December 3, 2021  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK. Will viewers be charmed by “Encanto” (PG, Disney)? For the most part, the answer is probably yes, though this vivacious animated musical does include content that could be of concern for the parents of impressionable kids.


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December 3, 2021  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

A recent article in the New York Times by Gina Kolata chronicles the remarkable story of a patient who for many years suffered from type 1 diabetes. After receiving a newly-developed form of embryonic stem cell infusion, he became able to live insulin-free, apparently cured of his blood sugar imbalances.


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December 3, 2021  |  

A list of free Lessons and Carols and Concerts to enjoy this Advent.


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December 3, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

The great “O Antiphons” are still sung in plainchant and are attached to the “Magnificat” at Vespers (Evening Prayer) during Dec. 17-24. Their author is unknown, but since the 8th century, they have formed the lyrics of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” — the English version of “Veni, Veni Emmanuel” most often sung by Catholics and translated by John Mason Neal, an Anglican cleric.


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December 3, 2021  |  By JULIE BAILEY

Julie Bailey, director of the diocesan Respect Life Apostolate, gives an update on the results of the  Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner.


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December 3, 2021  |  By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Several parishes in the Diocese of Colorado Springs will participate in the National Night of Prayer for Life on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation.


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December 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop James Golka celebrated Mass at The Catholic Center at The Citadel on Nov. 20 in honor of the Capuchin Franciscan order’s 20 years of ministry at the mall.


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December 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

In July 2019, Dr. Leana Wen, the only president in the history of Planned Parenthood to possess the title of “physician,” took one step too far for her employer when she wrote a moving and provocative op-ed in the Washington Post about her miscarriage. In this article, Wen spoke of her miscarried child as a human being, the biggest “no-no” in the abortion industry. Less than 2-weeks later, she was ousted by the board of Planned Parenthood. This was after just 8-months of using her role to push for the organization to live up to its own lies and offer actual health care services to women, not just abortion.  


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December 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Matthew Kane, a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop James Golka on Dec. 22 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.


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November 19, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

SMW: What biblical themes are in film noir? For instance, I see Edmund O’Brien’s character in “DOA” as inspired by Job, but a Job without God, who seeks his murderer without expecting any salvation in an afterlife.

EM: Tough one; I haven’t studied the Bible in a few years. The relationship between Joe Morse (John Garfield) and his brother Leo (Thomas Gomez) in Abraham Polonsky’s “Force of Evil” certainly has a Cain and Abel aspect to it, in that Joe’s surrender to the dark side (he’s a fixer for racketeers) leads directly to his brother’s death, and an inspired ending suggesting a quest for spiritual redemption.


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November 19, 2021  |  

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November 19, 2021  |  

DENVER. Capuchin Father Regis Paul Scanlon 78, internationally-known defender of the Catholic faith and locally-loved defender of the poor and marginalized, died at Porter Adventist Hospice in Centennial on Nov. 6. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 15 at St. Jude Church in Lakewood. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.


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November 19, 2021  |  By L. MARTIN NUSSBAUM

The liturgical year has not always ended with the Solemnity of Christ the King. This observance is a relatively new innovation. The American bishops, through their Committee for Religious Liberty, urge Catholics to consider the history of this celebration so they might better understand that Christ’s kingdom consists of the faithful exercising their freedom to welcome Christ’s reign in their lives.


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November 19, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Starting with the 2022-23 school year, families in the Diocese of Colorado Springs considering Catholic education for their children in grades K-8 will have a more streamlined application and tuition assistance program. As part of the changes, Unified Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Colorado Springs has also rebranded its tuition assistance program with the name “Bishop’s Scholarship Fund.”


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