January 27, 2017  |  By FATHER KYLE INGELS

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January 20, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
VATICAN CITY. After launching the first video series on his monthly prayer intentions last year, Pope Francis has decided to make some changes for 2017 by going back to an older system focusing on just one intention rather than two.
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January 20, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
The struggles of the civil rights era provide the backdrop for the appealing fact-based drama “Hidden Figures” (PG, Fox 2000). Along with a personalized insight into the injustices that still prevailed in American society in the early 1960s, director Theodore Melfi’s adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book — which centers on three extraordinarily gifted mathematicians working for NASA — successfully re-creates the tension of the Cold War space race.
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January 20, 2017  |  
Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.
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January 20, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Afin de aclarar la confusión que parece estar rodeando el tema de la recepción de la Sagrada Comunión por parte de los católicos divorciados y de quienes se volvieron a casar (sin el beneficio de un decreto de nulidad), creo que me corresponde a mí, como su obispo, aclarar una vez más la continua enseñanza y disciplina de la Iglesia con respecto a este tema. 


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Inauguration Day

Cardinal Dolan has a minute to read from Book of Wisdom at inauguration
January 20, 2017  |  By DENNIS SADOWSKI, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON.  New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president — Wisdom chapter 9 in which King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead Israel according to God’s will — was an easy one to make.


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January 20, 2017  |  By DAVID AGREN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

MEXICO CITY. A Catholic priest has been found dead in northern Mexico, marking another attack on clergy in a country where the widespread violence of the past decade has not spared church leaders.


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January 20, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
The aftermath of the wind storm leaves many homeowners living in the Diocese of Colorado Springs asking, “Can these trees be saved?” The wind left trees broken, torn, gouged, stripped and shredded. At first glance it may look hopeless but unless the tree has been completely uprooted: patience and proper care is critical.
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January 20, 2017  |  By DAVE KOTTLER

"Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective." Gilbert K. Chesterton


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January 20, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 29-Feb. 3 this year. The annual All Schools Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Sheridan, is Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Parish in Security. Following is a listing of the various activities planned by schools in the diocese for Catholic Schools Week. 
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January 20, 2017  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
Men and women clearly need each other and naturally gravitate towards arrangements of mutual support and lives of shared intimacy. Because women are frequently the immediate guardians of the next generation, they have a particular need to ascertain if there will be steady support from a man prior to giving themselves sexually to him. The bond of marriage is ordered towards securing this critical element of ongoing commitment and support. Cohabitation, where a man and woman decide to live together and engage in sexual relations without marriage, raises a host of issues and concerns. Sex, of course, has a certain power all its own, and both sides may be tempted to play with it in ways that are potentially damaging, all the more so when they decide to cohabit.
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January 20, 2017  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio. Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7 at Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in  Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. He was 85.
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January 20, 2017  |  

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January 20, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In light of the confusion that seems to be surrounding the question of the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried (without benefit of a decree of nullity) Catholics, I believe it incumbent on me as your bishop to once again clarify the perennial teaching and discipline of the Church in this matter. 
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