December 15, 2017  |  By LINDA OPPELT
COLORADO SPRINGS. The sacrament of Penance has been widely promoted within the Church in the past few years. During the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016, Pope Francis called for extended times and opportunities for the sacrament. With this year’s 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal, culminating on Oct. 13, 2017, the faithful were reminded of her repeated exhortations for prayer, reparation and penance.
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Double Duty

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday
December 15, 2017  |  By CAROL ZIMMERMANN, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
WASHINGTON. Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.
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December 1, 2017  |  By FATHER CLIFF JACOBSON
CHEYENNE, Wyo. As people of faith, we all have a voice to the Lord. In keeping with the great commission of the eleven to “make disciples of all nations,” (Matthew 28: 19 - 20), those involved in church ministries of all kinds have unique opportunities to use their voices in very profound and impactful ways. How are we using our voices in our ministries? Do we find it difficult to find opportunities to strengthen our voice?
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December 1, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
COLORADO SPRINGS. Cheri Kessler grew up in Falcon helping out with her father’s firewood and lawn care business. The entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from him combined with a love of nature has led her to start a unique online business that also stands to benefit local Catholic schools. 
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December 1, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
CASTLE ROCK. A group of lay Catholics in Castle Rock and Parker are taking to the streets — literally — to debunk the stereotype that “Catholics don’t evangelize.”
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December 1, 2017  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. On the fourth full day of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise, pilgrims will ride through the famous countryside of Salzburg in addition to spending a day exploring the streets of this spectacular city — birthplace to the legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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November 17, 2017  |  By BILL HOWARD
COLORADO SPRINGS. On the third full day of Bishop Michael Sheridan’s 2018 Danube Pilgrimage Cruise, pilgrims will continue through the beautiful woods of Bavaria and visit landmarks in the life of Pope Benedict XVI.
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November 17, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. The 2017-18 Diocese of Colorado Springs Directory, produced by The Colorado Catholic Herald, is now available on the diocesan website, www.diocs.org. Click on the banner on the homepage to access a flipbook version of the directory. 
 The new, online version of the diocesan directory includes live links to all websites and email addresses listed. 
The directory includes comprehensive parish, clergy and Catholic Pastoral Center staff listings, as well as information and contacts for many Catholic  ministries and organizations throughout the diocese. A limited number of print copies are available by contacting 719-866-6492.

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