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May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will ripple through society for years to come, but one of the groups most immediately and directly affected by the pandemic are engaged couples who were planning weddings this year. These couples have been faced with a difficult choice — move forward with a wedding where only their parents and possibly siblings can attend, or postpone it for an indeterminate period of time.


 
May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Like Catholics everywhere, members of Our Lady of the Pines Parish have not had much opportunity to visit the church or each other.


 
May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Two months after the Diocese of Colorado Springs suspended public Masses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, parishioners are being invited back to the limited celebration of Mass starting the weekend of May 16-17. But because of the need for comprehensive safety measures to limit further spread of the virus, the manner in which people gather at church will look very different than it did in the past.


 
IN THE NEWS...
May 15, 2020  |  By SISTER ROSE ANN BARMANN, OSB

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bahkita Mountain Home, a safe home in Colorado Springs for victims of human trafficking, is closer to becoming a reality.


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May 15, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Even though parishioners at St. Gabriel the Archangel weren’t able to attend any Masses during the month of April, the parish not only held its regular monthly food drive but held an extra drive that resulted in a 3,500-pound food donation to Marian House soup kitchen.


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May 15, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Colleen (Walker) Berenguer ‘11 graduated from St. Mary’s High School, a career in nursing wasn’t on her radar. Yet, nine years later, her days have been filled with caring for patients in Meridian, Idado, with a virus that just a few months ago no one could have imagined. Berenguer is one of several St. Mary’s graduates who are on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients across the nation.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
May 15, 2020  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

One of my favorite hymns is a recent addition to our Easter repertoire, Three Days. It begins with an expression of despair — “Three days our world was broken; the Lord of life lay dead,” but then builds to a triumphant conclusion: “Though still Christ’s body suffers, pierced daily by the sword, yet death has no dominion: the risen Christ is Lord!”


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May 15, 2020  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

At just the right time, the Catholic Church is blessed by a renewed kindling of love and devotion to St. Joseph. This new book is an outgrowth of that love, and a practical guide to renewing our own devotion to “our spiritual father.”


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May 15, 2020  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Wise Use of Water

Water should be in the top three of our most treasured blessings. We need it to survive. So many different elements of our lives depend on water. It is important to conserve it, use it wisely and thank God every day for it.


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May 15, 2020  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

Creating a new vaccine and bringing it to market typically requires more than a decade of research and clinical testing. Many companies and research groups are working overtime to shorten this timeline dramatically in the wake of the Covid- 19 pandemic.


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ARTS & CULTURE

FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Big hits, little-seen gems

Ten films that were among best of 2019 offer options for home viewing until theaters re-open
May 15, 2020  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Big hits, little-seen gems

NEW YORK. The year 2019 saw the release of quality films across a wide range of genres, from a comic book-based extravaganza and a family drama about a Chinese American clan to a crackerjack murder mystery.

Below — in alphabetical order — are the Media Review Office of Catholic News Service’s picks for last year’s Top 10 movies overall.


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May 1, 2020  |  By SOPHIA MARTINSON, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Pandemic prompts makers of ‘Fatima’ film to delay its release to theaters

NEW YORK. Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fatima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

The historical drama, with a screenplay written by Barbara Nicolosi, is directed by Marco Pontecorvo, produced by Origin Entertainment and distributed by Picturehouse. Origin Entertaiment’s CEO is Dick Lyles, brother-in- law of Father Jim Williams of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.


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