Reverend Monsignor Ricardo Coronado-Arrascue, J.C.D.
Archivist and Secretary
Purpose of the Chancellor's Office
The Chancellor is the principal notary of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
The Chancellor establishes the authenticity and validity of certain acts, the
manner in which they are documented, and the manner in which the
documentation that is produced will be maintained, protected, and secured. As
such, the Chancellor is also the primary archivist of the Diocese. The
Chancellor, as the Bishop’s delegate, also serves the Diocese through the
administration of requests for dispensation regarding the Sacrament of
Matrimony, and ensures that the norms for marriage preparation in the Diocese
Marriage preparation in the Diocese of Colorado Springs is carried out in
accordance with the “Policies and Procedures for Preparation for Marriage in
the Diocese of Colorado Springs,” which was promulgated on September 8, 2006
by the Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs. It is
expected that all couples preparing for marriage in the Diocese of Colorado
Springs will be prepared in accordance with these norms, regardless of age or
current living situation. Any requests to dispense from these norms must be
made in writing to the Chancellor sixty days prior to the wedding, and must
include a reason for the request. See the links sidebar links for the required
forms for marriage preparation.