MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs
February 7, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

This weekend I will leave for Rome to make my visit “ad limina apostolorum” (to the threshold [of the tombs] of the Apostles).  This official and required visit usually takes place every five years; however, it has been eight years since my last visit.  Both Popes Benedict and Francis have lengthened the time between these visits.


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January 17, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Last week, I made the annual spiritual retreat with the bishops of ecclesiastical Region XIII (Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah).


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December 6, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly kingdom.


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November 1, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Today, the Solemnity of All Saints, we praise and thank God for all the holy men and women of every time and place who now enjoy the fullness of life and joy with God in heaven. 

We know the names of some of these saints because they have been canonized and lifted up for our emulation and devotion. We can safely assume that there are many other saints in heaven whose names we do not know, but we nevertheless honor them on All Saints’ Day.


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October 4, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Every October Catholics throughout the United States observe Respect Life Month. This year, there is good news, there is bad news, and there is more bad news.


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September 6, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

By now it should be well-known that a recent Pew Research Center study has found that a significant majority of self-identifying Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass actually become the Body and Blood of Christ when the words of consecration are spoken by the priest celebrant.


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August 2, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

On the heels of the annual observance of NFP (Natural Family Planning) Awareness Week, I invite all our Catholic faithful to once again consider the importance of Natural Family Planning in the lives of married people. 


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July 5, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Last week, on June 29, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul.  That liturgical observance turns our attention to the nature and significance of the Church of Jesus Christ as a universal reality. On that day, we recall Jesus’ announcement of the founding of the Church on St. Peter’s confession of faith.


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June 21, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Having recently returned from the Spring Assembly of the bishops of the United States, I offer here a summary of the work done to ensure that any reported accusations of sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by bishops will be followed up in a timely and effective manner.


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THE BISHOP'S VOICE: Living the priestly vocation to the fullest

(Bishop Sheridan’s homily at the Chrism Mass on April 16 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.)
May 3, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Praised be Jesus Christ our great High Priest!

Bishop Hanifen, my brother priests and deacons, seminarians, religious sisters and brothers and all of you, brothers and sisters in Christ. I want to welcome the Holy Cross novices and our own diocesan seminarians. Please pray for them that they will persevere in their vocations.


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April 19, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Today — Good Friday — our thoughts and prayers will focus on Christ crucified. At the center of every Catholic church is displayed the crucifix, the visible reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation.   
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April 5, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
We are about to enter the last days of Lent. I pray that all of us are continuing to make good use of this grace-filled time. The message of Lent is the same every year. It is the invitation to conversion.
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March 15, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

This is my chosen Son; listen to him.

These words, which are taken from this Sunday’s gospel reading, are meant for all of us. 


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March 1, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Among the unique privileges of a bishop is that of conferring the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Orders. There is another very special joy for the bishop, however. It is the opportunity of presiding at the annual Rite of Election, which will be celebrated next week on the first Sunday of Lent.
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February 14, 2019  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Pornography is not a topic that most adults are comfortable speaking about. This is especially the case when it comes to parents addressing it with their children.

Regrettably though, it’s the topic that’s becoming more and more necessary to address in our digital age. Too many parents, grandparents, and guardians think that internet-based pornography is beyond the interest of their children. We need to be informed on this matter because statistics tell us another story.


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