VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor
December 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

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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November 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Fran Rutherford will never forget the day in June 2013 when she first drove up to the site where her home of 17 years had previously stood. The house where she and her husband Larry had raised their four children – and that was carefully furnished with items from around the world collected during Larry’s military career -- was reduced to a pile of ashes by the Black Forest Fire.
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November 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan once again presented several awards to people active in the pro-life movement as well as winners of a youth project contest during the Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel.
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November 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. As the U.S. bishops prepare to gather in Baltimore for their fall general assembly Nov. 12-14, one of their top priorities will be adopting new policies aimed at preventing clerical sexual abuse. Following is a recap of the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ response to the scandal, starting from the time that allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick first surfaced in June until now. This summary does not include efforts that individual parishes may have made to respond to the crisis.
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September 21, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Michael Goodyear, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, will be the featured speaker at the second annual diocesan rosary rally on Sept. 30 from 2-4 p.m. at Holy Apostles Church. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside, and a reception will follow.
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September 21, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. A forum on religious freedom titled “Religious Liberty: Now and Forever” will take place on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Apostles Parish. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Catholic Conference and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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September 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. There are many vocations within the Catholic Church, but finding that vocation can be challenge. Following are profiles of two young women who, after having gone through the process of discernment, have chosen vocations — one as a consecrated virgin and the other as a religious sister.
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September 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. On Aug. 1, the Diocese of Colorado Springs closed on a 3.35-acre parcel of land located at 4785 Stanton Rd., adjacent to the campus of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS).
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September 7, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will host a “Facebook Live” discussion on the issue of clergy sexual abuse on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Participants can view the discussion and submit questions on the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CatholicDioceseCOS. Questions may also be submitted in advance at socialmedia@diocs.org.

In a pastoral letter that was sent to all parishes in the diocese on Aug. 24, Bishop Sheridan stated, “I join with my brother bishops in our determination to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to provide effective oversight of ourselves, as well as complete transparency whenever — and against whomever — a credible accusation of abuse is made.”

Bishop Sheridan will also celebrate a Mass of Reparation at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. All are invited.


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August 17, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. A new program in the Diocese of Colorado Springs designed to help new converts stay engaged in the Catholic Church will debut in September.
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July conference will look at religious freedom worldwide

Local faith leaders asked to join religious freedom efforts
July 6, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. During a recent stop in Colorado Springs, former Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced that an international summit on religious freedom will take place in Washington, D.C., from July 25-26. Brownback serves as Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom in the U.S. State Dept.
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June 15, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The St. Thomas Aquinas Society will hold its annual conference Aug. 1-5 at Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs. The theme of this year’s conference is “God the Father of Mercy.”
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June 15, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical outlining the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception was poorly received and appeared to be an inadequate response to the sexual revolution. Nonetheless, his prediction that efforts to separate sex from procreation would lead to the objectification of women has been born out over the past 50 years, said a well-known Catholic speaker at Holy Apostles Parish on May 15.
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June 1, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Church architecture should be grounded in biblical and sacramental imagery that points the faithful to their heavenly home rather than to humanity’s fallen nature, said a noted architectural historian who spoke in Colorado Springs last month.
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