December 1, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
The holy season of Advent highlights the Blessed Virgin Mary as the exemplar of the hopes of the people of the Old Testament. She embodies the people who wait and hope for the coming of the Lord, now and at the end of time. Hence Mary is also exemplar and Mother of the Church, the new people of God. As we renew our expectation of the coming of the Lord during this time of Advent, we look to Our Blessed Mother as our Mother, who gives us Jesus for our salvation.
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December 1, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
El tiempo sagrado de Adviento destaca a la Santísima Virgen María como el ejemplo de las esperanzas del pueblo del Antiguo Testamento. Ella encarna a las personas que esperan la venida del Señor, ahora y al final de los tiempos. Por eso María también es ejemplo y Madre de la Iglesia, el nuevo pueblo de Dios. Al renovar nuestra esperanza de la venida del Señor durante este tiempo de Adviento, miramos a Nuestra Madre Bendita como nuestra Madre, quien nos da a Jesús para nuestra salvación.
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November 17, 2017  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT

NEW YORK. Writer-director Margaret Betts takes a stab at a genre that always seems to fascinate people, even those with no religious affiliation: nun movies.

Unfortunately, “Novitiate” (R, Sony Classics) falls short of presenting a well-rounded picture of what it is — or, in this case, was — like for a young woman to enter religious life and discern whether it’s right for her.


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November 17, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

“I’d be in an antique store buying little trinkets for the wedding decorations, and I would be asking strangers: Pray that we have a baby!’” she said.


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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: A messenger for our times

Bishop Robert Barron on Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age
November 17, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
Bishop Robert Barron is the Archbishop Fulton Sheen of this generation. That’s not my opinion alone, but it is that of veteran Vatican-watcher, CNN commentator, and Catholic author John Allen, who has written extensively about the church in a variety of contexts. Most recently, Allen co-wrote a book with Bishop Barron titled “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age.”
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November 17, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
Tis the season for cranberries! These marble-sized, tart, tasty red berries pack a powerful blessing with their antioxidant punch. They are showing up fresh in our diocese at local supermarkets and should be available through the month of December.
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November 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The annual Divine Redeemer Parish Gala on Nov. 4 raised more than $105,000 for the parish and school, and the event set a record for the number of raffle tickets sold. Father Brian Roeseler, pastor of Divine Redeemer, was the winner of the $5,000 raffle grand prize, and he announced that he was donating his winnings back to the school. Other winners were: Daniel Dalannot, $2,500; Jeremy Loew, $1,000; Dan Mersman, $1,000; and Ann Fink, $500. 
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November 17, 2017  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. On the third full day of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise, pilgrims will continue through the beautiful woods of Bavaria and visit landmarks in the life of Pope Benedict XVI.
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November 17, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
Jean Twenge’s book “iGen” is one of the most fascinating — and depressing — texts I’ve read in the past decade. A professor of psychology at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge has been, for years, studying trends among young Americans, and her most recent book focuses on the generation born between 1995 and 2012.
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November 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2017-18 Diocese of Colorado Springs Directory, produced by The Colorado Catholic Herald, is now available on the diocesan website, www.diocs.org. Click on the banner on the homepage to access a flipbook version of the directory. 
 The new, online version of the diocesan directory includes live links to all websites and email addresses listed. 
The directory includes comprehensive parish, clergy and Catholic Pastoral Center staff listings, as well as information and contacts for many Catholic  ministries and organizations throughout the diocese. A limited number of print copies are available by contacting 719-866-6492.

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November 17, 2017  |  By HANNAH PENNISON
COLORADO SPRINGS. On Nov. 19, the Catholic Church will mark the first World Day of the Poor, as called for by Pope Francis. On that same day, the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will take place in parishes across the country, and it is a good opportunity to recognize and support organizations that are in the trenches doing God’s work at the local level.
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November 17, 2017  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. Sydney Burtwistle’s 17th birthday was a memorable one; that day she landed in Rome for her first trip overseas. Two days later, she and her family were scheduled to go to the Vatican where they would meet Pope Francis. While exciting, the trip was bittersweet for Sydney and her family, who were invited to the Vatican so the youngest member of the Burtwistle family, Olivia, could be blessed by the Pope. Olivia was diagnosed with Juvenile Batten Disease in 2011, just two months shy of her eighth birthday.
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