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THE BISHOP'S CROZIER: Giving Away the Gift of Jesus

By Bishop James R. Golka

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"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us . . .” – Isaiah 9:5

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As Christmas approaches the days grow darker.  In the Holy Land there is war and wrath. The culture in which we live seems increasingly focused on the material things of the world.  We look around and see those who are physically and spiritually hungry, thirsty, naked, ill, and imprisoned.  It can seem as if the darkness is oppressive.

Nativity scene indulgence can be gained at four locations in diocese

By Veronica Ambuul

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COLORADO SPRINGS. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 marked the first day that Catholics could receive a special plenary indulgence for praying before a Nativity scene at Franciscan churches. The indulgence was granted by Pope Francis in honor of the 800th anniversary of the approval of the Rule of St. Francis and the saint’s creation of a Nativity scene in Greccio, Italy. The indulgence can be obtained until Feb. 2, 2024, the Feast of the Presentation.

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