VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor
November 15, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Fear of suffering and a lack of appreciation for the dignity of each human person are two of the driving forces in the culture of death, said Sister of Life Maris Stella, who was the keynote speaker at the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 24 at The Broadmoor Hotel.


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November 15, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. By the time he was 30 years old, Roy Schoeman was a marketing professor at one of the world’s most prestigious universities — Harvard Business School. But it was precisely when he was at the height of his career that God chose to reveal himself to Schoeman, thereby changing the trajectory of his life.


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October 4, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS.  In the Catholic Church, marriage is much more than a legal document — it is a sacrament that is the image of Christ’s loving union with his Church. The grace of the sacrament strengthens the indissoluble unity of the marriage and helps the couple attain holiness.


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October 4, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. For the past two years, the Inferno Men’s ministry has been working to reach men from all walks and stages of life and help them to grow in their faith. Through monthly forums, which are informal gatherings where men can enjoy beer and fellowship, as well as the smaller core group meetings where men discuss their spiritual and moral challenges, Inferno has grown to a network of roughly 500 men around the Diocese of Colorado Springs.


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September 20, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Msgr. Donald Dunn, who was a priest of the Diocese of Colorado Springs for more than 30 years, died Sept. 5 at age 82 in Wheat Ridge.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 16 at St. Patrick Church. Inurnment will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral Columbarium at a later date.

Msgr. Dunn worked extensively with Catholic Charities agencies both in the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Colorado Springs. In his funeral homily, Bishop Emeritus Richard Hanifen compared Msgr. Dunn to the “seed that falls to the ground and bears much fruit” from the Gospel of John (John 12:23-28).

“I saw Don do that for over 62 years that I’ve known him,” Bishop Hanifen said.


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Building for the future

Diocese to break ground on Catholic Student Center near UCCS campus
August 16, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs has kicked off a $7.5 million capital campaign to build a Catholic Student Center adjacent to the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at a groundbreaking for the new center on Sept. 17.


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August 2, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Theresé of Lisieux, have been declared the patron saints of the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ Office of Marriage and Family Life, said Christian Meert, who directs the office along with his wife, Christine.


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August 2, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Eternal Word Television Network’s annual Family Celebration will take place Sept. 21 at Magness Arena on the campus of the University of Denver. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required at www.ewtn.com/familycelebration.


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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Timothy O’Connell is a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his third year of theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Michael Sheridan on June 1 at 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral. He will preach his first homily on June 2 at the 11 a.m. Mass at Corpus Christi Church. The Herald recently caught up with O’Connell to learn more about him and his journey to the priesthood.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. On June 16, Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual Anniversary Mass for couples celebrating one, five, 10, 25, 50 and more than 50 years of marriage in 2019. The Mass will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, followed by a reception.
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May 17, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Dominic Parish in Security will host a Mass for people with special needs on May 30 at 2 p.m. The focus of the Mass is to send the message that all of God’s children are welcome under the parish roof and that every person is an integral part of the parish family. A reception will follow. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the parish office at 719-392-7653.
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May 3, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Mary’s Cathedral has been added as a stop on a nationwide tour of the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. The relic will be displayed for veneration on May 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the cathedral. All are invited.
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April 19, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will consecrate the Diocese of Colorado Springs to Divine Mercy during a Mass on April 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Confessions will be heard beginning at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
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April 5, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
We’ve reached the point in our family where dinner time looks a little different every evening. One day, it might be only five of us sitting down to dinner. The next night, we have a full house and then some because the grandkids are visiting.
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Sex ed bill amended in Colorado Senate; fate still uncertain

Amendments added to sex ed bill; outlook remains uncertain
March 15, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
DENVER. Although the Colorado Catholic Conference generally took a favorable stance on the amendments that were added to a controversial sex education bill in the Colorado Senate, the fate of those amendments is uncertain.
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