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April 19, 2019  |  

Project Rachel, a healing ministry for men and women seeking forgiveness and peace in the aftermath of an abortion, will offer eight-week groups beginning May 8. For more information or to register, contact Father Greg Bierbaum at 720-348-9700, ext. 209; Sarah Bidon at 719-866-6426; or Rhonda Miller at 719-649-6198. All calls are held in strict confidence.


 
April 19, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will consecrate the Diocese of Colorado Springs to Divine Mercy during a Mass on April 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Confessions will be heard beginning at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
 
April 5, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1969, Neil Armstrong famously made “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when he became the first person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Fifty years later, St. Mary’s High School, inspired by that famous scientific event, hopes to make one giant leap for its students at this year’s “Out of This World”-themed Annual Gala. Funds raised during the 2019 special Gift from the Heart appeal at the gala will be used to bring the school’s science labs into the 21st century. The gala is Saturday, April 27, at The Antlers Hotel and will include dinner, a silent and live auction, dancing and more. For more information about the gala, to register online or to donate to the Gift from the Heart appeal, visit www.smhscs.org.
 
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April 19, 2019  |  

Project Rachel, a healing ministry for men and women seeking forgiveness and peace in the aftermath of an abortion, will offer eight-week groups beginning May 8. For more information or to register, contact Father Greg Bierbaum at 720-348-9700, ext. 209; Sarah Bidon at 719-866-6426; or Rhonda Miller at 719-649-6198. All calls are held in strict confidence.


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April 19, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will consecrate the Diocese of Colorado Springs to Divine Mercy during a Mass on April 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Confessions will be heard beginning at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
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2019 PARISH LENTEN AND HOLY WEEK SCHEDULES

(All parishes in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted)
April 5, 2019  |  

Complete listing of Lenten devotions and Holy Week liturgies at parishes around the diocese.


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April 5, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1969, Neil Armstrong famously made “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when he became the first person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Fifty years later, St. Mary’s High School, inspired by that famous scientific event, hopes to make one giant leap for its students at this year’s “Out of This World”-themed Annual Gala. Funds raised during the 2019 special Gift from the Heart appeal at the gala will be used to bring the school’s science labs into the 21st century. The gala is Saturday, April 27, at The Antlers Hotel and will include dinner, a silent and live auction, dancing and more. For more information about the gala, to register online or to donate to the Gift from the Heart appeal, visit www.smhscs.org.
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April 5, 2019  |  

Catholic Radio Network’s annual Priest and Seminarian Appreciation Day will take place June 3 at St. Frances Cabrini Parish and Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
April 5, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
We’ve reached the point in our family where dinner time looks a little different every evening. One day, it might be only five of us sitting down to dinner. The next night, we have a full house and then some because the grandkids are visiting.
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April 5, 2019  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
I remember a conversation I had with a married Catholic couple a few years ago. They were feeling lost and desperate over their inability to conceive a child. They were casting about for options. They understood there were moral concerns with doing in vitro fertilization (IVF), though they weren’t sure about the specifics, so they asked: “Would it be OK for us to do IVF as long as we don’t make any extra embryos and we’re careful to implant all the ones we make?”
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March 15, 2019  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
When David Brooks travels the country, he seeks out the good news. The bad news is all too easy to find.
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March 15, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
Lent is upon us, and hopefully we are upon Lent. This season of prayer and penance is set apart by the Church to prepare us for Holy Week and Easter. As we know, through voluntary amendment of life, acts of penance, and works of charity, we prepare our hearts, similar to those who in serious prebaptismal formation contemplate their own burial with Christ. Among specific works of charity is a rekindled devotion to the scriptures and to “holy reading” (with Lectio Divina or specific books that help us on our own Calvary road). 
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March 15, 2019  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Root VegetablesThe United States Department of Agriculture replaced the food pyramid with MyPlate in 2011. MyPlate is part of a larger communication initiative based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help us make better food choices. MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully. It illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual — a place setting. Each plate should be half-filled with vegetables and fruits. Based on age, sex, weight and physical activity, there is a MyPlate Plan link that can help guide us with regards to the recommended amounts of vegetables we should be consuming weekly.
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ARTS & CULTURE
April 5, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Unplanned

NEW YORK. The hard-hitting, fact-based drama “Unplanned” (R, Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the reality of what happens when a baby is aborted.

That’s an effective strategy on the part of co-writers and directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, not least because the peculiar institution of our day thrives on  concealment, muddled thinking and Orwellian euphemisms. But it also means that this emotionally unsparing film is not for the casual moviegoer of any age.


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March 15, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Captain MarvelNEW YORK. Wit, positive messages and lavish production values buoy the origin story “Captain Marvel” (PG-13, Disney). While some of the mythos in this adaptation of various strands of Marvel Comics lore, as well as other considerations, make it unsuitable for kids, the film is tame enough to be possibly acceptable for mature teens.
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