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December 15, 2017  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. The sacrament of Penance has been widely promoted within the Church in the past few years. During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016, Pope Francis called for extended times and opportunities for the sacrament. With this year’s 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, culminating on Oct. 13, 2017, the faithful were reminded of her repeated exhortations for prayer, reparation and penance.
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Double Duty

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday
December 15, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.
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December 1, 2017  |  By FATHER CLIFF JACOBSON
CHEYENNE, Wyo. As people of faith, we all have a voice to the Lord. In keeping with the great commission of the eleven to “make disciples of all nations,” (Matthew 28: 19 - 20), those involved in church ministries of all kinds have unique opportunities to use their voices in very profound and impactful ways. How are we using our voices in our ministries? Do we find it difficult to find opportunities to strengthen our voice?
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IN THE NEWS...
December 15, 2017  |  By SANDRA RIVERA
COLORADO SPRINGS. The St. Paul Catholic School Community feels thankful every day for the many gifts it is given. That was especially true during the month of November.
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December 15, 2017  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. Each December, St. Mary’s High School honors grandparents when they are invited to join the student body in celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This year the multi-generational group gathered in the school gym on Friday, Dec. 8, for Mass, which was followed by a reception for the grandparents.
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December 15, 2017  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. On the fifth and sixth full days of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise, pilgrims will experience one of the world’s most incredible abbeys as well as the magic of Vienna, Austria, including the opportunity to attend a classical concert in a private villa.
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December 15, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2018 Rocky Mountain March for Life, sponsored by St. Mary’s High School’s Students for Life group and the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Respect Life Apostolate, will take place Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the sidewalk near the Planned Parenthood facility located at 3480 Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs. 
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December 15, 2017  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. The sacrament of Penance has been widely promoted within the Church in the past few years. During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016, Pope Francis called for extended times and opportunities for the sacrament. With this year’s 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, culminating on Oct. 13, 2017, the faithful were reminded of her repeated exhortations for prayer, reparation and penance.
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
December 15, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: HollyDeck the halls with boughs of holly! It’s Christmas time, and holly is a recognized symbol of the season. Its stiff, spiny, glossy deep green leaves and bright red berrylike fruit are used to decorate our homes, tables and landscapes. Its beauty has withstood the test of time and reminds us that Christmas will soon be here.
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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: All I Want for Christmas

The 2017 Review of Great Catholic Gift Books
December 15, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

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December 1, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
TED is a media organization that posts online talks under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” Earlier this year Pope Francis surprised the world by digitally giving his own TED Talk at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver. In his nearly 20 minute talk, our Holy Father challenged his listeners to ignite a much-needed revolution of tenderness in our world.
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The Challenge of Migration

‘Share the Journey’ campaign puts a spotlight on the plight of refugees and migrants
December 1, 2017  |  By FATHER CYRUS GALLAGHER

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November 17, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

“I’d be in an antique store buying little trinkets for the wedding decorations, and I would be asking strangers: Pray that we have a baby!’” she said.


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ARTS & CULTURE
December 15, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Invented Christmas

NEW YORK. Its rather ill-chosen title notwithstanding, “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (PG, Bleecker Street) involves no denial of the Nativity.

Instead, this charming fact-based historical drama tells the origin story of Victorian author Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novella, “A Christmas Carol.”


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