VERONICA AMBUUL

VERONICA AMBUUL

Herald Editor
June 1, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Church architecture should be grounded in biblical and sacramental imagery that points the faithful to their heavenly home rather than to humanity’s fallen nature, said a noted architectural historian who spoke in Colorado Springs last month.
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May 18, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Terri Sortor, who had been the longest-serving employee of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, retired April 30 after more than 34 years.
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April 20, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Dr. Denis McNamara, Associate Director of the Liturgical Institute at University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary, will give a talk titled “Church Architecture as a Sacrament of Heaven: Beauty Communicating Divine Truth” on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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April 20, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will celebrate the annual Blue Mass for law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel on May 8 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Law enforcement personnel will receive St. Michael the Archangel coins, while fire department personnel will receive St. Florian coins. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Father Brad Noonan at fatherbrad@msn.com.
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April 6, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. One of the first executive directors of Catholic Community Services in Colorado Springs was Jerry Knauf, who led the agency for three years in the mid-1970s. Knauf had put down roots in the Colorado Springs community, and he and his wife had adopted their oldest child through Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, so he was a natural fit for the role.
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April 6, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father Michael Butler, a priest who had served in the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 1988, died March 23 at age 71. Bishop Michael Sheridan celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on April 5 at St. Patrick Church. Inurnment took place at the Shrine of Remembrance.

 


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March 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
ENGLEWOOD. In the 30 years since Hildegard Letbetter opened a store selling sacred art and religious gifts, she has seen a lot of trends come and go. But the owner of Creator Mundi gallery in Englewood remains committed to her original mission — to provide unique, high-quality pieces made by artisans who are compensated fairly for their labor.
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Catholic Charities turns 50: a look back

Local Catholics were key to agency’s founding
February 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1968, Father Don Dunn was given the assignment of assembling a board of directors for a new branch of Catholic Charities in Colorado Springs, and he approached local organizations that were already working to help the disadvantaged in the community.
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Stefanick’s ‘Reboot’ message extends to those behind bars

Mountain parishes join forces to bring message of hope
February 2, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
BUENA VISTA. When nationally-known Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick gave his signature “Reboot” presentation at Buena Vista High School on Jan. 10, his message was heard by not only by the roughly 550 people in the audience but also by dozens of inmates at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility.
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January 19, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

In 1965, a young parish priest in the Archdiocese of Denver named Father Don Dunn got a phone call that completely changed his life – and planted the seeds of what is now Catholic Charities of Central Colorado.


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January 19, 2018  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Benet Hill Monastery is sponsoring a Human Trafficking Prevention Series during January and February. The series will be presented at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. in Colorado Springs, Monday evenings from 6:30-8:15 p.m. on Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12. There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to register online at www.benethillmonastery.org.
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December 1, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Cheri Kessler grew up in Falcon helping out with her father’s firewood and lawn care business. The entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from him combined with a love of nature has led her to start a unique online business that also stands to benefit local Catholic schools. 
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December 1, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
CASTLE ROCK. A group of lay Catholics in Castle Rock and Parker are taking to the streets — literally — to debunk the stereotype that “Catholics don’t evangelize.”
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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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