October 16, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Although weddings during the coronavirus pandemic look much different than in the past, couples are continuing to attend marriage preparation classes and enter into the sacrament of matrimony. Because so much of the diocesan marriage preparation program is available online, couples are able to finish the classes, including education in natural family planning (NFP), at their own pace while still observing social distancing requirements and travel restrictions.


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October 16, 2020  |  By EILEEN MAGGIO

MONUMENT. The Colorado Springs Order of Malta will be sponsoring the First Saturday Devotions to Mary starting Nov. 7 at St. Peter Parish in Monument (www.petertherock.org.)

We will begin with praying the rosary at 8:40 a.m. followed by Mass at 9 a.m. A chaplain of the Order of Malta will be the main celebrant, and Masses will be held every first Saturday of the month. All parishioners in the diocese are invited to attend.


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October 16, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. As the Catholic Church in the United States gets ready to celebrate Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 1-7, a parishioner in the diocese is preparing to enter religious life.

Holy Apostles parishioner Catherine Logan has been accepted as a postulant for the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She plans to enter as soon as she has raised enough money to pay off her student debt.


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October 2, 2020  |  By DEACON CLIFF DONNELLY

This article is part of a monthly series featuring a priest or deacon serving in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. This month, the Herald profiles Deacon Cliff Donnelly, who since being ordained in 2016 has served at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.


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October 2, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Like many other Catholic organizations, the Inferno Men’s ministry in the Diocese of Colorado Springs has had to switch to virtual meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But when it came time to plan the group’s annual conference — which has drawn upwards of 400 men in recent years — leaders struggled to find a way to hold an in-person event.


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October 2, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. The phrase “chaos is a ladder” has been tossed around a lot during the coronavirus pandemic, but for Catholic Charities of Central Colorado’s Marian House, that really has proven to be the case.


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September 18, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A pro-life video commercial project contest is being held for teens ages 13-18 (eighth grade through high-school seniors). This year’s theme is “Walk With Moms in Need.”


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September 18, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

(Editor’s note: The following is part of a year-long series highlighting the 15th anniversary of the Office of Marriage and Family Life.

COLORADO SPRINGS. A decree establishing diocesan-wide norms for marriage preparation and the sacrament of matrimony was promulgated by Bishop Michael Sheridan on Oct. 3, 2019, and those who work with engaged couples say that it is already having a positive impact on their ministry.


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September 18, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Innovative and interactive “prayer stations” allow participants to experience prayer and meditation in unique ways that help them to encounter God.

By creating an environment and atmosphere that focuses on a particular theme, scripture passage, or liturgical season, prayer stations help guide participants into a potentially deeper relationship with God.


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September 4, 2020  |  By MICHELE MASON

The new Pregnancy Center will have a eucharistic adoration chapel upstairs!”

We rejoiced at this news from Father Bill Carmody many years ago.

Some of us have fond memories praying before the Blessed Sacrament in the attic of the Old Colorado City Pregnancy Center. Sure, it was freezing cold in the winter and extremely hot in the summer. In fact, sometimes it was so hot, sweat would drip down the face of the adorer who was there. However, even in those extreme conditions, we were so incredibly blessed to be with Our Lord, asking him to save lives and to stop the abortions that were happening right across the street at Planned Parenthood on Colorado Avenue.


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September 4, 2020  |  By JULIE BAILEY

Do I really have to vote in elections? I hate politics!”

I hear this question a lot — especially this year.

Catholics have a moral obligation to promote the common good through the exercise of their voting privileges (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2240).


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September 4, 2020  |  By FATHER ERIN KOCHIVAR

Let me just start by saying that I might be an unfamiliar name to many readers of The Colorado Catholic Herald, something that I hope to rectify! Following my presbyteral ordination, I spent two incredible years at Holy Apostles Parish in Colorado Springs. At the conclusion of those, Bishop Michael Sheridan asked that I pursue an advanced degree in biblical theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. So, while Colorado never left my heart, I left Colorado. Now, after two years of study, I am back in the diocese!


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August 21, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Students in grades 8-12 are invited to enter a  Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest sponsored by the Knights of  Columbus. Participants should submit a 500-750 word essay about how trusting in God during a difficult time has helped them or someone they know endure it.


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Faith Formation In Times of Coronavirus

Parishes weigh the pros and cons of online and in-person faith formation classes
August 21, 2020  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Colorado was ordered to shut down all gatherings in March to stop the spread of COVID-19, parish faith formation had to shut down too. Parish formation teams across the diocese realized that their work of spreading and teaching the faith was more important than ever, and many of them went to extraordinary means to get the good news to their students, whether they shared the same space or not. All of them discovered that faith could not be cancelled or postponed by a pandemic. Faith formation directors from two parishes of the diocese shared their experiences and plans with the Herald.


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August 21, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Roughly five months after the coronavirus pandemic caused them to switch to online instruction virtually overnight, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs welcomed students back for full-time, in-person instruction during the third week of August.


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