December 17, 2021  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI

Before there were any buildings in Rockefeller Center, there was a Christmas tree.

At the peak of the Great Depression, construction workers hungering for holiday cheer pooled their money to buy a 20-foot balsam fir and placed it in the center of the construction site. They decorated the tree with whatever they could find: strings of cranberry their wives made, paper garlands, tin cans, even foil gum wrappers.


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December 17, 2021  |  By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

Father Gregory Bierbaum grew up in Beresford, South Dakota, where his parents owned and operated a ReXall Drug Store for decades. He has three younger brothers. As an adult, he worked in businesses in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Overland Park, Kansas. His father died in 2017 and his mother now lives in Olathe, Kansas.


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December 17, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Students at the Unified Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Colorado Springs practice service throughout the year, but each holiday season, special projects help them focus on giving rather than receiving.


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December 17, 2021  |  
12-17-21 PUZZLE ANSWERS
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December 3, 2021  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Encanto

NEW YORK. Will viewers be charmed by “Encanto” (PG, Disney)? For the most part, the answer is probably yes, though this vivacious animated musical does include content that could be of concern for the parents of impressionable kids.


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December 3, 2021  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

A recent article in the New York Times by Gina Kolata chronicles the remarkable story of a patient who for many years suffered from type 1 diabetes. After receiving a newly-developed form of embryonic stem cell infusion, he became able to live insulin-free, apparently cured of his blood sugar imbalances.


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December 3, 2021  |  

A list of free Lessons and Carols and Concerts to enjoy this Advent.


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December 3, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

The great “O Antiphons” are still sung in plainchant and are attached to the “Magnificat” at Vespers (Evening Prayer) during Dec. 17-24. Their author is unknown, but since the 8th century, they have formed the lyrics of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” — the English version of “Veni, Veni Emmanuel” most often sung by Catholics and translated by John Mason Neal, an Anglican cleric.


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December 3, 2021  |  By JULIE BAILEY

Julie Bailey, director of the diocesan Respect Life Apostolate, gives an update on the results of the  Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner.


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December 3, 2021  |  By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD

COLORADO SPRINGS. Several parishes in the Diocese of Colorado Springs will participate in the National Night of Prayer for Life on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation.


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December 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop James Golka celebrated Mass at The Catholic Center at The Citadel on Nov. 20 in honor of the Capuchin Franciscan order’s 20 years of ministry at the mall.


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December 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

In July 2019, Dr. Leana Wen, the only president in the history of Planned Parenthood to possess the title of “physician,” took one step too far for her employer when she wrote a moving and provocative op-ed in the Washington Post about her miscarriage. In this article, Wen spoke of her miscarried child as a human being, the biggest “no-no” in the abortion industry. Less than 2-weeks later, she was ousted by the board of Planned Parenthood. This was after just 8-months of using her role to push for the organization to live up to its own lies and offer actual health care services to women, not just abortion.  


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December 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Matthew Kane, a seminarian for the Diocese of Colorado Springs who recently completed his theology studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop James Golka on Dec. 22 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.


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December 3, 2021  |  
12-3-21 PUZZLE ANSWERS
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November 19, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT
FEATURED MOVIE REFLECTION: Part 2 of Q&A With Eddie Muller, the ‘Czar of Noir’

SMW: What biblical themes are in film noir? For instance, I see Edmund O’Brien’s character in “DOA” as inspired by Job, but a Job without God, who seeks his murderer without expecting any salvation in an afterlife.

EM: Tough one; I haven’t studied the Bible in a few years. The relationship between Joe Morse (John Garfield) and his brother Leo (Thomas Gomez) in Abraham Polonsky’s “Force of Evil” certainly has a Cain and Abel aspect to it, in that Joe’s surrender to the dark side (he’s a fixer for racketeers) leads directly to his brother’s death, and an inspired ending suggesting a quest for spiritual redemption.


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