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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Colorado Catholic Herald had the opportunity to sit down with Bishop James Golka for an interview on June 24, just a few days before his episcopal ordination. Following is the complete transcript of the interview.


 

Bishop James R. Golka

A shepherd who keeps his flock close to his heart
July 9, 2021  |  By JEFF THOMAS

ROBERT GOLKA, AN ENGINEER BY TRADE, and his wife, Patricia, built their house in 1963. They had a 1-year-old, Ronald, and a newborn, John.

                In Grand Island, Neb., they built a classic rancher: three bedrooms, the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor; two bedrooms in the basement — 1,350 square feet total. During the next three-plus decades in this tidy vessel, the Golkas raised 10 children. For a time under that roof there were Mom, Dad, six boys, four girls, and two bathrooms, one of which had a shower.

                “Mornings were interesting,” John said.


 

Successor to the Apostles

Colorado Springs’ new bishop says example of Sts. Peter and Paul will be his guide
July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The ordination of Bishop James R. Golka took place on June 29 — the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul — and the lives and witness of both saints were woven throughout his installation as the third Bishop of Colorado Springs.


 
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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

El periódico “The Colorado Catholic Herald” tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar al Obispo James Golka el 24 de junio, unos días antes de su ordenación episcopal.  A continuación se muestra la transcripción completa de la entrevista.


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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Colorado Catholic Herald had the opportunity to sit down with Bishop James Golka for an interview on June 24, just a few days before his episcopal ordination. Following is the complete transcript of the interview.


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Bishop James R. Golka

A shepherd who keeps his flock close to his heart
July 9, 2021  |  By JEFF THOMAS

ROBERT GOLKA, AN ENGINEER BY TRADE, and his wife, Patricia, built their house in 1963. They had a 1-year-old, Ronald, and a newborn, John.

                In Grand Island, Neb., they built a classic rancher: three bedrooms, the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor; two bedrooms in the basement — 1,350 square feet total. During the next three-plus decades in this tidy vessel, the Golkas raised 10 children. For a time under that roof there were Mom, Dad, six boys, four girls, and two bathrooms, one of which had a shower.

                “Mornings were interesting,” John said.


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Successor to the Apostles

Colorado Springs’ new bishop says example of Sts. Peter and Paul will be his guide
July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The ordination of Bishop James R. Golka took place on June 29 — the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul — and the lives and witness of both saints were woven throughout his installation as the third Bishop of Colorado Springs.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
June 18, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Flowering Shrubs and Their Pruning Needs

This is Part Two of a two-part series covering common flowering shrubs in our diocese and their pruning needs. The first installment, which appeared in the May 21 issue of the Herald, focused on spring flowering shrubs. This installment focuses on summer flowering shrubs, including flowers that grow on older wood.


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June 18, 2021  |  By AISHA C. YOUNG

In March 17, 2020, I became aware of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, I was not aware of the severity of it, nor the lives that would be lost. I did know that it was negatively affecting senior citizens, which was heartbreaking for me as a gerontologist. African- Americans were dying at a disproportionate rate from this terrible disease. I’m am a person living with a disability. What other effects would this have on me? Hindsight is 2020. Here are a few ways covid strengthened my faith as a Black Catholic:


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June 18, 2021  |  By ANDY BARTON

By virtue of my job, I am one of a relatively few number of the 180,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs who gets to interact with our bishop on a regular basis. I take that familiarity for granted, forgetting that most people only see Bishop Sheridan in more formal settings which do not allow for the kind of interactions that build familiarity.


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June 4, 2021  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

The sense of place and pull to the wild that inspired Nick Ripatrozone’s new book are tucked in his very name. The rip-roaring surname is the name of a mountain town in central Italy, which the 40-year-old writer has visited. 


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June 4, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

Do you know any extraordinary heroes? I’ve been graced to know two, actually, and know them pretty well.  

My mother was born on April 28, 1921. She and my father were married on May 3, 1942. But for the pandemic, my family would have celebrated her 100th birthday and their 79th wedding anniversary. We’ll celebrate those events, eventually. As for now, I’ve had cause to reflect on growing up under their supervision.


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ARTS & CULTURE
June 18, 2021  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Spirit Untamed

NEW YORK. Pedigree is important where horses are concerned, and the equine-themed animated adventure “Spirit Untamed” (PG, Universal) comes with a multimedia lineage.

It descends both from the 2002 film “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and the ongoing Netflix series “Spirit Riding Free,” which first aired in 2017.


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May 21, 2021  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Monster

NEW YORK. Though it’s adapted from a book that’s over a decade old, “Monster” (R, Netflix), director Anthony Mandler’s screen version of Walter Dean Myers’ 1999 novel for young adults, feels remarkably timely. This tale of a Harlem youth caught up in the criminal justice system gains credibility, moreover, by avoiding pat answers.


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