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May 20, 2022  |  By ASHLEY SLACK, JULIE BAILEY

If Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned, as the recently leaked Supreme Court majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health indicates, 26 states are poised to either ban or restrict abortion. Colorado will not be one of them.


 
May 20, 2022  |  By FATHER MARK ZACKER

I have been a Missionary of Mercy since 2016, the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There are roughly 1000 priests around the world serving in this apostolate. Here in our Diocese of Colorado Springs, Father Andre Szczesnowicz, Father Frank Quezada, and I serve in this ministry. 


 
May 20, 2022  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, encouraged men and women in the military to download a new app designed to connect them to the Catholic faith and provide the consolation of prayer in times of war and uncertainty


 
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May 20, 2022  |  

LIMON. The Diocese of Colorado Springs will hold a youth rally on June 25 from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Prairie Ridge Buffalo Ranch in Limon.


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May 20, 2022  |  

MONUMENT. St. Peter Parish in Monument has formed a new ministry called the St. Anne Society for Grandmothers. 


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May 20, 2022  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. With the end of each school year comes excitement and bittersweet goodbyes, and the end of the 2021-2022 school is no exception. For St. Mary’s High School, the end of this year brings some new courses for students to look forward to next year, as well the retirement of some longstanding faculty members.


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May 20, 2022  |  By ASHLEY SLACK, JULIE BAILEY

If Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned, as the recently leaked Supreme Court majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health indicates, 26 states are poised to either ban or restrict abortion. Colorado will not be one of them.


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May 20, 2022  |  By FATHER MARK ZACKER

I have been a Missionary of Mercy since 2016, the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There are roughly 1000 priests around the world serving in this apostolate. Here in our Diocese of Colorado Springs, Father Andre Szczesnowicz, Father Frank Quezada, and I serve in this ministry. 


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OPINION / COMMENTARY
May 20, 2022  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

Many years ago, I watched an older woman making Ukrainian Easter eggs at an international crafts fair. The complex process, intricate patterns and bright colors fascinated me, so I purchased a kit and spent time during Lent trying to master the traditional art of “Pysanky,” as the eggs are called.


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May 20, 2022  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Precious Water

It’s time to pray for rain. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, according to a recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor. are getting drier by the day. As of April 26, 2022, 45.4% of the U.S. and 54.2% of the lower 48 states are in drought.


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May 6, 2022  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

Did you know that Van Gogh sold only one work of art during his lifetime, yet in the last three months of his life, he painted, on average, one a day? Or that Caravaggio actually committed murder while he was completing some of the most glorious biblical scenes in history? There is evidential power of divinity in everything that has beauty. A new book by Russ Ramsey, a Presbyterian pastor and art lover, brings us closer to those artists who were touched by their faith to create masterpieces.


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May 6, 2022  |  By ANDY BARTON

Working for Catholic Charities provides me with unique and wonderful opportunities. 

One of them is this column which grants me a voice throughout the diocese every six weeks.  Another is the chance to meet and get to know the people we are serving.  Some of the most meaningful interactions I have had in this work are with our homeless brothers and sisters. 


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ARTS & CULTURE
May 20, 2022  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

NEW YORK. The award for the most appropriate film title of 2022 goes to “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (PG-13, Disney). Truly, this is a maddening, multidimensional, decidedly strange, yet typically “Marvel”-ous movie based on the comic book series.


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May 6, 2022  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

NEW YORK. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has proved to be a mine of prodigious riches for its creator, J.K. Rowling.

Yet, while tales focusing directly on its most famous alumnus, Harry Potter, have mostly been genuinely golden, other sagas arising from the academy have sometimes turned out to be mere flashes of pyrite.


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