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February 19, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Holy Cross Father Ronald Raab, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs, is the illustrator of a new book titled “The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All,” published by Liturgical Press.


 
February 19, 2021  |  By PAUL DUSSEAULT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Walsingham, a member of the Chesterton Schools Network, has begun compiling a waiting list for high school students interested in the school’s inaugural semester in Fall 2021. This classical Catholic high school is the first Chesterton Academy in Colorado Springs and one of 30 across 14 U.S. states, Canada and Italy.  Twelve new Chesterton Academy high schools opened in 2020.


 
February 19, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Empowered by Knowledge. The second part of St. Mary’s High School’s identity focuses on knowledge. Since its inception in 1885, St. Mary’s has been providing excellence in education for the Colorado Springs community.


 
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2021 PARISH LENTEN SCHEDULES

(All parishes in Colorado Springs unless otherwise noted)
February 19, 2021  |  

PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL PARISHES AS MOST SERVICES REQUIRE SIGN-UPS AND HAVE CAPACITY LIMITS


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February 19, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Holy Cross Father Ronald Raab, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs, is the illustrator of a new book titled “The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All,” published by Liturgical Press.


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February 19, 2021  |  By PAUL DUSSEAULT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Walsingham, a member of the Chesterton Schools Network, has begun compiling a waiting list for high school students interested in the school’s inaugural semester in Fall 2021. This classical Catholic high school is the first Chesterton Academy in Colorado Springs and one of 30 across 14 U.S. states, Canada and Italy.  Twelve new Chesterton Academy high schools opened in 2020.


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February 19, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Empowered by Knowledge. The second part of St. Mary’s High School’s identity focuses on knowledge. Since its inception in 1885, St. Mary’s has been providing excellence in education for the Colorado Springs community.


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February 8, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. One of the biggest reasons to hold a Holy Hour for Marriage is to support engaged couples who want a sacramental marriage but who may be receiving conflicting messages from friends, relatives or society at large, said Christian Meert, director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and founder of CatholicMarriagePrep.com.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
February 19, 2021  |  By ANDY BARTON

The best advice I have ever received about understanding Catholic teaching on modern times came from a friend who recommended reading encyclicals. Pope Benedict’s “Deus Caritas Est” was the first one I picked up, in a little red, paperback version. I read it in one sitting. That copy, with my underlines and exclamation points on dog eared pages, sits at my desk and I refer to it frequently. Since then, I have read several other encyclical letters by Leo XIII, Paul VI, St. John Paul II, Benedict and Francis. I would recommend every one of them. Their words continue to help form my thought and understanding about what it means to be Catholic and human.


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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: God and the Pandemic

A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and its Aftermath
February 19, 2021  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

Although less lethal than the ancient plagues, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a global impact on our sense of well-being, and perhaps even our faith. Personally, there is still the little voice in the back of my mind that suggests that the year 2021 may yet have a few difficulties in store for us, and perhaps I am not alone. The Gallup organization reports the highest levels of mental anguish in 20 years in the United States, with similar results in the United Kingdom and Europe. As an ancient history amateur (and an actual participant as I age myself), religions have expanded during periods of extreme stress, a trend that provides grounds for a spiritual rebirth. How can we get there?


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February 19, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: March in the Garden

March brings the first day of spring and the start of new beginnings. Hope, blessings and good health are waiting for us here. What a blessed month. Our beloved Saint Patrick and the color of green are close at hand!


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February 5, 2021  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

One of my favorite expressions has taken on new meaning during the COVID pandemic: “There’s a silver lining to every cloud that sails about the heavens if only we could see it.”


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January 15, 2021  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

As the new COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, several people have told me, “I don’t want a vaccine with any connection to abortion.”

This is a valid sentiment that most of us would likely echo. At a minimum, it should serve as an important “call to action” for each of us during the course of this pandemic. Even if we decide to get inoculated with a vaccine that was produced using abortion-derived human cell lines — which for a serious reason and in the absence of alternatives would not be unethical — we still face a real duty to push back and make known our disagreement with the continued use of these cells by researchers in the pharmaceutical industry and academia.


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ARTS & CULTURE
February 19, 2021  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Minari

NEW YORK. Set in the 1980s, “Minari” (PG-13, A24), a gentle mix of drama and comedy, explores the immigrant experience from a Korean American perspective.

A loosely autobiographical labor of love from writer-director Lee Isaac Chung, the film also charts the struggles and triumphs of family life.


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February 5, 2021  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Soul

NEW YORK. As the director of such films as “Up” (2009) and 2015’s “Inside Out,” Pete Docter has taken cartoons to the heights of artistry, proving that an animated feature can be touching, emotionally rich and memorable.

And that’s to say nothing of his involvement in the four “Toy Story” movies.


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