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May 18, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Terri Sortor, who had been the longest-serving employee of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, retired April 30 after more than 34 years.
 
May 18, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Gabriel the Archangel Church has a commanding view of Briargate. Sitting on a rocky outcrop at 6,940 feet elevation, it is one of the more prominent landmarks in northeast Colorado Springs.
 
May 18, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Preschoolers who shared snacks out of their backpacks with firefighters were a small part of an outpouring of generosity that happened when the Divine Redeemer community mobilized to help a member of the parish staff who lost her home in a wildfire.
 
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May 18, 2018  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. Powerful. Faith deepening. Growing in understanding. That’s how St. Mary’s High School students describe their experiences at last year’s Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference in Denver. This year, St. Mary’s High School has reserved 13 student spots and three chaperone spots for the conference, which will be held June 22-24 at the Crowne Plaza at the Denver International Airport.
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May 18, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Terri Sortor, who had been the longest-serving employee of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, retired April 30 after more than 34 years.
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May 18, 2018  |  By JEFF THOMAS
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Gabriel the Archangel Church has a commanding view of Briargate. Sitting on a rocky outcrop at 6,940 feet elevation, it is one of the more prominent landmarks in northeast Colorado Springs.
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May 18, 2018  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Preschoolers who shared snacks out of their backpacks with firefighters were a small part of an outpouring of generosity that happened when the Divine Redeemer community mobilized to help a member of the parish staff who lost her home in a wildfire.
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May 4, 2018  |  By ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
COLORADO SPRINGS. Five short years ago, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado began providing basic emergency services from a single small office at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock, helping a handful of people each week. From this humble beginning, yet with a strong vision of what the office could become, the Castle Rock office has grown substantially and today is doing much more than providing emergency services.
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
May 4, 2018  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Most people still remember the story of Nadya Suleman, dubbed “Octomom,” a single woman who used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant with eight babies simultaneously. Suleman had asked her fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, to implant at least a dozen embryos into her uterus, leading to the birth of the famous octuplets in 2009. Dr. Kamrava’s medical license was later revoked by the California Medical Board. In commenting on the case, Judith Alvarado, Deputy Attorney General in California, concluded that Dr. Kamrava had acted “like a cowboy” in ignoring fertility industry guidelines.
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May 4, 2018  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
I knew that “The Shape of Water” would win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It checked three of the major Hollywood boxes: celebration of oppressed people, valorization of complete sexual freedom, and a Christian villain.
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May 4, 2018  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

When Oprah Winfrey was first asked the question, the talk-show queen was left tongue-tied.

She was doing a live television interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel to promote her film “Beloved,” and he concluded by asking, “Tell me, what do you know for sure?”


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April 20, 2018  |  By ANDY BARTON
My mother-in-law, Kathy, and father-in-law, Rich, have taken in foster children for as long as I have known them.  I lose count of the number that have come through their care.  Some stayed only a few weeks; others lived in their home for years. Through adoption, two of the girls have become my sisters-in-law. 
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April 20, 2018  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Cool and Warm Season Vegetables

It’s almost vegetable time! Those that have hoop gardens or greenhouses have likely been enjoying vegetables throughout these past winter months, but for gardeners who plant in an unprotected vegetable plot, preparation is in the air.

 


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ARTS & CULTURE
May 18, 2018  |  By DEACON PATRICK JONES
Editor’s note: Below is the fourth and final installment of “Ecsodus Vision,” a novella by Deacon Patrick Jones in which he explores how the modern world might be different if Martin Luther had remained in the Catholic Church. The complete novella is available in e-book format at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C7LJN15/.


Rescue nuns? In space? How cool!” Simon’s voice filtered through Ida’s delirium. He had the enthusiasm of a five-year-old boy, as if he were playing with his action figures in the sandbox out back.


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May 4, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity WarNEW YORK. Strong pro-life values are embedded in the towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13, Disney). While this often-dazzling, sometimes-dizzying epic is safest for grown-ups, its positive moral lessons may lead at least some parents to deem it acceptable for older teens as well.
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