May 17, 2019  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. By turns lyrical and moving, “Tolkien” (PG-13, Fox Searchlight) is a sophisticated profile of the future novelist’s youth that succeeds on a number of levels. This may not be the biography that every fan of Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is looking for, and it may not even fully accomplish what its makers set out to achieve. But, if nothing else, it does tell the story of the young Tolkien and his times.
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May 17, 2019  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
During the month of May, we thank God for our mothers and all we have received from them. It’s also good to remember the other women who have played an important role in our lives, from grandmothers and aunts to teachers, coaches and mentors of all kinds. 
But it’s also wonderful to rejoice that as women, we all have a life-long vocation to motherhood, whether physical or spiritual. 

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May 17, 2019  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may the more perfectly honor Jesus, since we go to her only as the way by which we are to find the end we are seeking, which is Jesus.”

So begins what is, in the minds of many a saint — and many a living disciple of Jesus, — the best book on the veneration of Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, and Queen of Heaven. “True Devotion to Mary” is St. Louis de Montfort’s classic statement, written from sermons preached by this priest while traveling by foot across France in the late 18th century, of who Mary is, and what role she should play in our hearts and spiritual lives.


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May 17, 2019  |  By KERRY PEETZ

The Diocese of Colorado Springs serves ten counties in the center of Colorado including a total of 39 parishes that covers an estimated area of over 15,000 square miles across central Colorado. That’s a lot of marigolds! Our church furthest west is Holy Family in Leadville, and our church furthest east is St. Catherine of Siena located in Burlington (17 miles from the Kansas border).

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for years, here are a few recommendations to get your garden growing in the right direction:


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May 17, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. When Colleen Carroll Campbell arrived at St. Mary’s High School in the fall of 1989 as a sophomore, she thought nothing about her drive for perfection. In fact, if anything, she thought striving for perfection pushed her to achieve her goals. Her dream was to become an actress and those first-place finishes at speech and debate tournaments would only help her on the quest. Now, as a journalist and mother of four, Campbell explores perfectionism in her new book, “The Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s,” which will release on May 21.
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May 17, 2019  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
A few years back, I gave a talk entitled “Thinking Through the Transgender Question” at a local parish. In the audience were several individuals supporting the transgender movement. During the question-and-answer session, one of them, a young woman, raised this difficulty: “If someone wants to transition, how does that hurt anybody else? If my friend wants to be transgender, how would that harm any of us?”
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Timothy O’Connell is a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his third year of theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Michael Sheridan on June 1 at 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. He will preach his first homily on June 2 at the 11 a.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. The Herald recently caught up with O’Connell to learn more about him and his journey to the priesthood.
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May 17, 2019  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred-year period.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. On June 16, Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating one, five, 10, 25, 50 and more than 50 years of marriage in 2019. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a reception.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Dominic Parish in Security will host a Mass for people with special needs on May 30 at 2 p.m. The focus of the Mass is to send the message that all of God’s children are welcome under the parish roof and that every person is an integral part of the parish family. A reception will follow. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the parish office at 719-392-7653.
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May 3, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Corpus Christi parishioner Heather Grady, a mother of two young children, recently found herself looking for a way to connect with other mothers. Not only was she interested in cultivating friendships, she wanted to learn from older, more experienced mothers.
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May 3, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Mary’s Cathedral has been added as a stop on a nationwide tour of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. The relic will be displayed for veneration on May 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the cathedral. All are invited.
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May 3, 2019  |  By JONAH MCKEOWN, CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
DENVER. Many years before she entered religious life, Sister Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary high school sophomore at Columbine High School in the suburbs of Denver.
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