September 17, 2021  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK

Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious.

In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, crisply describes some of the over-the-top pressures that graduating college students are likely to encounter in commencement addresses:


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September 17, 2021  |  By KATIE PREJEAN MCGRADY

Within 24 hours of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, my almost 4-year-old daughter asked me if she could take a gymnastics class. Then she wanted to begin swimming lessons (finally). Then she asked if we could buy a horse. And just the other morning, she wanted to put on her sneakers so she could go “run like the fast girls” in the driveway.


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September 17, 2021  |  By SEAN M. WRIGHT

Known to contemporaries as Chiara Offreduccio, Clare was born in 1194 in Assisi, a small city in the Umbrian region of Italy, the eldest daughter of Favorino Scifi, Count of Sasso-Rosso, a forceful but honest Catholic gentleman. Her lovely mother Ortolana, of the noble Fiumi family from Florence, was conspicuous for her piety and care for the poor.


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September 17, 2021  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Tick Tock It’s Four O’Clock

This time of year, the four o’clock is blooming and cheering up gardens all through our diocese. These marvelous flowers are considered old-fashioned and are sometimes overlooked as plantings but don’t count them out. They are definitely worthy of a spot in the garden.


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September 17, 2021  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER

The headline on the article published by the Pew Research Center was stunning: “Just one-third of U.S. Catholics agree with the church that Eucharist is body, blood of Christ.”

The article, which was published in August 2019, summarized the results of a Pew Research Center survey. The study focused on the Catholic teaching of transubstantiation, claiming that fewer Catholics than ever still believe in this core doctrine.


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September 17, 2021  |  

DENVER. A fundraiser for the Julia Greeley Guild will take place on Sept. 26 when the Colorado Rockies play against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. at Coors Field. Tickets in Section 144, which are located on the lower level on the third-base side, are being sold for $33.


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September 17, 2021  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

NEW YORK. Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in director and co-writer Destin Daniel Cretton’s Marvel Comics-derived adventure “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (PG-13, Disney).

A treat for grown-ups, the film is too laden with extra-biblical ideas to be recommended for impressionable moviegoers. As for older teens, they’ll likely shrug off its overly-elaborate mythos as so much window dressing.


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September 17, 2021  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. JAMES GOLKA

Saludos, hermanos y hermanas en Cristo. Estas primeras cartas que dirijo a la diócesis son un simple intento de ayudar a cada uno de nosotros a prepararse mejor para la experiencia de la Comunión con el Señor en la Misa.

Hoy quiero decir unas breves palabras sobre la Liturgia de la Palabra. Esta es la parte de la Misa en la que se nos invita a escuchar con atención y recibir la Palabra de Dios durante las lecturas.


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September 17, 2021  |  By MOST REV. JAMES GOLKA

Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ. These first letters which I am addressing to the diocese are a simple attempt to help each of us better prepare for an experience of Communion with our Lord at Mass.

Today I want to say a brief word about the Liturgy of the Word. This is the part of Mass where we are invited to listen with attention and receive God’s word during the readings.


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September 17, 2021  |  

Two discernment groups will offer young adult men and women in the diocese the opportunity to consider their vocations.


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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  |  
9-17-21 PUZZLE ANSWERS
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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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