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August 7, 2020  |  

Following his ordination to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Michael Sheridan on May 27, 2006, Deacon Robert (Bob) Waller was released for service with the Archdiocese for the Military Services and assigned to the Air Force Academy’s Catholic Cadet Chapel. In several ways, the assignment was a perfect fit for the new deacon.


 
August 7, 2020  |  By ERNEST RODRIGUEZ

COLORADO SPRINGS. On July 8, St. Patrick Parish’s Knights of Columbus Council 9993 hosted a Silver Rose prayer service to share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and to promote respect for life.


 
August 7, 2020  |  
Deacon Bruce Sago dies at age 65

COLORADO SPRINGS. Deacon Bruce Sago, formerly the parish administrator at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch, died July 22 at age 65.


 
IN THE NEWS...
August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A new book titled “The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All” will feature artwork by Holy Cross Father Ron Raab.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Denver Catholic Biblical School will hold all classes online for the 2020-21 academic year. However, in-person information sessions will be held at Corpus Christi Parish and St. Paul Parish.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Briarfest, the community festival held each year on the grounds of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, has been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the event say the next Briarfest will be held Sept. 10-12, 2021. Visit www.briarfest.com for more information and updates.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. As part of the ongoing “Due Date Too Late” campaign for Initiative 120, the late-term abortion ban that will appear on the November ballot, the diocesan Respect Life Apostolate is collecting baby shoes in each parish that will be taken to the Colorado State Capital in a press conference before the November election. 


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August 7, 2020  |  

Following his ordination to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Michael Sheridan on May 27, 2006, Deacon Robert (Bob) Waller was released for service with the Archdiocese for the Military Services and assigned to the Air Force Academy’s Catholic Cadet Chapel. In several ways, the assignment was a perfect fit for the new deacon.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
July 3, 2020  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Tonight I wrote two events on my calendar: a birthday party and a baptism. They will be sanitized, scaled-down gatherings — and they will be fun — but still, it pained me to sully those blank boxes with black ink.


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July 3, 2020  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

Recently, the bishops of California made a statement regarding the attacks on the statues of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco, Ventura, and Los Angeles. While acknowledging that there are legitimate concerns about racism both historical and contemporary, we insisted that the characterization of Serra as the moral equivalent of Hitler and the missions he founded as tantamount to death camps is simply unconscionable.


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July 3, 2020  |  

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July 3, 2020  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

Defying the efforts of emperors, kings, popes and engineers to eliminate them, the fetid, malodorous Pontine Marshes — disease-ridden, brackish waters 10-16 miles wide — for 23 centuries lay southeast of Rome. Benito Mussolini not only made the trains run on time, in 1928 he finally succeeded in draining the Pontine Marshes. Reclaiming the land, “Il Duce” built low-cost housing and settled families there. The Lazio region is now a thriving community, producing crops in abundance.


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June 19, 2020  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

The Covid-19 pandemic has left many of us with a great deal of uncertainty: uncertainty about how contagious the virus is and about the best way to treat it; uncertainty about how long our personal immunity will last after we get infected and whether a vaccine will ever be developed; uncertainty about the future of the economy and whether jobs will still be there for the 40 million newly unemployed; uncertainty about how long the public quarantines should continue; uncertainty about what will happen to ourselves, our businesses, our families and our friends.


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ARTS & CULTURE
July 3, 2020  |  By CHRIS BYRD, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Space Force

NEW YORK. Greg Daniels, co-creator of the U.S. version of “The Office,” collaborates with that program’s lead, Steve Carell, to launch the new limited-series comedy “Space Force.”

Fans of the popular and award-winning earlier show, which ran on NBC 2005-13, will likely be hugely disappointed in this new offering.


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June 19, 2020  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Artemis Fowl

NEW YORK. In the hands of such great artists as British novelist J.R.R. Tolkien or Irish poet W.B. Yeats, the elements of medieval lore have been deployed to great effect.

Such, alas, is not the case with “Artemis Fowl” (PG, Disney), director Kenneth Branagh’s crowded, off-key screen version of Eoin Colfer’s 2001 fantasy novel for young adults that’s streaming now on Disney+.


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