October 1, 2021  |  By KATIE PREJEAN MCGRADY

Over the summer, we took a family road trip to Pennsylvania, breaking in our new minivan by putting 4,000 miles on it in just under a month. As we drove across the United States, stopping for quick bathroom breaks at the cleanest gas stations we could find, my 4-year-old developed a favorite pastime.

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October 1, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

(Editor’s note: Following is the second installment of a four-part series on ways that the Catholic Church can minister to those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage.)

God does not ask the impossible of us,” my husband comforted me while I was in the throes of the first trimester miscarriage of our fourth baby, Bernadette Marie. I was grief stricken, not only over the loss of our child but over my inability to save her remains for proper burial.

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October 1, 2021  |  By STEVE JOHNSON

HIGHLANDS RANCH. Popular speaker and Catholic Answers apologist Trent Horn visited St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch on Sept. 12 to talk about one of the more critical issues facing youth and their parents today: human sexuality and identity.

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October 1, 2021  |  By MOST REV. JAMES GOLKA

One of the features at the heart of both Judaism and Christianity is the idea that God wants to have a personal relationship with his people. The Bible calls this relationship the covenant, and both Judaism and Christianity, in their respective ways, are communities of the covenant.

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October 1, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Dr. Pat Castle is the first to acknowledge the progress that the pro-life movement has made over the past 30 years.

“Today, we’ve got more than 4,000 pregnancy help centers in America and less than 700 abortion facilities,” said Castle, who will be the keynote speaker at the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner Oct. 6. “In 1991, that was about reversed. Each of those (pregnancy help) centers is really important, and we’ve done a better job of communicating that they exist.”

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October 1, 2021  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. JAMES GOLKA

Uno de los rasgos centrales tanto del judaísmo como del cristianismo es la idea de que Dios quiere tener una relación personal con su pueblo.  La Biblia llama a esta relación la alianza, y tanto el judaísmo como el cristianismo, a sus respectivas maneras, son comunidades de la alianza.

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September 17, 2021  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious.

In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, crisply describes some of the over-the-top pressures that graduating college students are likely to encounter in commencement addresses:

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September 17, 2021  |  By KATIE PREJEAN MCGRADY

Within 24 hours of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, my almost 4-year-old daughter asked me if she could take a gymnastics class. Then she wanted to begin swimming lessons (finally). Then she asked if we could buy a horse. And just the other morning, she wanted to put on her sneakers so she could go “run like the fast girls” in the driveway.

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September 17, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

Known to contemporaries as Chiara Offreduccio, Clare was born in 1194 in Assisi, a small city in the Umbrian region of Italy, the eldest daughter of Favorino Scifi, Count of Sasso-Rosso, a forceful but honest Catholic gentleman. Her lovely mother Ortolana, of the noble Fiumi family from Florence, was conspicuous for her piety and care for the poor.

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September 17, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ

This time of year, the four o’clock is blooming and cheering up gardens all through our diocese. These marvelous flowers are considered old-fashioned and are sometimes overlooked as plantings but don’t count them out. They are definitely worthy of a spot in the garden.

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September 17, 2021  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

The headline on the article published by the Pew Research Center was stunning: “Just one-third of U.S. Catholics agree with the church that Eucharist is body, blood of Christ.”

The article, which was published in August 2019, summarized the results of a Pew Research Center survey. The study focused on the Catholic teaching of transubstantiation, claiming that fewer Catholics than ever still believe in this core doctrine.

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September 17, 2021  |  

DENVER. A fundraiser for the Julia Greeley Guild will take place on Sept. 26 when the Colorado Rockies play against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. at Coors Field. Tickets in Section 144, which are located on the lower level on the third-base side, are being sold for $33.

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NEW YORK. Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in director and co-writer Destin Daniel Cretton’s Marvel Comics-derived adventure “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (PG-13, Disney).

A treat for grown-ups, the film is too laden with extra-biblical ideas to be recommended for impressionable moviegoers. As for older teens, they’ll likely shrug off its overly-elaborate mythos as so much window dressing.

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