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Critical Need: Donations drop threatens vital Catholic Charities programs

by William J. Dagendesh

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is seeking assistance from the community to counteract a drop in donations amid a surge in demand for services.

According to a Feb. 1 statement issued by Catholic Charities, the agency is experiencing a donations shortfall of more than $628,000. “The hardest hit programs are the Marian House Kitchen, The Marketplace pantry, and Marian House Emergency Services, although all programs share the financial burden of decreased donations,” said Andy Barton, President and CEO of Catholic Charities.

The Leaping Saint and Other Fascinating Facts About Leap Year

By Sean M. Wright

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Every fourth year, someone is elected President of the United States. Every fourth year, since 1896 save during times of war, the world has celebrated an Olympiad. And, every fourth year, the month of February is one day longer, reminding us that every fourth year is a Leap Year — usually. 

Leap Year is a necessity. The earth we live on revolves around the sun in about 365.242189 days —  or, to be precise, a total of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds.

March for Life trip was prayerful, joyful event

By Julie Bailey

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Joy! That is the main word that comes to mind as I look back on the 2024 Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for the National March for Life on Jan. 19.

Our group of 32 (19 youth, 13 chaperones) was enormously blessed by the entire experience. Thank you to every one of you who made this pilgrimage possible by your generous support of the Bishop’s Respect Life Fund whether through periodic donations or through your gifts at the Bishop’s Respect Life Roundup.

THE BISHOP'S CROZIER: The Catholic ‘Both/And’ of Immigration

By Bishop James R. Golka

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Am I my brothers’ keeper?” – Genesis 4:9

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Am I my brother’s keeper?” There is a temptation to answer this question — asked by Cain after he killed his brother Abel — in the negative. But to answer “no” to that question would be a flawed understanding of this passage in the Book of Genesis.

Father Kyle Ingels to leave campus ministry in June; will serve as Vicar General

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop James Golka announced that Father Kyle Ingels, who has served as Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) since 2014, will complete his service in campus ministry in June 2024. Father Ingels will be appointed Vicar General for the Diocese of Colorado Springs effective July 1, 2024, with anticipated residence in a parish. A new Director of Campus Ministry will be announced in early May of 2024.  Father Ingels will continue serving as Vocations Director for the diocese.

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