April 6, 2017  |  By AMY PARTAIN
COLORADO SPRINGS. When someone older interacts with youth, one never knows the life-changing potential that interaction might have. Teens often serve as role models and inspiration for younger students, which is why the students at St. Mary’s High School reach out to parochial school students through several different programs.
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April 6, 2017  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The winning entry from the youth billboard-design contest held in conjunction with the 2016 Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner will be featured on several billboards in Colorado Springs from April 17-May 14. 


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April 6, 2017  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. At 1:30 p.m., there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and confessions. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited followed by Benediction, concluding with the celebration of Mass at about 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.  


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April 6, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Nos encontramos de nuevo en el umbral de nuestra celebración anual de la Semana Santa, llamada así porque en esta semana conmemoramos los grandes misterios por los que fuimos salvados: la pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesucristo.  Esta es de hecho una “semana santa”.  Es el más santa de todos semanas.
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April 6, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
We stand once again at the threshold of our annual celebration of Holy Week, so-called because in this week we commemorate the great mysteries by which we were saved — the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This is indeed a “holy week.” It is the holiest of all weeks.
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Archbishop Chaput surveys modern culture in new book

Sheep and Wolves, Serpents and Doves
April 6, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
COLORADO SPRINGS. Recently, several prominent Catholic commentators have written books warning people that the cultural assumptions that once guided our lives in America are losing their validity, while at the same time offering advice for living in a world of less religious identity and greater moral confusion. These books include Rod Dreher’s “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation” and Anthony Esolen’s “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture.”
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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

‘Encuentro’ aims to engage Hispanics with Church in U.S.
April 6, 2017  |  By RHINA GUIDOS, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON.  In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
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March 17, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Kong: Skull IslandNEW YORK. With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — “Kong: Skull Island” (PG-13, Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. 
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2017 PARISH LENTEN SCHEDULES

(Including Holy Week)
March 17, 2017  |  

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March 17, 2017  |  
I have met several priests over the years who ended up leaving the active ministry of the priesthood. Two of them have been on my mind and in my prayers recently, having left the priesthood and the Church over issues connected to homosexuality.
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March 17, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Early Spring MaintenanceDuring this blessed month of March, we participate in our traditional Lenten rituals. We keep our Lenten promises and contemplate good and evil. We ask ourselves, how can we be better neighbors, help others and help ourselves to grow closer to God? Is it a coincidence that, when Easter finally arrives, there is new growth, budding branches, green grass and new plant life emerging from the earth?
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