February 3, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
The Netflix original series “The Crown,” which has to do with the last months of the reign of King George VI and the first years of the reign of his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, is just the kind of program that Americans in particular seem naturally to love. It features beautiful photography of palaces, processions, and formal receptions; and it provides a behind-the-scenes look at the ne plus ultra of the British aristocracy. Consider it Downton Abbey on steroids.
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February 3, 2017  |  By FATHER KYLE INGELS

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February 3, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

En la declaración de 1990, “En favor de las escuelas católicas de primaria y secundaria,” y luego en la declaración de 2005, “Renovando nuestro compromiso con las escuelas católicas de primaria y secundaria en el tercer milenio,” los obispos de los Estados Unidos hicieron tres ambiciosos compromisos:

  • Las escuelas católicas continuarían brindando una educación, de la más alta calidad, basada en el Evangelio.
  • Las escuelas católicas estarían disponibles, accesibles y asequibles para todos.
  • Las escuelas católicas contarían con administradores y maestros altamente calificados, quienes recibirían salarios y beneficios justos.

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February 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. A Prayer Service for Victims of Human Trafficking will be held Feb. 8 after the 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Feb. 8 has been designated as an international day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. For more information, please call Rosalie at 719-866-6444.
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February 3, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

In the 1990 statement, “In Support of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools,” and again in the 2005 statement, “Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millennium,” the U.S. bishops made three ambitious commitments:

·          Catholic schools will continue to provide a Gospel-based education of the highest quality.

·          Catholic schools will be available, accessible, and affordable.

·          Catholic schools will be staffed by highly qualified administrators and teachers who receive just wages and benefits.


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February 3, 2017  |  
SECURITY. A memorial Mass for Father Bill Carmody will take place Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at St. Dominic Parish in Security. Father Carmody, former pastor of St. Dominic and director of the diocesan Respect Life Office, died Feb. 23, 2016. Light refreshments and drinks will be served after the Mass. 
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February 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The diocesan observance of the World Day of the Sick will take place Feb. 10 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, led by Bishop Michael Sheridan. After Mass at 12:10 p.m. and the anointing of the sick, the Order of Malta Stations of the Cross for the Sick will be prayed. 
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February 3, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. In chronicling the early history of McDonald’s, “The Founder” (PG-13, Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
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February 3, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.
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February 3, 2017  |  
The Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics  will hold its annual Mardi Gras fundraiser, benefitting the St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund, on Feb. 25 from 6-11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 567 Marquette in Security. Advance tickets are on sale for $20. Cost at the door is $25. To purchase tickets, send an email to cscbc.be.seen@gmail.com or contact a member of the council. 
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February 3, 2017  |  
SECURITY. Tom Peterson, the founder of the Catholics Come Home media outreach, will speak at St. Dominic Church in Security on March 9 at 7 p.m. The talk will help to kick off the Lenten season. The topic of his presentation will be “Our World Needs Catholic Heroes!” All are welcome to attend.
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Celebration of Life

Jubilant crowd gathers in Washington for annual March for Life
February 3, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled the grounds near the Washington Monument and marched up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 27 as both a protest of legalized abortion and a celebration of successful pro-life efforts across the country.


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February 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda and author of the book “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide,” will give a Lenten presentation March 3-4 at St. Michael Parish in Cañon City. Doors open at 4 p.m. on March 3, and the event ends at 9 p.m. On March 4, the event goes from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, visit www.Immaculee.com or contact Betty McMillan at bamcm@hughes.net or 719-334-4085. 
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