, bishop of Myra, patron of Sicily, Greece, Russia and numerous cities. Within the Universal Church, in both Latin and Eastern rites, hundreds of churches bear his name. 

 


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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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