September 17, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop James Golka will host a Facebook Live discussion on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. M.S.T. The discussion can be viewed on the diocesan Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CatholicDioceseCOS, or on the diocesan website, www.diocs.org.


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Holy Apostles Resurrects ‘New’ Stations of the Cross

Generous donor, talented artist and dedicated parishioners combine efforts in creative restoration.
September 17, 2021  |  By LINDA OPPELT

On May 29, following the 5:30 p.m. vigil Mass at Holy Apostles Church, Father Jim Baron blessed new Stations of the Cross statues along the back walls of the sanctuary. He had announced the new stations in one of his “Fireside Chat” videos on Feb. 12.


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September 17, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be displayed for veneration at various locations around the diocese during October.


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September 3, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

I’m so sorry for your loss.”

The ultrasound technician offered me her condolences. I was thankful. At least she understood that I was in anguish over the miscarriage of my child one week prior. My doctor had simply stated that “nature will take its course.” Though I was nine weeks along in my pregnancy, my baby had stopped growing at just five weeks, six days old.


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September 3, 2021  |  By MICHELE MASON

It was an unplanned pregnancy, and her mind was made up. She was determined to have the abortion. She already had three children and her youngest was six years old. They were struggling financially, and she didn’t know how she could afford a baby.


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September 3, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Father of Mercy Ken Geraci will be the keynote speaker at the annual diocesan Rosary Rally, which will take place Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at Holy Apostles Church. His topic will be “The Passion of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”


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August 20, 2021  |  

CASTLE ROCK. In order to promote prayer and make it more meaningful, the Knights of Columbus of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Castle Rock are offering a new rosary book and an audio presentation of the Stations of the Cross.


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August 20, 2021  |  By KARI SMITH

COLORADO SPRINGS. Divine Redeemer School is one of the schools in our diocese that has joined the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s network of Classic Catholic Liberal Arts Schools for the 2021-22 school year. This month, Divine Redeemer will begin to integrate some of the premise of the classical approach to education into our curriculum and our culture, beginning with the content of curriculum based in history and paired with a study of Latin.


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August 20, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

(Editor’s note: Following is the next installment of the Herald’s monthly series profiling a priest or deacon serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. This month we feature Deacon Robert Seydel, who currently serves at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch.)


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August 6, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Those who have known Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan for decades all say the same thing – that he is a model of stability and faithfulness.

“What you see today is the way he was then,” said Msgr. Joe Simon, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and a fellow member of Kenrick Seminary’s Class of 1971.


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August 6, 2021  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Building on a solid foundation, rooted in tradition while leaning into the future, describes the upcoming 2021-2022 school year at St. Mary’s High School. Two academic tracks have been created to ensure that St. Mary’s is fulfilling its mission of preparing students for both college and life.


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August 6, 2021  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Benet Hill Monastery announced June 16 that Sister Marie Therese “M.T.” Summers was elected as the community’s new prioress. She will be installed on Aug. 15, and her term will continue until June 2027.

Benet Hill also held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sanctuary of Peace Residential Community on June 19.


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July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Colorado Catholic Herald had the opportunity to sit down with Bishop James Golka for an interview on June 24, just a few days before his episcopal ordination. Following is the complete transcript of the interview.


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Bishop James R. Golka

A shepherd who keeps his flock close to his heart
July 9, 2021  |  By JEFF THOMAS

ROBERT GOLKA, AN ENGINEER BY TRADE, and his wife, Patricia, built their house in 1963. They had a 1-year-old, Ronald, and a newborn, John.

                In Grand Island, Neb., they built a classic rancher: three bedrooms, the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor; two bedrooms in the basement — 1,350 square feet total. During the next three-plus decades in this tidy vessel, the Golkas raised 10 children. For a time under that roof there were Mom, Dad, six boys, four girls, and two bathrooms, one of which had a shower.

                “Mornings were interesting,” John said.


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Successor to the Apostles

Colorado Springs’ new bishop says example of Sts. Peter and Paul will be his guide
July 9, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The ordination of Bishop James R. Golka took place on June 29 — the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul — and the lives and witness of both saints were woven throughout his installation as the third Bishop of Colorado Springs.


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