July 1, 2022  |  By JULIE BAILEY

COLORADO SPRINGS. Exciting pro-life things are happening in our diocese — none of them related to the Supreme Court of the United States.

On June 4, the Catholics 4 Life Network team supported long-time partners and friends from Life Network at Memorial Park and around the diocese in the annual Walk for Life. As a team, Catholics 4 Life Network raised over $90,000 for Life Network. That made us the top fundraising team — an accolade we have earned for more than a few years.


If Roe v. Wade is indeed overturned, as the recently leaked Supreme Court majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health indicates, 26 states are poised to either ban or restrict abortion. Colorado will not be one of them.

May 6, 2022  |  By LISA SCHMITZ

COLORADO SPRINGS. On April 9, more than 100 supporters gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for Mater Filius Colorado Springs (MFCS), a home for pregnant moms and their children to be built on the grounds of St. Gabriel the Archangel parish in Briargate.

April 15, 2022  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Gabriel Project is a parish-based pro-life apostolate that was once active at both St. Patrick and Holy Trinity parishes and is now being introduced to the diocese as a whole.

Julie Bailey, Director of the Respect Life Apostolate of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, hosted a meeting on April 2 at St. Peter Parish in Monument to invite people from all parishes in the diocese to consider participating in this ministry.

April 1, 2022  |  By JULIE BAILEY

On April 25 at 3 p.m., pro-life prayer warriors will gather to peacefully pray in reparation for Colorado’s part in spreading the culture of death for the last 55 years. We will meet on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 3480 Centennial Blvd., and everyone is invited to join us.

March 18, 2022  |  

HIGHLANDS RANCH. A Mass for those who have suffered miscarriage or infant loss will take place March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch.

January 21, 2022  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. A new residence for pregnant mothers and their preschool age children is set to be built on the campus of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. The home is the culmination of years of research and planning by four long-time pro-life advocates in the Diocese of Colorado Springs — Julie Bailey, Lisa Schmitz, Dick Eitel and Mike Faricy — who refer to themselves as the “Gang of Four.”v

December 17, 2021  |  

MONUMENT. Father Gregory Golyzniak will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Innocents at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at St Peter Church in Monument.

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.


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.

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.  

November 5, 2021  |  By ASHLEY AND BILL SLACK

I was stricken with horror as Ashley explained to me the logistics of preserving our little girl’s remains for burial, if we could retrieve them. The day before, we thought we were having a healthy baby, and the next day we needed to research how to handle cremation or burial of a miscarried child. We were blindsided. Who expects this?

October 15, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS.  A year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation, more than 900 people attended the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner Oct. 6 at The Broadmoor.

Deborah “Deb” Harney, a member of St. Patrick Parish, received the Respect Life Volunteer of the Year award.

October 1, 2021  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Dr. Pat Castle is the first to acknowledge the progress that the pro-life movement has made over the past 30 years.

“Today, we’ve got more than 4,000 pregnancy help centers in America and less than 700 abortion facilities,” said Castle, who will be the keynote speaker at the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner Oct. 6. “In 1991, that was about reversed. Each of those (pregnancy help) centers is really important, and we’ve done a better job of communicating that they exist.”

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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