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ALL THINGS CATHOLIC
SYNOD PROCESS REPORT - ENGLISH

The Diocese of Colorado Springs began the Synodal process by establishing a steering committee of five persons. This committee met at regular intervals and recommended that listening sessions be scheduled at selected parishes throughout the Diocese. Six listening sessions took place, including one in Spanish. The Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese was present at each of these sessions. He began and ended the sessions with prayer and a word of support. The recommended format was used and proved to be fruitful. Most of the committee members were able to attend nearly all of the sessions. They also created a survey for the Diocese that was sent out to each parish in both an online and printed format. These resources were to be made available to the parishioners along with advertising the listening sessions’ dates and locations.

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SYNOD PROCESS REPORT - SPANISH

La Diócesis de Colorado Springs comenzó el proceso sinodal estableciendo un comité directivo de cinco personas. Este comité se reunió a intervalos regulares y recomendó que se programaran sesiones de escucha en determinadas parroquias de la Diócesis. Se celebraron seis sesiones de escucha, incluida una en español. El obispo, ordinario de la Diócesis, estuvo presente en cada una de estas sesiones. Comenzó y terminó las sesiones con una oración y palabras de apoyo. Se utilizó el formato recomendado y este resultó fructífero. La mayoría de las personas integrantes del comité pudieron asistir a casi todas las sesiones. También crearon una encuesta para la Diócesis que se envió a cada parroquia tanto en formato en línea como impreso. Estos recursos debían ponerse a disposición de los feligreses junto con la publicidad de las fechas y lugares de las sesiones de escucha.

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2022 COLORADO CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE RECAP

On May 11, 2022, 73rd General Assembly adjourned. Over 650 bills were introduced this session, many bills upheld Catholic social teaching by protecting the most vulnerable members of our community and ensuring nonprofits, such as the Catholic Church, have resources to stop hate crimes, while other bills violated Church teaching by disregarding the sanctity of human life and encroaching on religious liberty.

The Colorado Catholic Conference (CCC), as the united voice of the four Colorado bishops, advocated for Catholic values at the State Capitol and ensured that the Church’s voice was heard in the shaping of policy.

The 2022 Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) was introduced in the Colorado General Assembly on March 3, 2022 and signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on April 4. The bill was rushed through the legislative process in order to suppress the voices of millions of Coloradans. Yet, within three weeks, nearly 600 Coloradans came to the hearing to testify against the bill, pro-life lawmakers filibustered in both houses, and nearly one thousand Coloradans rallied against the bill on the steps of the Capitol on March 12.

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THANK YOU LETTER FROM BISHOP JEZ

Pages from Bishop Jez Thank You Letter

BISHOP GOLKA RESPONDS TO POPE FRANCIS' APOSTOLIC LETTER RESTRICTING CELEBRATION OF TRIDENTINE MASS

Bishop Golka responds to Traditionis Custodes

PRESS RELEASE - POPE FRANCIS APPOINTS FATHER JAMES GOLKA TO BE THE THIRD BISHOP OF COLORADO SPRINGS

April 30 press release - final

DECREE FOR SERVANTS OF THE HOLY FAMILY

After several attempts to bring the group known as "The Servants of the Holy Family," illicitly located in Black Forest, Colorado Springs, to hierarchical union with the Diocesan and Universal Church, it is my sad duty to communicate to the diocesan community of Colorado Springs the following:

The priest Anthony Ward, ordained by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on February 14, 1974, and who left the Priestly Society of St. Pius X in 1977, and without any approval or consent of any ordinary, launched the operation of a chapel in July of that year where he proclaimed himself to be acting on behalf of the Catholic Church and started to preach and administer the Sacraments. However, he did not enjoy any priestly faculties from the diocesan bishop. On July 51\ 1995, without the diocesan bishop's knowledge and contrary to canon 1017 which prescribes that the diocesan bishop must give permission for the ordination of clerics by bishops other than himself, four of Father Ward's followers were ordained deacons, and the next day they were ordained priests by a bishop brought surreptitiously to this diocese by Father Ward. 

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