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April 16, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan announced that, beginning May 23, Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs will no longer be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. The dispensation, which was granted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will also end May 23 in the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Pueblo.


 
April 16, 2021  |  By PAUL DUSSEAULT

Dale Ahlquist is president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and publisher of Gilbert Magazine. As one of world’s foremost authorities on the life and work of G.K. Chesterton, he has given more than 700 lectures at universities, conferences, and institutions around the world.

He also is the co-founder of the Chesterton Schools Network — a network of 30 high schools in the United Staes, Canada and Italy. Our Lady of Walsingham, a Chesterton Academy school, is opening this fall on the campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Colorado Springs.


 
April 16, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. For people who experienced their parents’ divorce as children, the impact on their adult relationships cannot be underestimated, said Dan Meola, who along with his wife, Bethany, founded the Life-Giving Wounds ministry.

The Meolas will give a presentation at Holy Apostles Parish on May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Advance registration is required by contacting Christian Meert at Christian@CatholicMarriagePrep.com.


 
IN THE NEWS...
April 16, 2021  |  

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Jesuit Father E. Eugene Arthur died March 24 in Wheat Ridge. He was 85 years old, a Jesuit for 67 years and a priest for 54 years. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 14 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Denver. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.


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April 16, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. For St. Mary’s High School boys basketball coach Jim Masterson, basketball is more than a game — it’s a way to teach faith. The motto of the team is “win or lose, give glory to God.” That idea was tested this year as the team experienced an undefeated season that carried them to the state championship game only to lose in the title game. While the disappointment of the defeat still stings, Masterson and his team are grounded in faith and looking toward the future.


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April 16, 2021  |  By FATHER KYLE INGELS

My name is Father Kyle Ingels, and I am currently serving as the Director of Campus Ministry and the Associate Director of Vocations. I am a native of Colorado Springs and a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School but was ordained in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., in 2005.


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April 16, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan announced that, beginning May 23, Catholics in the Diocese of Colorado Springs will no longer be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. The dispensation, which was granted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will also end May 23 in the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Pueblo.


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April 16, 2021  |  By PAUL DUSSEAULT

Dale Ahlquist is president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, creator and host of the EWTN series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” and publisher of Gilbert Magazine. As one of world’s foremost authorities on the life and work of G.K. Chesterton, he has given more than 700 lectures at universities, conferences, and institutions around the world.

He also is the co-founder of the Chesterton Schools Network — a network of 30 high schools in the United Staes, Canada and Italy. Our Lady of Walsingham, a Chesterton Academy school, is opening this fall on the campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Colorado Springs.


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
April 16, 2021  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

Last month, we Little Sisters, our residents and staff observed two major COVID milestones.

As of March 11 we had been in lockdown for a full year, and on March 19 we finished the vaccination process at our residence in Washington, D.C., with a compliance rate of nearly 100 percent among those who live and work here.


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April 16, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

My grandmother was born Leona Erma Van Dusen in upstate New York, at 10 minutes before the hour of midnight on December 31st 1880. She nonetheless celebrated her birth on Jan. 1 so she could claim to be a year younger.


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April 16, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Tulips

Tulips and springtime go hand-in-hand. Poems have been written, movies have been made and gardens have been built around them. Their beauty and wonder captivate us as we skip into spring. 


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April 16, 2021  |  By ANDY BARTON

Getting kids into heaven — that is how Deacon Rob Rysavy, the president of St. Mary’s High School, explained the goal of Catholic education in a conversation recently. 

His characterization brought to mind an experience I had earlier in April in the gymnasium at Divine Redeemer School. Catholic Charities of Central Colorado had been chosen as the recipient of the Extreme Lenten Project to collect toiletry items for our community’s poor and vulnerable.  


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April 2, 2021  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

There are echoes of Romeo and Juliet, but the ending is happier.

This story of forbidden love took place long ago on a Mediterranean island – 1870s Sicily, to be exact.

Elizabeth Lagudice was a beautiful noblewoman with dark curls and big eyes. Dona Elizabeth, as she was called, made a fabled mistake: She fell in love with a tailor.


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ARTS & CULTURE
April 16, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Respect Life Apostolate of the Diocese of Colorado Springs has purchased a license allowing individuals to buy and stream the move “Roe v. Wade” by April 30. Those who purchase the movie must begin watching it by the end of the month. After that, they will have 30 days to finish viewing it. Visit www.roevwademovie.com/respectlifeapostolate to get more information and buy the film.


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April 16, 2021  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: A Week Away

WASHINGTON. A musical romance with an evangelical Christian twist, “A Week Away” (Netflix) could be described as “High School Musical” meets summer camp. Written by Kali Bailey and Alan Powell, the streaming service’s first faith-based film is directed by Roman White


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