MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs
January 15, 2021  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

On Jan. 31, the Church throughout the United States will begin the annual week-long celebration of Catholic Schools Week. This is a time in which all of us can give thanks for the gift of Catholic schools, which have played such an important role in the lives of many of us.


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A Hunger for the Bread of Life

A Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist from Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan
December 18, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan issued a pastoral letter on the Eucharist dated Dec. 18 titled “A Hunger for the Bread of Life.” The letter outlines the factors that should be considered in attending Mass during the pandemic, including health concerns.


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November 20, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I take this opportunity to express my thanks to those who have contributed so generously, and in so many ways, to the mission of the Church in our diocese. I am especially grateful to those who have contributed to the construction of the Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS).


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November 6, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

As I write this article on the eve of a momentous election day, I am reminded how important our faith is to our daily lives.  Especially in these unprecedented days of lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings, it is critical that we come together in a spirit of humility and charity.


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October 2, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

For many weeks now, virtually every bishop in the country — myself included — has been bombarded with letters asking that we speak loudly and clearly regarding the upcoming presidential election.  We expect those letters every four years, but this year’s elections are particularly critical. 


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September 18, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

There was a time when voting for one or another political party or candidate was an exercise of the virtue of prudence. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines prudence as “the virtue which disposes a person to discern the good and choose the correct means to accomplish it.”


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September 4, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Our observance of Labor Day moves us as Catholics to reflect on the meaning of human labor in light of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church.

How are we to understand the role of work in our lives?  Does work actually help to fulfill our role as cooperators with God in perfecting creation — or is work little more than necessary drudgery?


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August 7, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Fifty-two years ago Pope Paul VI promulgated his landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (HV), “Of Human Life,” in which he articulated the age-old teaching of the Church that contraception violates the very nature and purpose of the human sexual act.


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July 3, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

This year, on July 4, we celebrate the 244th year of the independence of the United States of America. We remember the particular blessings that made this land so congenial to democracy.


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June 19, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

I write this column having just finished celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial for a good friend of mine. Like every Funeral Mass, it caused me to come face to face again with my own mortality. I see more clearly each day that death is not far off for a man of my age.


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June 5, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Last Saturday it was with great joy that I ordained two men to the priesthood for service in our diocese. I am confident that these men know well what it means to be a priest. We would do well to recall what the essence of the priestly ministry is.


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May 15, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Of all the half-truths and misinformation being circulated during the COVID-10 pandemic, one of the biggest misconceptions is that our Catholic parishes are “closed” and that the Catholic Church has somehow abandoned her mission out of fear of a virus.


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May 1, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Three years ago, we marked 100 years since our Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children — Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta — near the little town of Fatima in Portugal on May 13, 1917. It was the first of six apparitions, one each month through the following October.


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April 17, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

This Sunday, April 19, is Divine Mercy Sunday. The significance of the Divine Mercy is found in the very meaning of the Paschal Mystery, which we celebrate in a very special way at Easter.


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April 3, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Is it possible to “fast” from the Eucharist? What does that mean? Is it spiritually beneficial? Has it ever been done in the Catholic Church?


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