Human trafficking presentation set for June 29

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Counselor and author Dann Aungst will give a talk on the connection between pornography and sex trafficking on June 29 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Colorado Springs. The presentation is for all adults and does not contain graphic or explicit images. To register, send an email to Lichten52@comcast.net

Independence Day celebration set for July 6

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PARKER. Knights of Columbus Council 7880 at Ave Maria Parish in Parker will host its annual Independence Day celebration on July 6 at Ave Maria. This year, a Car Show will take place in the church parking lot. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., followed by the show from 9:30-11:30 a.m. At noon, trophies will be awarded in several categories. From 12-1 p.m., a cookout featurings hamburgers, hotdogs and bratwurst will take place. The Golden Eagle Concert Band and the Ave Maria Adult Choir will perform until 2:30 p.m. 

Wedding Anniversary Mass to be celebrated July 14, 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral

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The Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held July 14, 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop James Golka will celebrate Mass. Couples who are celebrating their first or other milestone anniversary — any anniversary ending in “5” or “0” — are invited to attend. A reception will follow. Those who plan to attend are asked to contact their parish office to provide their name, number of people attending and how many years they are celebrating, or visit www.diocs.org/Diocesan-Wedding-Anniversary-Mass


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The Herald features a collection of photos from the recent diaconate and priestly ordinations in the diocese.

Q&A with Professor Lucas Pollice

By Veronica Ambuul

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Editor's Note: Lucas Pollice became the Director of the New Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship for the Diocese of Colorado Springs effective June 1. Prior to being named to his new role, he worked for the Augustine Institute, serving as Professor of Theology and Catechetics, Senior Director of Curriculum, and Director of the master’s degree program in Pastoral Theology. The Herald recently interviewed Pollice to find out more about his background and his career in catechesis and evangelization. 

THE BISHOP'S CROZIER: Priestly Service

By Bishop James R. Golka

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"Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:23)

In 1922, 48-year-old G.K. Chesterton came into full communion with the Catholic Church.  Fourteen years later, in his autobiography, Chesterton would explain why he became Catholic with this simple, but profound, statement: “To get rid of my sins.”

EL BÁCULO DEL OBISPO: El servicio sacerdotal

By Bishop James R. Golka

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"Los pecados serán perdonados a los que ustedes se los perdonen, y serán retenidos a los que ustedes se los retengan”. (Juan 20, 23)

En 1922, G.K. Chesterton, de 48 años, entró en plena comunión con la Iglesia católica.  Catorce años más tarde, en su autobiografía, Chesterton explicaría por qué se hizo católico con esta sencilla, pero profunda, afirmación:  “Para librarme de mis pecados”.

Sister Catherine Peter Logan makes first profession of vows as Franciscan sister

By Sister Theresa Feldkamp

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MANITOWOC, Wisconsin. Sister Catherine Peter Logan made her first profession of vows in the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on June 2. Father Mark Vander Steeg, Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders for the Diocese of Green Bay, presided at the Mass.