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September 6, 2019  |  By MICHELE MASON

“Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Gen 2:7)

The phrase “breath of life” took on a whole new meaning when, at seven months pregnant, I found out our preborn son may or may not be able to breathe once he was born.


 
September 6, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Members of the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics were happy on Saturday, July 27, when five visitors showed up to the regular meeting at Holy Apostles. Two came from Castle Rock because they were looking for a connection and cultural identity in the Catholic Church. Two were from Holy Apostles Parish and one was a member of the military stationed in Colorado Springs; all were looking for a sense of belonging in the community.


 
September 6, 2019  |  By EILEEN MAGGIO

MONUMENT. My husband Bill and I, who were invested as a Knight and Dame in the Order of Malta Western Association in 2016, were blessed to attend this year’s three-day personal spiritual pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, Wisconsin.


 
IN THE NEWS...
September 9, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. UC Health Memorial Hospital is in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) at its north and central locations. Currently there are many days each month that are not covered. For more information or to volunteer, contact Father Larry Solan at lawrence.solan@uchealth.org


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Registration is now open for the four classes being offered this fall by the Center for Evangelization and Catechesis. Classes begin the first week of September. The four classes are “Foundations of Scripture,” “The Gospel of John,” “The Good Life — Life in Christ,” and “The Divine Comedy,” which is a 24-week course covering all three books of the classic work. All classes are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Holy Apostles Church. For more information, visit www.dc4ec.com.  


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Paul Wicker is hosting a community celebration of mercy with the theme “Who Is My Neighbor?” on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Holy Apostles Church. The event aims to bring to together “Good Samaritans” and charitable organizations from around Colorado. Participants will gather for an evening of live music, reflection, stories and fellowship. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Greg Sullivan at greg.sullivan@conuhome.org or 901-212-7660.


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September 6, 2019  |  

HIGHLANDS RANCH. Volunteers are being sought for a fall 40 Days for Life campaign near the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 131 W. County Line Rd. in Littleton. Sign-ups are needed for both daytime and nighttime hours, as it will be a 24-hour vigil. To register, visit 40DaysforLife.com. For the latest news and information, join the Facebook group, “40 Day for Life - Littleton.”


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September 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual White Mass for physicians and allied health care professionals on Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul Church. The Mass is sponsored by the Colorado Springs St. Luke’s Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. For more information, visit www.cosstlukesguild.cathmed.org.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
September 6, 2019  |  By SEAN WRIGHT

The Blessed Virgin Mary did not have an easy life, despite the joy she knew as the loving mother of Jesus. She faced many difficulties. such as being pregnant and walking — or riding a donkey — for 90 miles over three or four days. Devotionally, the Church lists seven major sorrow-ful events in her life:


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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: Proverbs and other Manly Virtues

Helpful reading for men, women and their children
September 6, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

This month’s book review features four books — two written by authors from our own diocese — that are designed to help readers grow in virtue and develop their prayer lives. Each one would make a great gift on its own, especially during this time of year when Catholic parents are thinking of ways to help their college-bound children to remain strong in their faith.


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September 6, 2019  |  

We ate our honey. We ate a lot. Now we have no honey in our honey pot.”

With those 17 words, averaging just three letters in length, Jan and Stan Berenstain launched their legendary book series. They were using the methods Dr. Seuss had coached them on: rhyme, repetition, short sentences.


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September 6, 2019  |  By ANDY BARTON

If you want to hear from someone who is really concerned about the condition of our poor in the United States, talk to a visitor from the Gaza Strip.


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August 16, 2019  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

There is, to be sure, a stress within the Biblical tradition that God is radically other: “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” (Isaiah 45:15) and “No one shall see [God] and live” (Exodus 33:20). 


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ARTS & CULTURE
September 6, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen

NEW YORK. Good personal values vie with relentless gory combat in “Angel Has Fallen” (R, Lionsgate). The result is an action sequel that’s too graphic for those seeking casual entertainment.


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August 16, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Art of Racing in the Rain

NEW YORK. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (PG, Fox 2000), an otherwise benign drama about a man and his dog, adapted from the novel by Garth Stein, is marred by a treatment of reincarnation that prevents endorsement of it for impressionable viewers.


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