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December 6, 2019  |  

Schedules for Advent and Christmas liturgies at diocesan parishes.


 
December 6, 2019  |  By CORY SANDERS

Like everyone, as I progressed through my life, there has been no shortage of moral dilemmas. Whether related to family, career, or personal choices, I did my best to navigate them, enlisting the help of my priest when I felt I couldn’t get to the right solution on big problems. Every time I brought a dilemma to my priest, he seemed to have a solution that felt much better than what I was able to come up with. As relieving as it was to have sound guidance in these situations, it highlighted the fact that I was missing something. My priest possessed a reliable compass that allowed him to determine the right direction even in difficult circumstances. Over the years, I’ve searched for such a compass like the one my priest possessed, and I feel I’ve found a very good one, which is called Catholic Social Teaching, or CST.


 
December 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A ballot initiative that would ban abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy has been approved by state election officials in Colorado. A group called the Coalition for Women and Children, which is based in Englewood, filed the proposed initiative.


 
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December 6, 2019  |  

Photos from events that have taken place within the last month. 


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December 6, 2019  |  

Schedules for Advent and Christmas liturgies at diocesan parishes.


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December 6, 2019  |  By CORY SANDERS

Like everyone, as I progressed through my life, there has been no shortage of moral dilemmas. Whether related to family, career, or personal choices, I did my best to navigate them, enlisting the help of my priest when I felt I couldn’t get to the right solution on big problems. Every time I brought a dilemma to my priest, he seemed to have a solution that felt much better than what I was able to come up with. As relieving as it was to have sound guidance in these situations, it highlighted the fact that I was missing something. My priest possessed a reliable compass that allowed him to determine the right direction even in difficult circumstances. Over the years, I’ve searched for such a compass like the one my priest possessed, and I feel I’ve found a very good one, which is called Catholic Social Teaching, or CST.


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December 6, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A ballot initiative that would ban abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy has been approved by state election officials in Colorado. A group called the Coalition for Women and Children, which is based in Englewood, filed the proposed initiative.


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November 15, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS.  In his quest to invent the light bulb, Thomas Edison was quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” St. Mary’s sophomores and Corpus Christi alums Cameron Baker and Justin Fauson can relate. They experienced many failures as they worked to use 3D printing technology to support two local multiple sclerosis practices. However, just as Edison did, Baker and Fauson persevered, and now their design will help area multiple sclerosis (MS) patients better understand their disease.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
December 6, 2019  |  

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December 6, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

Thoughtful Catholics like to read, and it’s always a joy to recommend good Catholic books to give as gifts. This year we’ve sorted them by several themes, so you can root around and have a selection of good ones. All are thoroughly Catholic, thoroughly Christian, and well written. So, go get your shopping list, get a cuppa, sit down, and let’s go shopping!


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December 6, 2019  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality.

The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was working a mediocre job as an ad man for Montgomery Ward, cranking out forgettable copy about silk sheets and white shirts. He lived in a tiny apartment with his ill wife and young daughter.


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December 6, 2019  |  By SEAN WRIGHT

Time was when the cultural celebration of Christmas began the evening of Dec. 24 and ended the evening of Jan. 6 — 12 days. 

As late as the 1940s it was still traditional to wait until Christmas Eve to set up the family tree. Oh, parents might go out a day or two beforehand to tack up strings of colored lights to outline their houses’ porches and gables and hang an evergreen wreath on the door. Even so, the crèche, tree and other major decorations were not seen till Christmas Eve.


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November 15, 2019  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Winter Gardening Tips

Winter does not officially begin until Dec. 21 (ending on March 19, 2020), but most Coloradoans have already experienced a hard freeze and a pretty good snow or two. Here are a few tips to help keep landscapes in good shape over the next wintery, topsy-turvy temperature months.


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ARTS & CULTURE
December 6, 2019  |  By KURT JENSEN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Ford v Ferrari

NEW YORK. “Ford v Ferrari” (PG-13, Fox) revels in its 1960s gender stereotypes, evoking a “Great Man” age of auto racers in which the men were men and the women glad of it.

The historical truth of that is, of course, far more complex. But this film doesn’t try to justify old inequalities. Ties and lapels are skinny, tires squeal, engines roar, vintage sunglasses are everywhere — and death lurks around every sharp turn. It’s a groaning board of vroom-vroom cliches, but told without cynicism, and with some moral core to the principal characters.


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November 15, 2019  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Arctic Dogs

NEW YORK. “Arctic Dogs” (PG, AMBI Group) serves up family-friendly fare, scoring high on the cuteness meter despite its lack of originality.

The little ones will love Swifty (voice of Jeremy Renner). He’s a fox who always dreamed of being top dog for the Arctic Blast Delivery Service (ABDS).


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