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November 1, 2019  |  By SISTER NADINE HEIMANN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister Magdalena Krol, the General Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration from Olpe, Germany, spent Oct. 1-24 conducting a canonical visitation of St. Joseph Province with the Sisters at Mount Saint Francis.


 
November 1, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. “Mercy” was the theme of the evening Oct. 11, as the Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine (CONU) celebrated 25 years of ministry to the Catholic community of Northern Ukraine. The event at Holy Apostles Parish, which featured special guests from Ukraine, music, and sharing from the audience about receiving and giving mercy, both celebrated and challenged the people gathered to extend God’s love through acts of mercy towards their fellow men and women.


 
November 1, 2019  |  By JULIE ASHER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A final report on the findings of an independent review of clergy abuse cases in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses from 1950 to 2019 shows that 166 children were abused by 43 priests statewide. Released Oct. 23, the report found that at least 127 children were victimized by 22 priests in the Denver Archdiocese; at least 36 children were victimized by 19 priests in the Pueblo Diocese; and at least three children were victimized by two priests in the Colorado Springs Diocese. Nearly 90% of known incidents of abuse happened more than 40 years ago, and over 85% of those victims were abused in the 1960s and 1970s.


 
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November 1, 2019  |  By SISTER NADINE HEIMANN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister Magdalena Krol, the General Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration from Olpe, Germany, spent Oct. 1-24 conducting a canonical visitation of St. Joseph Province with the Sisters at Mount Saint Francis.


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November 1, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. “Mercy” was the theme of the evening Oct. 11, as the Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine (CONU) celebrated 25 years of ministry to the Catholic community of Northern Ukraine. The event at Holy Apostles Parish, which featured special guests from Ukraine, music, and sharing from the audience about receiving and giving mercy, both celebrated and challenged the people gathered to extend God’s love through acts of mercy towards their fellow men and women.


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November 1, 2019  |  By JULIE ASHER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A final report on the findings of an independent review of clergy abuse cases in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses from 1950 to 2019 shows that 166 children were abused by 43 priests statewide. Released Oct. 23, the report found that at least 127 children were victimized by 22 priests in the Denver Archdiocese; at least 36 children were victimized by 19 priests in the Pueblo Diocese; and at least three children were victimized by two priests in the Colorado Springs Diocese. Nearly 90% of known incidents of abuse happened more than 40 years ago, and over 85% of those victims were abused in the 1960s and 1970s.


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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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OPINION / COMMENTARY
November 1, 2019  |  

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November 1, 2019  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

Because suffering almost always imposes itself on us during life, and especially at the end of life, it can be helpful to reflect on the need to accept some personal suffering as we die, even as we recognize the importance of palliative steps and other comfort measures.


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November 1, 2019  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

It’s become a four-generation tradition to head south of the cities and take in a small-town celebration of fall. Our route winds between soaring bluffs and a shimmering lake. It feels like a narrow passageway, a tunnel back in time.


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ARTS & CULTURE
November 1, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

NEW YORK. The moral probing and feminist revisionism that characterized its 2014 predecessor are mostly absent from the routine follow-up “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (PG, Disney). So much so, that ethical straightforwardness makes its title seem somewhat misleading.


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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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