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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Timothy O’Connell is a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his third year of theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Michael Sheridan on June 1 at 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. He will preach his first homily on June 2 at the 11 a.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. The Herald recently caught up with O’Connell to learn more about him and his journey to the priesthood.
 
May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. On June 16, Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating one, five, 10, 25, 50 and more than 50 years of marriage in 2019. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a reception.
 
May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Dominic Parish in Security will host a Mass for people with special needs on May 30 at 2 p.m. The focus of the Mass is to send the message that all of God’s children are welcome under the parish roof and that every person is an integral part of the parish family. A reception will follow. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the parish office at 719-392-7653.
 
IN THE NEWS...
May 17, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. When Colleen Carroll Campbell arrived at St. Mary’s High School in the fall of 1989 as a sophomore, she thought nothing about her drive for perfection. In fact, if anything, she thought striving for perfection pushed her to achieve her goals. Her dream was to become an actress and those first-place finishes at speech and debate tournaments would only help her on the quest. Now, as a journalist and mother of four, Campbell explores perfectionism in her new book, “The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s,” which will release on May 21.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Timothy O’Connell is a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his third year of theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Michael Sheridan on June 1 at 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. He will preach his first homily on June 2 at the 11 a.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. The Herald recently caught up with O’Connell to learn more about him and his journey to the priesthood.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. On June 16, Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating one, five, 10, 25, 50 and more than 50 years of marriage in 2019. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a reception.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Dominic Parish in Security will host a Mass for people with special needs on May 30 at 2 p.m. The focus of the Mass is to send the message that all of God’s children are welcome under the parish roof and that every person is an integral part of the parish family. A reception will follow. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the parish office at 719-392-7653.
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May 3, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Corpus Christi parishioner Heather Grady, a mother of two young children, recently found herself looking for a way to connect with other mothers. Not only was she interested in cultivating friendships, she wanted to learn from older, more experienced mothers.
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OPINION / COMMENTARY
May 17, 2019  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Top Four Gardening Tips for New Coloradans

The Diocese of Colorado Springs serves ten counties in the center of Colorado including a total of 39 parishes that covers an estimated area of over 15,000 square miles across central Colorado. That’s a lot of marigolds! Our church furthest west is Holy Family in Leadville, and our church furthest east is St. Catherine of Siena located in Burlington (17 miles from the Kansas border).

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for years, here are a few recommendations to get your garden growing in the right direction:


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May 17, 2019  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
A few years back, I gave a talk entitled “Thinking Through the Transgender Question” at a local parish. In the audience were several individuals supporting the transgender movement. During the question-and-answer session, one of them, a young woman, raised this difficulty: “If someone wants to transition, how does that hurt anybody else? If my friend wants to be transgender, how would that harm any of us?”
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May 17, 2019  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred-year period.
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April 19, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
Spring is back in Colorado! Gone (we hope) are the snowstorms, replaced with the chirping of birds at morning, the budding of our trees, and the joys of lingering afternoon sunshine — hints and promises of spring. So why engage in spring cleaning when there are good books to read? This month we’ve selected a few that will bless you in particular ways — in heart, body, mind and soul.
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April 19, 2019  |  By SEAN WRIGHT
But what about Peter?” asked my son DeForeest as we returned from the Easter Vigil Mass many years ago.
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ARTS & CULTURE
April 5, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Unplanned

NEW YORK. The hard-hitting, fact-based drama “Unplanned” (R, Pure Flix) dares its viewers to confront the reality of what happens when a baby is aborted.

That’s an effective strategy on the part of co-writers and directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, not least because the peculiar institution of our day thrives on  concealment, muddled thinking and Orwellian euphemisms. But it also means that this emotionally unsparing film is not for the casual moviegoer of any age.


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March 15, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Captain MarvelNEW YORK. Wit, positive messages and lavish production values buoy the origin story “Captain Marvel” (PG-13, Disney). While some of the mythos in this adaptation of various strands of Marvel Comics lore, as well as other considerations, make it unsuitable for kids, the film is tame enough to be possibly acceptable for mature teens.
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