St. Mary Church in Littleton provides beer and brats for attendees at its summer Getting Grilled series on current faith topics.Local

Grab a beer, let’s chat about God

No one wants to be told they’re wrong, including Chelsey Nickel, a 29-year-old Denverite who was raised Lutheran. So she joined her Catholic husband, Andy, and brought questions about the faith to the new “Pint with a Priest” gathering at Platte Park Brewery in Denver. A crowd of beer drinkers posed questions and joined a… Read more »

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Pedaling priest treks cross country for Christ

When Father John Hilton talks about his plan to bike 3,600 miles across the United States, some are almost speechless. At 59 years old, they tell him it’s going to be difficult, he said. He says it’s his obligation to engage in the battle of souls and witness to the love and salvation of Christ…. Read more »

Luis Soto, executive director of Centro San Juan Diego and director of Hispanic ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, said it's been an honor to serve the Hispanic community. He leaves his position June 5.Local

Centro director calls service to Hispanic community an honor

Luis Soto, director of the Archdiocese of Denver’s Hispanic Ministry and executive director of Centro San Juan Diego, will depart from his position June 5. “It is time to let someone else take this mission to other levels so that there is a renewal,” said Soto, who seeks to “take what we have learned to… Read more »

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Ressourcement for Confirmation

This article was originally published in The Sower and is reproduced here by permission. The Second Vatican Council called for a “ressourcement” (a return to the sources) for the sacraments of initiation, particularly in its call for the restoration of the baptismal catechumenate, carried out in the RCIA process.1 Part of this renewal includes the return… Read more »

St. Mary Church in Littleton provides beer and brats for attendees at its summer Getting Grilled series on current faith topics.

Grab a beer, let’s chat about God

No one wants to be told they’re wrong, including Chelsey Nickel, a 29-year-old Denverite who was raised Lutheran. So she joined her Catholic husband, Andy, and brought questions about the faith to the new “Pint with a Priest” gathering at Platte Park Brewery in Denver. A crowd of beer drinkers posed questions and joined a… Read more »

Luis Soto, executive director of Centro San Juan Diego and director of Hispanic ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, said it's been an honor to serve the Hispanic community. He leaves his position June 5.

Centro director calls service to Hispanic community an honor

Luis Soto, director of the Archdiocese of Denver’s Hispanic Ministry and executive director of Centro San Juan Diego, will depart from his position June 5. “It is time to let someone else take this mission to other levels so that there is a renewal,” said Soto, who seeks to “take what we have learned to… Read more »

Seven_Sacraments_-_Confirmation_II_(1645)_Nicolas_Poussin

Ressourcement for Confirmation

This article was originally published in The Sower and is reproduced here by permission. The Second Vatican Council called for a “ressourcement” (a return to the sources) for the sacraments of initiation, particularly in its call for the restoration of the baptismal catechumenate, carried out in the RCIA process.1 Part of this renewal includes the return… Read more »

Volunteer Shelly Saeman provides support for women at the Lighthouse Women’s Center. The center recently expanded its hours to Saturday to give abortion-vulnerable women free ultrasounds.

Lighthouse expands hours to divert abortion-bound

Abortion-vulnerable women drive down Pontiac Street toward Planned Parenthood of the Rockies in Denver regularly. When they come, Lighthouse Women’s Center staff wants to be ready with an open door. So the medical center expanded its hours to Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., a time when many pregnant women arrive at Planned Parenthood on 38th… Read more »

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Pedaling priest treks cross country for Christ

When Father John Hilton talks about his plan to bike 3,600 miles across the United States, some are almost speechless. At 59 years old, they tell him it’s going to be difficult, he said. He says it’s his obligation to engage in the battle of souls and witness to the love and salvation of Christ…. Read more »

The recently published African-American Catholic Youth Bible features art, commentaries and background information to help youth better connect with Scripture.

Religion teacher wants students to open Bible, be surprised

Some youth in Felicia Charles’ Sunday school class find learning the faith boring. Others tell her they’ve never opened a Bible, she said. “Some of them are just resistant to Catholic education in general. You’re dealing with that, too,” 24-year-old Charles said of the challenges she faces with her seventh- and eighth-grade catechism class at… Read more »

A student prays at Mass at St. John XXIII Parish in Fort Collins April 12.

Not losing faith

When it comes to religion, a report described the millennial generation, those currently between ages 18 to 33, as “relatively unattached to organized religion.” “It’s insane how many students lose their faith in college,” said Jessica Harris, director of evangelization of St. John XXIII Parish in Fort Collins, across the street from Colorado State University…. Read more »

Participants in the annual Special Religious Education Mass present art projects. This year's Mass will focus on Mary, Mother of the Church.

Special Religious Education Mass to honor Mary, celebrate life

All faithful are invited to the annual Archbishop’s Mass for Special Religious Education this April when families will gather to celebrate Mary, mother of the Church. Every year the Archdiocese of Denver holds the packed Mass for hundreds of families and those with special needs to nurture their faith and honor life. Father Roland Freeman,… Read more »

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PHOTO GALLERY: Broadening horizons

Students at Sts. Peter and Paul School in Wheat Ridge celebrated Culture Day May 8 by learning about the culture and traditions of Australia, South America, Africa, India, Japan and Russia through song, dance, games and food. The intent is to expose students to the various cultures of the world for a better understanding and… Read more »

Sister Elizabeth Youngs, SCL, sits in her office with going-away gifts from students and faculty at area schools.

Sister Youngs’ final assignment: listen to God

Sister Elizabeth Youngs’ parting words for Denver’s faithful are, “Listen to God and be quiet, and be open to what God is calling (you) to do.” Especially for women considering a religious vocation, Sister Youngs of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, urged intentionally spending time with God. Before her departure from a 14-year term… Read more »

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5 patron saints for students

The traditional patronage of many saints could be extended to cover modern-day issues that students face. Here are five that we propose. 1. Patron saint of simplicity – St. Francis of Assisi With members of the millennial generation favoring minimalism and simplicity, over luxury and status, who better to emulate than St. Francis? The Italian friar and… Read more »

Father David M. Clarke, S.J.,  who served at Regis University for more than 40 years, died April 4 at Hospice House in Spokane.

Longtime Regis president was educational entrepreneur

Father David M. Clarke, S.J., former president and chancellor of Regis University, died April 4 at Hospice House in Spokane. He was 87. “The legacy of Father Clarke runs deep at Regis University,” Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., president, said. “His visionary leadership pioneered Regis in adult education and his passion for education was illustrated… Read more »

Collapsed buildings in the town center in Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India April 25.

Faithful asked to help relieve suffering of Nepal

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked all bishops in the country to take up a special collection to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for the residents of Nepal, reeling from the April 25 earthquake. “We are asking that all of our parishes take up a relief collection sometime during the month of… Read more »

Francis Cardinal George gives the opening address at the Institute for Priestly Formation Symposium at St. John Vianney on February 19, 2015.

Archbishop Aquila remembers Cardinal George as a ‘true shepherd’

Archbishop Samuel Aquila remembers Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago who lost a years-long battle with cancer April 17, as “a true shepherd and faithful son of the Church.” In a statement released that afternoon, the archbishop praised the cardinal’s life as “a testament to his love for Jesus Christ and devotion to… Read more »

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Perseverance made Teresa of Avila a master of prayer

March 28 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila, who in 1970 became the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. A 16th century mystic, contemplative, writer and reformer, she founded the Discalced Carmelites, established 17 convents, wrote three spiritual classics, and is esteemed as a master… Read more »

Kara Tippetts, here with husband Jason, died March 22.

‘That last kiss, that last warm touch, that last breath’ mattered

UPDATE MARCH 27-Kara Tippett’s memorial service 1:30 p.m. March 28 will be streamed and available for viewing at www.mundanefaithfulness.com beginning at 1:15 p.m.  Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old Colorado Springs woman who advocated against physician-assisted suicide, died March 22 after a long battle with breast cancer. “My pain is gone, my fears are calmed, I’m in the sovereignly… Read more »

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Teacher Matthew Hauptly low-fives students in his law and society class at Holy Family High School. He will begin as principal of the school July 1.
From left to right, Rebecca Haven, Clare Lowrey, Ricky Pruneda and Faustine Sullivan were selected winners of the Big Idea Project at Bishop Machebeuf High School. Their team won a college scholarship for creating a four-minute video addressing a need in the community using Catholic social doctrine.