MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs
March 2, 2017 |
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of our annual observance of the penitential season of Lent. The three penitential practices of Lent — practices that derive from the Sacred Scriptures as well as our Christian tradition — are prayer, almsgiving and fasting.
February 17, 2017 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
The city of Juarez, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas, has long been known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. The drug cartels’ incessant vying with each other for power has resulted in a city rampant with murders.
February 3, 2017 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In the 1990 statement, “In Support of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools,” and again in the 2005 statement, “Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millennium,” the U.S. bishops made three ambitious commitments:
· Catholic schools will continue to provide a Gospel-based education of the highest quality.
· Catholic schools will be available, accessible, and affordable.
· Catholic schools will be staffed by highly qualified administrators and teachers who receive just wages and benefits.
January 20, 2017 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In light of the confusion that seems to be surrounding the question of the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried (without benefit of a decree of nullity) Catholics, I believe it incumbent on me as your bishop to once again clarify the perennial teaching and discipline of the Church in this matter.
December 16, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
When you listen once again to St. Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus — the gospel that is proclaimed at the Christmas Midnight Mass — give some attention to the situation of the innkeeper.
December 2, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
The holy season of Advent highlights the Blessed Virgin Mary as the exemplar of the hopes of the people of the Old Testament. She embodies the people who wait and hope for the coming of the Lord, now and at the end of time.
November 4, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
On most days of the Church’s liturgical year, one or more saints are presented for our veneration and celebration. On Nov. 1, we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints, all the holy men and women of every time and place who now enjoy the fullness of life and joy with God in heaven.
October 25, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In the course of this presidential election cycle I have given two public addresses to Catholics on responsible voting. Given the tenor of the presidential campaigns, I was not surprised to hear many people say, “I don’t know who to vote for,” or “I don’t think I’ll vote at all.”
October 7, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Our faith demands that we make moral judgments guided by a well-formed and well-informed conscience. This is especially true when it comes to exercising our right and responsibility to vote.
September 28, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In every presidential election year since 1976 the bishops of the United States have published a statement reminding Catholics of their political responsibilities. The current statement of the bishops on this subject is entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (FCFC). Beginning with this column I would like to present and comment on this important document as we prepare to vote in November.
August 17, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
We are well aware of the Second Vatican Council's restoration of the diaconate as a permanent order in the Church. What we might not be nearly as aware of is the same council's restoration of the ancient sacramental of Consecration to a Life of Virginity for Women Living in the World.
June 17, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
What a glorious time this is! On June 11th I ordained 14 men to the Permanent Diaconate; and on June 18th I will ordain 2 men to the Priesthood. God has indeed blessed us with this extraordinary number of men who will serve the Church as ordained ministers well into the future.
May 26, 2016 | By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) [AL], the recent Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, following on the two Synods on the Family, has attracted a great deal of media attention. Chapter 8 of the document is the lightning rod. It is there that some readers are comfortable making wildly differing interpretations.
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