November 3, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. With fond nostalgia, I remember the pinecone turkeys we made in Girl Scouts, the pilgrim costumes my mother painstakingly sewed and the necklaces made of painted pasta that my sisters and I managed to pull apart, scattering raw macaroni all over the back seat of the car, on our way to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving.
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November 3, 2017  |  By THERESA WARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. Catherine Hammond hopes that people will focus on the important aspects of their lives before they die, so she and some friends have been putting up chalkboard signs around Colorado Springs inviting people to write on the boards about what they would like to do before they die. The boards have been up around town for a month, and Hammond is surprised and pleased by the results of the signs. They’ve served as conversation starters for downtown business people and as a moment of solidarity in a homeless person’s life.
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November 3, 2017  |  By DEACON PATRICK JONES
The shepherdess trembled with a mixture of elation and fear as she recognized the familiar figure approaching over the rise.
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November 3, 2017  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. When Mike Biondini retired from the Widefield School District after 31 years, he wasn’t sure what interests he would pursue. He was working toward joining an investment group when he heard that St. Mary’s High School had a counselor position open. Interested in the possibility of returning to his alma mater, Biondini applied for the position and began working at St. Mary’s.
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November 3, 2017  |  

BUENA VISTA. Chris Stefanick, founder of “Real Life Catholic,” will give a “Reboot” presentation at Buena Vista High School on Jan. 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Buena Vista, St. Joseph Parish in Salida and St. Joseph Church in Fairplay.  


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November 3, 2017  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. The second full day of Bishop Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise takes pilgrims to the famous healing shrine in Altotting, known as “the Lourdes of Germany.”
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November 3, 2017  |  By DENNIS SADOWSKI, THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

WASHINGTON. Modern society — largely defined by capitalism and consumerism, burgeoning technology, religious-like allegiance to nation and the rise in secularism — has its roots in the Protestant Reformation, says historian Brad Gregory.

And both are intertwined much more than a lot of people think, according to Gregory, who will speak at Armstrong Hall on the campus of Colorado College on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.


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November 3, 2017  |  By COREY ALMOND

It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

— Pope Francis, “First World Day of the Poor,” June 13, 2017 


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November 3, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Marriage and Family Life is implementing a new program to help parishes keep young married couples connected to parish life.
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November 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. On Oct. 27, Bishop Michael Sheridan announced that Jamie Crane, who previously served as Planned Giving Officer for the diocese, has been named Director of Development and Planned Giving for the Office of Stewardship and Development.
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November 3, 2017  |  By KARNA SWANSON

DENVER. Few issues worry parents more than the quality of education available to their children, which is why school choice is a hot-button, emotional issue for many voters.

This fall, the issue is about to reach a boiling point for the citizens of Douglas County, and it will have national implications.


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November 3, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Hace varios años, en “La voz del obispo”, resumí la liturgia de los funerales de la Iglesia, así como las normas para la disposición de los restos del difunto. Algunos sacerdotes y diáconos han informado que aún puede haber cierta confusión sobre esto.  Una breve reseña del Orden para los Funerales Cristianos puede ser de ayuda para aquellos cuyo deber es organizar el entierro de sus seres queridos.  
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November 3, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Several years ago in ”The Bishop’s Voice” I summarized the Church’s liturgy of funerals as well as regulations for the disposition of the remains of the deceased. Some priests and deacons have reported that there still may be some confusion about these. A brief review of the “Order of Christian Funerals” may be of help to those whose duty it is to provide for the burial of their loved ones.


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