August 7, 2020  |  By CHRISTIAN AND CHRISTINE MEERT

In a time when Pope Francis has to remind parents to teach their children and the whole family to say three words — “please,” “thank-you,” and “I’m sorry,” — it’s good to look to saintly parents who raised saintly children.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. A new book titled “The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All” will feature artwork by Holy Cross Father Ron Raab.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. The Denver Catholic Biblical School will hold all classes online for the 2020-21 academic year. However, in-person information sessions will be held at Corpus Christi Parish and St. Paul Parish.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Briarfest, the community festival held each year on the grounds of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, has been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the event say the next Briarfest will be held Sept. 10-12, 2021. Visit www.briarfest.com for more information and updates.


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August 7, 2020  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. As part of the ongoing “Due Date Too Late” campaign for Initiative 120, the late-term abortion ban that will appear on the November ballot, the diocesan Respect Life Apostolate is collecting baby shoes in each parish that will be taken to the Colorado State Capital in a press conference before the November election. 


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August 7, 2020  |  

Following his ordination to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Michael Sheridan on May 27, 2006, Deacon Robert (Bob) Waller was released for service with the Archdiocese for the Military Services and assigned to the Air Force Academy’s Catholic Cadet Chapel. In several ways, the assignment was a perfect fit for the new deacon.


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August 7, 2020  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Mid-August is fast approaching, and with it comes the rhythm of back-to-school activities. Schools across the nation are grappling with how best to approach the start of the 2020-2021 school year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect how we live our daily lives. The faculty and staff at St. Mary’s High School have been working all summer to prepare for the new year and the challenges it may bring.


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August 7, 2020  |  By ERNEST RODRIGUEZ

COLORADO SPRINGS. On July 8, St. Patrick Parish’s Knights of Columbus Council 9993 hosted a Silver Rose prayer service to share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and to promote respect for life.


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August 7, 2020  |  
Deacon Bruce Sago dies at age 65

COLORADO SPRINGS. Deacon Bruce Sago, formerly the parish administrator at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch, died July 22 at age 65.


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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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