November 15, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. Fear of suffering and a lack of appreciation for the dignity of each human person are two of the driving forces in the culture of death, said Sister of Life Maris Stella, who was the keynote speaker at the Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Oct. 24 at The Broadmoor Hotel.


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November 15, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS. By the time he was 30 years old, Roy Schoeman was a marketing professor at one of the world’s most prestigious universities — Harvard Business School. But it was precisely when he was at the height of his career that God chose to reveal himself to Schoeman, thereby changing the trajectory of his life.


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November 1, 2019  |  By SISTER NADINE HEIMANN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sister Magdalena Krol, the General Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration from Olpe, Germany, spent Oct. 1-24 conducting a canonical visitation of St. Joseph Province with the Sisters at Mount Saint Francis.


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November 1, 2019  |  By THERESA WARD

COLORADO SPRINGS. “Mercy” was the theme of the evening Oct. 11, as the Catholic Outreach to Northern Ukraine (CONU) celebrated 25 years of ministry to the Catholic community of Northern Ukraine. The event at Holy Apostles Parish, which featured special guests from Ukraine, music, and sharing from the audience about receiving and giving mercy, both celebrated and challenged the people gathered to extend God’s love through acts of mercy towards their fellow men and women.


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November 1, 2019  |  By JULIE ASHER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON. A final report on the findings of an independent review of clergy abuse cases in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses from 1950 to 2019 shows that 166 children were abused by 43 priests statewide. Released Oct. 23, the report found that at least 127 children were victimized by 22 priests in the Denver Archdiocese; at least 36 children were victimized by 19 priests in the Pueblo Diocese; and at least three children were victimized by two priests in the Colorado Springs Diocese. Nearly 90% of known incidents of abuse happened more than 40 years ago, and over 85% of those victims were abused in the 1960s and 1970s.


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October 18, 2019  |  

MONUMENT. Save the Persecuted Christians and Indigenous Ministries will give a presentation at St. Peter Parish in Monument on Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m. Speakers will discuss the crisis of global anti-Christian violence affecting 300 million believers around the world. Subject matter is for an adult audience; discretion is advised. For more information, visit www.petertherock.org or contact Dede Laugesen at dede@savethepersecutedchristians.org


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor for The New York Post and author of the bestselling book “From Fire, By Water,” will speak at Palmer Hall at Colorado College Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. He will discuss his journey from Marxism and atheism to the Catholic faith. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Keating at anna.keating@coloradocollege.edu


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Author and social media influencer Father Mike Schmitz will be the keynote speaker at the Inferno Men’s Conference on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Antlers Hotel Summit Ballroom in downtown Colorado Springs. The event will include talks and breakout sessions, optional praise and worship, confession, eucharistic adoration, and Mass with Bishop Michael Sheridan. Inferno is a men’s ministry in the Diocese of Colorado Springs that organizes low-pressure social events where men can connect and get to know Jesus Christ through the local faith community. For more information and to register for the conference, visit http://conference.infernomen.com. 


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October 18, 2019  |  

COLORADO SPRINGS. Knights of Columbus Council No. 13981 at Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs is holding a Christmas party and silent auction on Dec. 7 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Cost is $30 per person, which includes cocktails, a buffet dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Knights’ charitable outreach. To purchase tickets, call 719-650-4243 or 719-247-0953; or send an email to cheyenne.trial@yahoo.com or jvmedina68@gmail.com. Attendees are asked to bring a new toy or book to donate to Christmas Unlimited. 


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When Life Gives You Lemons

Disastrous hail storm becomes opportunity to refurbish St. Paul Church
October 18, 2019  |  By RUSTY KERN

COLORADO SPRINGS. Under the tightly attached black shroud that served as a roof, Deacon Dick Bowles was preparing for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on June 16 inside St. Paul Church. A new roof was scheduled to be put on the next day, but this evening, it consisted only of paper-thin tarps and long felt strips. 


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October 18, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. As area eighth graders are contemplating their high school choices, St. Mary’s High School invites them to join the Pirate student body for a day during one of the school’s upcoming Eighth Grade Shadow Days.

The first shadow day of the 2019-2020 school year is Wednesday, Oct. 23. Parents can join in that day, too, with a parent open house from 9-11 a.m., when they will hear from current students about the St. Mary’s difference.


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October 18, 2019  |  By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

DENVER. A Colorado Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to compensate abuse survivors in the Denver Archdiocese and the Colorado Springs and Pueblo dioceses opened Oct. 7.

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs and Bishop Stephen Berg of Pueblo each issued statements announcing the start of the program, which is independent of church control. It will be overseen by an independent board, chaired by former U.S. Sen. Hank Brown of Colorado.


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October 4, 2019  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL

COLORADO SPRINGS.  In the Catholic Church, marriage is much more than a legal document — it is a sacrament that is the image of Christ’s loving union with his Church. The grace of the sacrament strengthens the indissoluble unity of the marriage and helps the couple attain holiness.


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October 4, 2019  |  By AMY PARTAIN

COLORADO SPRINGS. When Americans think of poverty, lack of material needs is usually what first comes to mind. Yet, humans can experience poverty in a number of different ways. That is the premise of a project undertaken by Father Joe Dygert’s Catholic Social Teaching class at St. Mary’s High School. When three current seniors reflected on their experiences with the project last year, they found their perspectives changed as they encountered the homeless of Colorado Springs through the project.


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October 4, 2019  |  By GREG SULLIVAN

COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1994, after the Soviet Union broke up, a Ukrainian priest came to Holy Apostles Parish with no contacts and not knowing any English. He entered the sanctuary to pray and met Father Paul Wicker, former pastor of Holy Apostles. With the help of a Polish parishioner who translated, he was able to request assistance from the United States.


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