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July 5, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Orchestrating 22 major conferences on Catholic education has given Therese Lorentz and the St. Thomas Aquinas Society an abiding faith in the providence of the Holy Spirit and a profound appreciation for his sense of humor. Preparing for the July 31- Aug. 4 “Christ the King of Mercy,” Conference at the Pikes Peak Center, the society faced adversity, overcame it and arranged five days of continuous spiritual education by nationally and internationally known speakers, including Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Father Piotr Prusakiewicz, H. Anthony Chan, Father Stephen Imbarrato, Tony Melendez, Patricia Sandoval and Kelly Nieto.


 
July 5, 2019  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Seminarian Jason Paul Marshall from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe who lost his life in a bus crash in Colorado was “a humble man who deeply cared for others,” said Archbishop John Wester in a June 25 statement.

“Jason was a splendid and exemplary seminarian,” the archbishop said. “He always brightened our spirits and had a positive outlook on life. We will miss him very, very much. May he rest in peace.”


 
July 5, 2019  |  

Year 1 classes will be offered for the Denver Biblical School’s four-year Bible study program in the Colorado Springs Diocese at St. Dominic Parish (Mondays, 9-11 a.m.) and Divine Redeemer Parish (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.). Information sessions at St. Dominic will be July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. Information sessions at Divine Redeemer will be July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

A two-year program titled “The Ladder of Ascent, a Journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church” will be held at St. Joseph Parish, Colorado Springs, (Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.), Ave Maria Parish, Parker, (Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.) and at the Catholic Pastoral Center (CPC), (Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.). Information sessions at St. Joseph will be held at 9 a.m. July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. At Ave Maria, information sessions will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Information sessions at the CPC will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 29. Please see sjvlaydivision.org for details and to register, or call 303-715-3195.


 
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July 5, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Orchestrating 22 major conferences on Catholic education has given Therese Lorentz and the St. Thomas Aquinas Society an abiding faith in the providence of the Holy Spirit and a profound appreciation for his sense of humor. Preparing for the July 31- Aug. 4 “Christ the King of Mercy,” Conference at the Pikes Peak Center, the society faced adversity, overcame it and arranged five days of continuous spiritual education by nationally and internationally known speakers, including Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, Father Piotr Prusakiewicz, H. Anthony Chan, Father Stephen Imbarrato, Tony Melendez, Patricia Sandoval and Kelly Nieto.


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July 5, 2019  |  

AURORA. A Sistine Chapel exhibit will be open to the public from July 4-Aug. 13 at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora 80010. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to view Michelangelo’s work up close, allowing them to see the details in the painting. For more information and tickets, visit www.stanleymarketplace.com. Group rates are available.


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July 5, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Save the Storks, a pro-life organization based in Colorado Springs, will sponsor its first ever “Storkfest” on Aug. 31 from 1-9 p.m. at Glen Eyrie. The family event will include music, a petting zoo, kids’ fun run, food vendors, and a laser show to end the evening. Proceeds will benefit Colorado Springs Pregnancy Centers and the purchase of a mobile pregnancy center, or Stork Bus. For more information, visit www.storkfest.com.

 


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July 5, 2019  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Seminarian Jason Paul Marshall from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe who lost his life in a bus crash in Colorado was “a humble man who deeply cared for others,” said Archbishop John Wester in a June 25 statement.

“Jason was a splendid and exemplary seminarian,” the archbishop said. “He always brightened our spirits and had a positive outlook on life. We will miss him very, very much. May he rest in peace.”


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July 5, 2019  |  

Year 1 classes will be offered for the Denver Biblical School’s four-year Bible study program in the Colorado Springs Diocese at St. Dominic Parish (Mondays, 9-11 a.m.) and Divine Redeemer Parish (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.). Information sessions at St. Dominic will be July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. Information sessions at Divine Redeemer will be July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

A two-year program titled “The Ladder of Ascent, a Journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church” will be held at St. Joseph Parish, Colorado Springs, (Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.), Ave Maria Parish, Parker, (Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m.) and at the Catholic Pastoral Center (CPC), (Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.). Information sessions at St. Joseph will be held at 9 a.m. July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. At Ave Maria, information sessions will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 29, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Information sessions at the CPC will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 29. Please see sjvlaydivision.org for details and to register, or call 303-715-3195.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
July 5, 2019  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

Several weeks ago, I gave a presentation at the USCCB Spring Meeting in Baltimore. My topic was what I identified as the second greatest crisis facing the Church today — namely, the massive attrition of our own people, especially the young. I trust that the first — around which most of our discussions that week revolved — is obvious to everyone. Judging from the extremely positive reaction of my brother bishops and the lively conversation that followed my presentation, the talk was well received. I was also delighted it apparently prompted a spirited conversation on social media.


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July 5, 2019  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

Children require extensive support and protection to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They are uniquely dependent on their parents because they are particularly vulnerable. Often they are unable to speak on their own behalf or effectively defend themselves from various forms of exploitation.


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July 5, 2019  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.

In music you can measure it. The tempo called largo — Italian for slow and broad — clocks in at 40 to 60 beats per minute. (Allegro, by contrast, doubles that pace, while presto races up to 200.) 


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June 22, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

The final book in J.R.R. Tolkein’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy — “The Return of the King” — begins with Aragorn, Gimli, Gandalf, and others journeying from Helm’s Deep to Isengard. There they find two Hobbits, Merry and Pippin, feasting on salted pork and smoking the legendary Longbottom Leaf tobacco among the ruins of the city. 


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June 21, 2019  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

My fondest memories of summer are the times spent with my favorite aunt at her cottage nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. As a middle school teacher, she had a gift for relating to kids in a way very different from parents, like a wise friend or a trusted confidante. My aunt patiently taught us how to knit and sew; she listened to our stories and nurtured our dreams as if each niece or nephew were the only one.


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ARTS & CULTURE
July 5, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Toy Story 4

NEW YORK.  Just how good are the hotshots behind “Toy Story 4” (G, Disney)? So good that, by the time the closing credits roll, moviegoers will likely feel more emotional connection to an animated spork than they have to the vast majority of live-action human characters they’ve ever seen on screen.


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June 21, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets 2

NEW YORK. Lessons about overcoming fear and helping those in need are featured in “The Secret Life of Pets 2” (Universal).

Given that they come amid generally amusing antics that unfold at a lively pace, returning director Chris Renaud’s follow-up to his 2016 original rates as an entertaining cartoon suitable for all but the youngest kids.


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