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Disastrous hail storm becomes opportunity to refurbish St. Paul Church
October 18, 2019  |  By RUSTY KERN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Under the tightly attached black shroud that served as a roof, Deacon Dick Bowles was preparing for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on June 16 inside St. Paul Church. A new roof was scheduled to be put on the next day, but this evening, it consisted only of paper-thin tarps and long felt strips. 


 
October 18, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. As area eighth graders are contemplating their high school choices, St. Mary’s High School invites them to join the Pirate student body for a day during one of the school’s upcoming Eighth Grade Shadow Days.

The first shadow day of the 2019-2020 school year is Wednesday, Oct. 23. Parents can join in that day, too, with a parent open house from 9-11 a.m., when they will hear from current students about the St. Mary’s difference.


 
October 18, 2019  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DENVER. A Colorado Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to compensate abuse survivors in the Denver Archdiocese and the Colorado Springs and Pueblo dioceses opened Oct. 7.

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs and Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo each issued statements announcing the start of the program, which is independent of church control. It will be overseen by an independent board, chaired by former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown of Colorado.


 
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October 18, 2019  |  

MONUMENT. Save the Persecuted Christians and Indigenous Ministries will give a presentation at St. Peter Parish in Monument on Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m. Speakers will discuss the crisis of global anti-Christian violence affecting 300 million believers around the world. Subject matter is for an adult audience; discretion is advised. For more information, visit www.petertherock.org or contact Dede Laugesen at dede@savethepersecutedchristians.org


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor for The New York Post and author of the bestselling book “From Fire, By Water,” will speak at Palmer Hall at Colorado College Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. He will discuss his journey from Marxism and atheism to the Catholic faith. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Keating at anna.keating@coloradocollege.edu


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Author and social media influencer Father Mike Schmitz will be the keynote speaker at the Inferno Men’s Conference on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Antlers Hotel Summit Ballroom in downtown Colorado Springs. The event will include talks and breakout sessions, optional praise and worship, confession, eucharistic adoration, and Mass with Bishop Michael Sheridan. Inferno is a men’s ministry in the Diocese of Colorado Springs that organizes low-pressure social events where men can connect and get to know Jesus Christ through the local faith community. For more information and to register for the conference, visit http://conference.infernomen.com. 


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Knights of Columbus Council No. 13981 at Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs is holding a Christmas party and silent auction on Dec. 7 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Cost is $30 per person, which includes cocktails, a buffet dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Knights’ charitable outreach. To purchase tickets, call 719-650-4243 or 719-247-0953; or send an email to cheyenne.trial@yahoo.com or jvmedina68@gmail.com. Attendees are asked to bring a new toy or book to donate to Christmas Unlimited. 


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When Life Gives You Lemons

Disastrous hail storm becomes opportunity to refurbish St. Paul Church
October 18, 2019  |  By RUSTY KERN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Under the tightly attached black shroud that served as a roof, Deacon Dick Bowles was preparing for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on June 16 inside St. Paul Church. A new roof was scheduled to be put on the next day, but this evening, it consisted only of paper-thin tarps and long felt strips. 


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October 18, 2019  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

For American Catholics, October is Respect Life Month, and this year’s theme is “Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life.”

In his letter introducing this theme, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, suggests that although attacks against human life seem to be growing more numerous and more callous by the day, “through our Christian hope in the Resurrection, we are given the grace to persevere in faith.”


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ARTS & CULTURE
October 18, 2019  |  By MARK PATTISON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Love and Mercy: Faustina

WASHINGTON. A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 on more than 700 screens across the United States.

The 90-minute movie, “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” will also have some features about St. Faustina surrounding it, according to Marian Father Chris Alar, who is seen on-screen during the film.


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October 4, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Downton Abbey

NEW YORK. Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.

Program creator Julian Fellowes serves as screenwriter for Focus Features’ big-screen (PG) addition to his saga and, predictably, he keeps his well-loved ensemble of characters waltzing in perfect time. The result will be catnip to fans of the franchise.


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