VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor

Virtual Easter

Catholics face reality of observing Holy Week from their living rooms
April 3, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. With churches in the Diocese of Colorado Springs prohibited from holding public Masses until at least the end of April, Bishop Michael Sheridan and parish pastors are making plans to celebrate Holy Week and Easter liturgies in front of video cameras so that parishioners can participate via YouTube, Facebook, or other social media platforms.


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Going viral

Diocese cancels public Masses, other events to limit exposure to virus
March 20, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. In response to health officials’ recommendations that large group events be cancelled to limit the spread of coronavirus, the bishops of Colorado on March 13 ordered that all public Masses and other group meetings at parishes cease until the end of March.


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March 20, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. On March 1, Holy Apostles Parish celebrated the grand re-opening of its parish library, which is located on the lower level of the church building.

The library was closed during the month of February, during which time it underwent a complete remodeling and reorganization.


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February 7, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Keith and Veronica Deardorff and their seven children moved to Colorado Springs two years ago due to Keith’s military service, it didn’t take long for members of Holy Apostles Parish to reach out to them.


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January 17, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. John Tosto was a World War II veteran, father of eight children, a business owner, and an accomplished artist. He had also designed and crafted numerous works of art for his parish, Our Lady of the Pines, and other local churches. But when he realized that he would not live to see his final project through to completion, it was devastating.


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January 17, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

Clifford Chance Billmeyer, a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, is the older middle of four sons born to Robert Edward and Carole Anne Billmeyer. He is midway through his fourth year of theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and was ordained a transitional deacon Dec. 21 by Bishop Michael Sheridan.

CCH: Who are some of the priests who were instrumental in fostering your priestly vocation?

CB: There have been many excellent priests in my life, all of whom I owe a great deal of gratitude for their devotion, piety and kindness. Two priests however stand out.


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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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