The new album from Harry Connick, Jr., entitled That Would Be Me, sees the storied jazz artist taking steps in a new direction.

Q&A: Harry Connick, Jr. mixes things up on new album

Harry Connick, Jr. is the epitome of a successful artist. As an actor, he’s appeared in several blockbuster films and has won two Emmy awards. As a musician, he’s enjoyed even more success, and is what he’s best known for. He’s sold 28 million albums worldwide and has three Grammy Awards under his belt. He… Read more »

Star Wars and the eternal struggle between light and darkness

Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far, far away, it’s nigh impossible to have not caught onto the newly reawakened Star Wars craze, and even then, it’s likely to have reached your corner of the universe. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first entry in the epic space drama was released, and as… Read more »

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Myth-busting facts on physician-assisted suicide in Colorado

Two identical bills that aim to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Colorado were introduced Jan. 13 in the State Senate and House—Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 1054. A bill to do the same was introduced last year and defeated. This year’s bill is extreme. Watch below a short two-minute video by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in which he… Read more »

Warm food for the poor and homeless

Living out the corporal works of mercy

Lent is a time of penance. That means we give up things or habits we are attached to so that we can make room for better Christian habits. So, an ideal Lenten penance shouldn’t be something as simple as giving up chocolate, unless that will somehow make you a better disciple. That doesn’t mean Lenten… Read more »

The new album from Harry Connick, Jr., entitled That Would Be Me, sees the storied jazz artist taking steps in a new direction.

Q&A: Harry Connick, Jr. mixes things up on new album

Harry Connick, Jr. is the epitome of a successful artist. As an actor, he’s appeared in several blockbuster films and has won two Emmy awards. As a musician, he’s enjoyed even more success, and is what he’s best known for. He’s sold 28 million albums worldwide and has three Grammy Awards under his belt. He… Read more »

Star Wars and the eternal struggle between light and darkness

Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far, far away, it’s nigh impossible to have not caught onto the newly reawakened Star Wars craze, and even then, it’s likely to have reached your corner of the universe. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first entry in the epic space drama was released, and as… Read more »

hands

Myth-busting facts on physician-assisted suicide in Colorado

Two identical bills that aim to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Colorado were introduced Jan. 13 in the State Senate and House—Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 1054. A bill to do the same was introduced last year and defeated. This year’s bill is extreme. Watch below a short two-minute video by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in which he… Read more »

Warm food for the poor and homeless

Living out the corporal works of mercy

Lent is a time of penance. That means we give up things or habits we are attached to so that we can make room for better Christian habits. So, an ideal Lenten penance shouldn’t be something as simple as giving up chocolate, unless that will somehow make you a better disciple. That doesn’t mean Lenten… Read more »

“The Annunciation” (1449-1459), by Filippo Lippi

Four meditations for Christmas using great works of art

For a Catholic, our faith is not about a book, but about the Word, and at Christmas we celebrate the moment when the “Word became flesh” (John 1:14). The most striking aspect of the story of God becoming man is that, in the words of C.S. Lewis, “it really happened.” St. Augustine enjoins us not… Read more »

ROTHESAY, ISLE OF BUTE, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Syrian refugee families arrive at their new homes on the Isle of Bute on December 4, 2015 in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. The Isle of Bute is welcoming 15 Syrian Refugee families as part of the governments plant to give refuge to 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020. The Isle of Bute, on the Cowal peninsular, has a population of 6,498 which swells in the Summer months due to tourism. The island has been nicknamed the 'Madeira of Scotland'  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Responding to refugees in radical love

With so many opposing voices regarding the Syrian refugee crisis in America, it’s hard to know how to react. On one end of the spectrum, people such as President Barack Obama are vehemently defending America’s role in housing and providing for Syrian refugees, stating that we “must do more to accommodate refugees,” whereas others, such… Read more »

Children pray at a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Love for ‘La Lupita’

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patronness of the Americas, is HUGE. Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Denver alone had 14 Masses on her feast day, Dec. 12. The following are some photos from the Mass and procession at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish.

The current Guardian Angels church building, right, only holds 99 people, and Father Hartway is having trouble squeezing their ever-growing number of parishioners into such a small space for each of the four Masses he celebrates every weekend. A computer-generated mockup of the future church building, left, depicts a larger church that holds up to 350 initially and is easily expandable to hold even more.

Build, and they will come

Having a small church can lead to big problems, especially in a booming area. Father Alan Hartway and Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Mead are in desperate need of a bigger church. The parish launched a capitol campaign in April to raise funds for the construction of a new church building. The project is split… Read more »

Varsity Catholic founder Thomas Wurtz was one of the speakers at the inaugural High School Formation Summit on Dec. 3 and 4, 2015 at St. Thomas More Parish. The event was conceived and organized by Bishop Machebeuf High School chaplain Father Paul Kosta.

Fostering Catholic identity in Catholic schools

Living the Catholic Faith should be evident in all aspects of life, and especially so in the classroom, according to the organizer of the inaugural Catholic High School Formation Summit that took place at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial on Dec. 3 and 4. There were 55 people in attendance representing 23 schools from… Read more »

St. Thomas More third-grade class.

Catholic schools look to the future

Nearly 200 teachers, principals, pastors and archdiocesan leaders gathered with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at the Radisson Denver Southeast Oct. 5-6 for a two-day symposium to discuss the challenges currently facing Catholic schools in northern Colorado. According to Kevin Kijewski, the superintendent of Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools since July 1, the discussions focused on… Read more »

Good Shepherd School eighth graders Thomas Krumholz, Tanner Purcell, and Liam Clevenger (pictured left to right) drench Father Jason Wallace, Father James Fox and Msgr. Bernie Schmitz, respectively, at an Ice Bucket Challenge event held at the Cheryl Washington Playground on Sept. 14 in honor of Father Benjamin Reese. Father Reese died days later from ALS at a care home in St. Louis, Missouri.

VIDEO: Good Shepherd pays tribute to priest who loved life

As Father Benjamin Reese was suffering the last stages of ALS at a care center in St. Louis, Missouri, the children, teachers and pastor of Good Shepherd School gathered on the Cheryl Washington playground to pay tribute to the dying priest, and to raise awareness of the progressive neurodegenerative disease. The 56-year-old priest, who grew… Read more »

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Archbishop: Catholic schools exist to evangelize children

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrated Mass with the principals of the diocese’s Catholic schools on Aug. 11, the feast of St. Claire. The Mass was held at Christ the King chapel at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.In his homily, the archbishop stressed that the purpose of a Catholic school is to create well-formed Christians. “This is… Read more »

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St. John, a super old book and mercy in action

If the Catechism is the user’s guide to Catholicism, then some of our Catholic classics are the weird fandom wikis that give us way more info than we could ever use on the subject. For example, The Cantena Aurea gives the early Father’s reflections on the Scriptures, while the works of Josephus and Eusibius give us… Read more »

A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier passes by tires set afire days before by ISIL extremists to hinder airstrikes on Nov. 15, 2015 in Sinjar, Iraq.

‘God is not indifferent’

We live in a scary world. Try as we may to deny it, flipping on any news channel will confirm this. It seems every day is met with a new act of violence, and that there is more evil occurring in the world than there is good. Now is perhaps a more crucial time than… Read more »

Full of Grace, starring Bahia Haifi as Mary and Noam Jenkins as Peter, is a beautifully captured film about Mary's final days on Earth and her relationship to Peter.

‘Full of Grace’ a shining example of modern Christian art

What happened to Mary after Christ died? And how did Peter deal with being the rock Christ commissioned him to be? This is precisely the story that is explored in Full of Grace, the tender, contemplative and beautiful new film from writer/director Andrew Hyatt. The story focuses on Mary’s final days on Earth before she… Read more »