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Father James Golka chosen to lead Diocese of Colorado Springs

Bishop-elect Golka introduced in Colorado Springs
May 7, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Pope Francis has appointed Father James Golka, 54, a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, as the bishop-elect of Colorado Springs and accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Sheridan. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on April 30 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-elect Golka was introduced at a press conference at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Colorado Springs on the same day.


 
May 7, 2021  |  By DEACON ED DeMATTEE

CASTLE ROCK. As a follow-up to the February 2021 article in the The Colorado Catholic Herald titled “St. Mark parishioners, Knights of Columbus Aid in Rescue of Trafficking Victims,” parishes in our diocese’s northern deanery will be hosting two Human Trafficking Awareness Presentations this summer.


 
May 7, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. For St. Mary’s High School, what started off as a challenge has turned into a tremendous opportunity. In 2020, the school’s Gala Committee had four weeks to move its annual live event online when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live events. With social distancing requirements still firmly in place in 2021, the Gala Committee planned this year’s event, which was held on April 10, to be virtual, and what resulted was the most successful gala in the school’s history.


 
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Father James Golka chosen to lead Diocese of Colorado Springs

Bishop-elect Golka introduced in Colorado Springs
May 7, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Pope Francis has appointed Father James Golka, 54, a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, as the bishop-elect of Colorado Springs and accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Sheridan. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on April 30 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-elect Golka was introduced at a press conference at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Colorado Springs on the same day.


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May 7, 2021  |  By DEACON ED DeMATTEE

CASTLE ROCK. As a follow-up to the February 2021 article in the The Colorado Catholic Herald titled “St. Mark parishioners, Knights of Columbus Aid in Rescue of Trafficking Victims,” parishes in our diocese’s northern deanery will be hosting two Human Trafficking Awareness Presentations this summer.


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May 7, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. For St. Mary’s High School, what started off as a challenge has turned into a tremendous opportunity. In 2020, the school’s Gala Committee had four weeks to move its annual live event online when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live events. With social distancing requirements still firmly in place in 2021, the Gala Committee planned this year’s event, which was held on April 10, to be virtual, and what resulted was the most successful gala in the school’s history.


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April 16, 2021  |  

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Jesuit Father E. Eugene Arthur died March 24 in Wheat Ridge. He was 85 years old, a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for 54 years. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 14 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Denver. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.


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April 16, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. For St. Mary’s High School boys basketball coach Jim Masterson, basketball is more than a game — it’s a way to teach faith. The motto of the team is “win or lose, give glory to God.” That idea was tested this year as the team experienced an undefeated season that carried them to the state championship game only to lose in the title game. While the disappointment of the defeat still stings, Masterson and his team are grounded in faith and looking toward the future.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
April 16, 2021  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

Last month, we Little Sisters, our residents and staff observed two major COVID milestones.

As of March 11 we had been in lockdown for a full year, and on March 19 we finished the vaccination process at our residence in Washington, D.C., with a compliance rate of nearly 100 percent among those who live and work here.


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April 16, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

My grandmother was born Leona Erma Van Dusen in upstate New York, at 10 minutes before the hour of midnight on December 31st 1880. She nonetheless celebrated her birth on Jan. 1 so she could claim to be a year younger.


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April 16, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Tulips

Tulips and springtime go hand-in-hand. Poems have been written, movies have been made and gardens have been built around them. Their beauty and wonder captivate us as we skip into spring. 


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April 16, 2021  |  By ANDY BARTON

Getting kids into heaven — that is how Deacon Rob Rysavy, the president of St. Mary’s High School, explained the goal of Catholic education in a conversation recently. 

His characterization brought to mind an experience I had earlier in April in the gymnasium at Divine Redeemer School. Catholic Charities of Central Colorado had been chosen as the recipient of the Extreme Lenten Project to collect toiletry items for our community’s poor and vulnerable.  


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April 2, 2021  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

There are echoes of Romeo and Juliet, but the ending is happier.

This story of forbidden love took place long ago on a Mediterranean island – 1870s Sicily, to be exact.

Elizabeth Lagudice was a beautiful noblewoman with dark curls and big eyes. Dona Elizabeth, as she was called, made a fabled mistake: She fell in love with a tailor.


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ARTS & CULTURE
April 16, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Respect Life Apostolate of the Diocese of Colorado Springs has purchased a license allowing individuals to buy and stream the move “Roe v. Wade” by April 30. Those who purchase the movie must begin watching it by the end of the month. After that, they will have 30 days to finish viewing it. Visit www.roevwademovie.com/respectlifeapostolate to get more information and buy the film.


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April 16, 2021  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: A Week Away

WASHINGTON. A musical romance with an evangelical Christian twist, “A Week Away” (Netflix) could be described as “High School Musical” meets summer camp. Written by Kali Bailey and Alan Powell, the streaming service’s first faith-based film is directed by Roman White


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