August 17, 2018  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Tribunal of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, in partnership with the Office of Total Catholic Education, will present a five-part series on various topics relating to canon law and annulments. The talks will be held Tuesday evenings at St. Patrick Parish from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 21. 
August 3, 2018  |  By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
DENVER. Although many people attribute Catholics’ widespread rejection of “Humanae Vitae” to the sexual revolution of the 1960s, one moral theologian said the Catholic Church needs to look elsewhere to discover the roots of the problem.
June 15, 2018  |  By FATHER ROBERT NEWBURY
KIOWA. The Respect Life Apostolate seeks to inform us how to understand, value, and become engaged in the myriad of the Church’s pro-life activities.  These activities support the God-given dignity of every person, which naturally leads to protecting the gift of every person’s life.
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.
April 20, 2018  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Nationally-known speaker and author Mary Beth Bonacci will give a talk at Holy Apostles Parish on May 15 at 6 p.m. in honor of the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on marriage and human sexuality. The event is sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life and is open to priests, deacons and all  those in the diocese who are involved in marriage preparation and marriage enrichment. Those who plan to attend and are asked to RSVP by May 7 to 

PORTLAND, Ore. The marriage appeared severed. It was a mess of miscommunication, heartbreak and a broken vow. They’d contacted divorce lawyers and he’d moved out. Her friends encouraged her to dump him.

“Our marriage was in a crisis that we couldn’t overcome ourselves,” said Carol McMenamin, 63.

November 3, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Marriage and Family Life is implementing a new program to help parishes keep young married couples connected to parish life.
September 16, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Covenant of Love Date Night program at Corpus Christi Parish will resume monthly meetings on Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The speaker will be Father Nathan Cromley of the Community of St. John, who will also be the featured speaker at the Dec. 9 and Feb. 10 meetings.

Prenups, marriage: no match made in heaven

Entering into a prenuptial agreement shows a lack of understanding of sacrament, experts say

If you think prenuptial agreements are only for the rich and famous, think again. A 2013 survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers revealed that 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in the number of prenups being contracted.

But these agreements, which define how assets will be divided in the event of divorce, are the antithesis of establishing a life together to last a lifetime.

April 20, 2017  |  By FATHER DANIEL MERZ
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Catholic Church throughout the English-speaking world began using a revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM), effective Dec. 31, 2016. There are a few changes — nothing revolutionary — but it brings a great opportunity to look anew at the importance of this institution between a man and a woman, and to deepen our understanding of how it may be lived and supported.
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