VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor
January 21, 2022  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. A new residence for pregnant mothers and their preschool age children is set to be built on the campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. The home is the culmination of years of research and planning by four long-time pro-life advocates in the Diocese of Colorado Springs — Julie Bailey, Lisa Schmitz, Dick Eitel and Mike Faricy — who refer to themselves as the “Gang of Four.”v


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January 21, 2022  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Members of two religious orders based in India have moved to Colorado Springs to work as nurses at Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Both orders were invited by Carmelite of Mary Immaculate Father Abraham Kannampalackal, who serves as a chaplain at Penrose Hospital.


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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 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 5, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Diocese of Colorado Springs announced Oct. 4 that Gary Niemerg was named Director of Catechesis, Evangelization and Youth Ministry. He previously served as Director of Religious Education at Corpus Christi Parish for 15 years.


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November 5, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Serra Club members from around Colorado gathered Oct. 22-23 at the St. John Henry Newman Catholic Student Center in Colorado Springs for the annual District Six convention, and local Serrans garnered several awards.


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October 15, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The National Association of Diocesan Directors of Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM) named Javier Cervantes as the recipient of its 2021 “Exemplary Award for Hispanic Ministry.” The award is co-sponsored by Loyola Press and is designed to honor someone who reflects the best practices, servant leadership and communion in mission for which the association strives, said NCADDHM president Javier Orozco. Nominees are chosen by peers working in the field of Hispanic ministry.


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October 15, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS.  A year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation, more than 900 people attended the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner Oct. 6 at The Broadmoor.

Deborah “Deb” Harney, a member of St. Patrick Parish, received the Respect Life Volunteer of the Year award.


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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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September 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father of Mercy Ken Geraci will be the keynote speaker at the annual diocesan Rosary Rally, which will take place Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at Holy Apostles Church. His topic will be “The Passion of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”


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August 20, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

(Editor’s note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling a priest or deacon serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. This month we feature Deacon Robert Seydel, who currently serves at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch.)


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August 6, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Those who have known Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan for decades all say the same thing – that he is a model of stability and faithfulness.

“What you see today is the way he was then,” said Msgr. Joe Simon, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and a fellow member of Kenrick Seminary’s Class of 1971.


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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

El periódico “The Colorado Catholic Herald” tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar al Obispo James Golka el 24 de junio, unos días antes de su ordenación episcopal.  A continuación se muestra la transcripción completa de la entrevista.


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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Colorado Catholic Herald had the opportunity to sit down with Bishop James Golka for an interview on June 24, just a few days before his episcopal ordination. Following is the complete transcript of the interview.


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Successor to the Apostles

Colorado Springs’ new bishop says example of Sts. Peter and Paul will be his guide
July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The ordination of Bishop James R. Golka took place on June 29 — the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul — and the lives and witness of both saints were woven throughout his installation as the third Bishop of Colorado Springs.


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