July 3, 2020  |  
Franciscan Sister Guadalupe Torres dies at age 92

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Guadalupe Torres died June 25 at age 92 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 29 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Colorado Springs. Burial followed in the Mount St. Francis cemetery.


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July 3, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Christian and Christine Meert were named co-directors of the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ newly- created Office of Marriage and Family Life in 2005, they essentially started with a blank slate. Now, 15 years later, the two can look back and see how their efforts have born fruit.


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July 3, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. St. Mary’s High School speech and debate team members Ben Bodnar and Daniel Zill had one goal going into the 2019-2020 season — qualify for nationals. That goal had been set last year, when they narrowly missed qualifying for the 2019 National Speech and Debate Tournament. The first weekend in March 2020 Bodnar and Zill accomplished their goal, finishing first in the region in duo interpretation at the Colorado Grande District NSDA National Qualifying Tournament. A week later the world began to change.


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July 3, 2020  |  By THERESE LORENTZ

COLORADO SPRINGS. With our community reeling from the disruptions of the virus and the unrest in our country, the St. Thomas Aquinas Society (STAS) invites everyone to its 23rd major conference, “Family, Church and Nation.” All come together from July 29-Aug. 2 at the Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center in Colorado Springs.


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July 3, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Diocese of Colorado Springs Finance Officer Bob Doerfler, who has a combined 43 years of service to Divine Redeemer Parish and the diocese, retired June 5. Doerfler worked side by side with Bishop Emeritus Richard Hanifen to establish the diocese’s finance and accounting operations when it was created in 1984.


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July 3, 2020  |  By SIDNEY RODRIGUEZ

COLORADO SPRINGS. On June 14, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the members of St. Patrick Parish gathered for the opening of their new eucharistic adoration chapel, named Our Lady of Knock Chapel. On that day, Father Michael Goodyear led a eucharistic procession around the church parking lot. After Benediction in the main sanctuary, Father Goodyear processed the Blessed Sacrament to the Our Lady of Knock Chapel. Standing guard was St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Assembly 3049 Honor Guard. Parishioners came to adore Jesus throughout the afternoon.


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June 19, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Call it a silver lining or unintended consequence, but one good thing to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is that engaged couples now have more time to focus on the sacrament of matrimony and the Catholic Church’s teaching about marriage.


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June 19, 2020  |  

Bishop Michael Sheridan will ordain 19 men to the permanent diaconate on June 20. The Herald features a profile of the new deacon class.


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June 19, 2020  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

DENVER. The Colorado Catholic Conference issued an “Action Alert” on June 9 asking people to contact their state legislators to request that the Colorado Department of Education release COVID-19 relief funds for nonpublic schools based on federal guidelines.


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June 19, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated June 22-29, 2020 as Religious Freedom Week.


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June 19, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Julia Ann Hypolite, a founding member of the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics, died May 21 at age 80. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 3 at St. Joseph Parish in Colorado Springs.


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June 19, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Very little about graduation for the St. Mary’s High School class of 2020 was what they had imagined it would be. However, in her valedictorian speech Katie Morales said the class has always considered itself to be special, so it was only fitting that the class go out in a special way.


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June 19, 2020  |  By JULIE BAILEY

COLORADO SPRINGS. Life Network’s 2020 Walk for Life looked a little different from previous years, but our “Catholics 4 Life Network” team stepped out in faith and raised over $52,000 in support of the agency. COVID-19 restrictions required Life Network to get creative with their annual fundraising walk, so they took the walk virtual. Since we couldn’t gather at Memorial Park, walkers and runners were encouraged to map a two-mile course in their neighborhoods or nearby recreation areas and trails and then walk or run on June 6 wherever they were.


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June 19, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. Most people are familiar with the dramatic story of Saul on the road to Damascus. The notorious hunter of Christians is thrown to the ground by a flash of light and blinded for three days.

Less well-known is the story of Ananias — the disciple who was asked by God to lay hands on Saul, filling him with the Holy Spirit, restoring his sight and transforming him into the apostle we now know as St. Paul. Given Saul’s ruthless reputation, Ananias could have said “no” to God out of fear or lack of preparation. Instead, as told in Acts 9:10-19, Ananias chose to obey, setting Paul on his apostolic journey and greatly affecting the growth of the Church in the world.


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June 5, 2020  |  By LINDA OPPELT

COLORADO SPRINGS. With couples being cooped up together for extended periods of time these past few months, now might be a great time to consider taking advantage of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience Virtual Weekend. Normally, the virtual weekend experience is for couples who can’t get away for the entire weekend for a traditional Marriage Encounter Weekend. It allows couples to sleep in their own beds, and check in on children and animals during the meal time breaks.


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