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Love for teaching remains strong in longtime educators

Catholic Schools Week is recognized nationally Jan. 25-31. Several teachers are being honored this year for anniversaries in Catholic education. The following teachers and administrators are the most tenured in the Archdiocese of Denver celebrating milestones this year. The Denver Catholic asked each honoree: What has been the most fun, interesting or educational event in… Read more »

The  Catholic Foundation has centralized development personnel from several ministries, including St. John Vianney and Redemptoris Mater seminaries, to improve fundraising and donor relations. Seminarians are pictured here while working at Centro San Juan Diego last summer.Local

Church centralizes fundraising efforts to better serve donors

The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado (TCF) has taken a new approach to help advance the mission of the Church by centralizing development and fundraising personnel of several ministries into “one big team” known as The Catholic Foundation Alliance, or simply The Alliance. The Alliance, under TCF umbrella, will provide centralized development services including fundraising,… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila will dedicate Light of the World's new church in Littleton (pictured above) Jan. 25.Local

Dream soon a reality for Light of the World

The build-up of anticipation among the Light of the World Parish community for the unveiling of their new church is so great that some are angling for a sneak peak. Longtime and new members of the Littleton parish have been caught peeking in the new church windows and peppering insiders with questions about progress before… Read more »

Laws legalizing doctor-prescribed suicide are contrary to the natural law which seeks to preserve life.Local

Doctor-prescribed suicide goes against human nature, expert says

A person doesn’t have to be religious to know that doctor-prescribed suicide and euthanasia are wrong; because the natural law, the innate knowledge of right and wrong, says it is. “The natural moral law is written on every human heart and is known by reason alone,” explained Gregory LaPoint, founder of the Center for Natural… Read more »

The  Catholic Foundation has centralized development personnel from several ministries, including St. John Vianney and Redemptoris Mater seminaries, to improve fundraising and donor relations. Seminarians are pictured here while working at Centro San Juan Diego last summer.

Church centralizes fundraising efforts to better serve donors

The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado (TCF) has taken a new approach to help advance the mission of the Church by centralizing development and fundraising personnel of several ministries into “one big team” known as The Catholic Foundation Alliance, or simply The Alliance. The Alliance, under TCF umbrella, will provide centralized development services including fundraising,… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila will dedicate Light of the World's new church in Littleton (pictured above) Jan. 25.

Dream soon a reality for Light of the World

The build-up of anticipation among the Light of the World Parish community for the unveiling of their new church is so great that some are angling for a sneak peak. Longtime and new members of the Littleton parish have been caught peeking in the new church windows and peppering insiders with questions about progress before… Read more »

Laws legalizing doctor-prescribed suicide are contrary to the natural law which seeks to preserve life.

Doctor-prescribed suicide goes against human nature, expert says

A person doesn’t have to be religious to know that doctor-prescribed suicide and euthanasia are wrong; because the natural law, the innate knowledge of right and wrong, says it is. “The natural moral law is written on every human heart and is known by reason alone,” explained Gregory LaPoint, founder of the Center for Natural… Read more »

A team from the Archdiocese of Denver take calls during Archbishop Samuel Aquila’s live TeleForum event last month. The same team is working to answer voicemails left by participants.

Archdiocese learning from TeleForum feedback

When Archbishop Samuel Aquila held his first live town hall-like phone call with thousands of Catholics before Christmas, hundreds of participants left voicemail messages for him. Now a team from the Archdiocese of Denver is working with the archbishop to help him sort through the 268 messages, and to respond to those that left specific… Read more »

Volunteers, from left, Jim Carrey, Joe Gillach and Kelly Tillery sort produce at Harvest of Hope Pantry in Boulder.

Creativity feeds Boulder food pantry’s strategy

Two years ago when St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Boulder combined their food banks and opened the Harvest of Hope Pantry, the goal was to better serve the working poor and homeless. Now the focus includes offering healthy options and recipes to clients beyond canned and packaged foods…. Read more »

The “Archangels” stained glass window at Our Lady of Loreto Church in Foxfield by
artist Scott Parsons is among those recently honored.

Loreto windows shine

The stained glass windows installed at Our Lady of Loreto Church in Foxfield earlier this year have been recognized by Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a branch of the American Institute of Architects. The international award, in the category of Religious Arts-Visual Arts—as determined by a… Read more »

Our Lady of Guadalupe procession in images

Denver-area Catholics honored Our Lady of Guadalupe with a neighborhood procession Dec. 14 organized by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Denver following her Dec. 12 feast day. The procession took place after 11:30 a.m. Mass at the church at 1209 W. 36th Ave. celebrated by Archbishop Samuel Aquila. Photos by Daniel Petty/El Pueblo Catolico

Archbishop Samuel Aquila prays, joined by Carmelite Sisters and parishioners, during a reception at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish to celebrate the community's 120th anniversary Dec. 7.

PHOTO ALBUM: Mount Carmel celebrates 120 years in north Denver

The community at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in the Denver Highlands neighborhood, at 3549 Navajo St., celebrated its 120th anniversary Dec. 7. Events included a morning Mass, in Italian, celebrated by Archbishop Samuel Aquila, followed by a reception in the parish hall organized by the Men’s Club and Altar and Rosary Society. The… Read more »

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Love for teaching remains strong in longtime educators

Catholic Schools Week is recognized nationally Jan. 25-31. Several teachers are being honored this year for anniversaries in Catholic education. The following teachers and administrators are the most tenured in the Archdiocese of Denver celebrating milestones this year. The Denver Catholic asked each honoree: What has been the most fun, interesting or educational event in… Read more »

Sidney Shafner, left, listens as Regis University president Father John Fitzgibbons speaks before presenting the World War II vet with an honorary degree.

WWII vet honored to receive Regis degree

A 93-year-old World War II vet who helped free Nazi concentration camp captives received an honorary degree from Regis University last weekend. During a commencement ceremony Dec. 21, Sidney Shafner, who is Jewish, received a degree from president Jesuit Father John P. Fitzgibbons more than 70 years after he attended the Denver university. “Sidney deserves… Read more »

Catholic Families Night - Denver Nuggets

PHOTO ALBUM: Catholics night at Nuggets, St. Sebastian receives donation

Archbishop Samuel Aquila, right, is interviewed on a Denver Nuggets pregame show Dec. 14 on Altitude Sports by host Bill Hanzlik, center, and reporter Blake Olson. Students from area Catholic schools participated in a fan tunnel, flag presentation, scrimmage and other events at the basketball game that raised $12,644, through tickets sales, given to the… Read more »

Students for Life president Stanci Snow stands in front of the group’s Planned Parenthood Project display Dec. 4 on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley.

Planned Parenthood exposed at UNC

As University of Northern Colorado students prepared for final exams, members of the Students for Life Club took a break in their studies and braved the cold Dec. 4 to host the Planned Parenthood Project display from the national Students for Life of America organization on the Greeley campus. Using Planned Parenthood’s annual reports and… Read more »

The newly restored crucifix in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome Jan 9.

Cardinal Stafford leads crucifix restoration in Rome

After receiving inspiration from an aged crucifix, Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, archbishop of Denver from 1986 to 1996 who now resides in Rome, commissioned it to be restored as a sign of compassion for Rome’s suffering poor and unemployed population. Cardinal Stafford told CNA Jan. 9 the cross has been restored “out of a hermeneutics… Read more »

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during his Wednesday general audience
June 18.

Top Vatican Official: Washington, NYC likely stops on papal trip

Although it’s still not official, the Vatican’s Secretary of State confirmed today that Pope Francis will most likely visit Washington D.C. and New York during his visit to the United States. “I think the Pope will go to United Nations, everybody is speaking about that… but no official announcement has been delivered,” Cardinal Parolin told… Read more »

Elementary-school youths in Africa show their chastity pledge cards after Universal Chastity Education director Andrew Dernovsek, kneeling center, and Jude Tadeo, kneeling in black jacket, presented about abstaining and God’s plan for marriage this year.

Chastity education reducing teen pregnancy in Africa, US

A Ugandan youth chastity program traveled around Colorado this month to share the message that abstaining from sex until marriage is not only possible, but it can open doors. Education, healthy choices and happiness are a few of the benefits of chastity—a part of the message that has reached more than 500,000 youths in Africa… Read more »

John and Carol Saeman greet Pope Francis April 11, 2013, during a private audience in Clementine Hall in the Apostolic Palace following a gathering of The Papal Foundation.

Denver couple reflects on Pope Francis’ call to uplift the poor

Catholic philanthropists John and Carol Saeman say that helping the poor requires a “fundamental change” in how society responds to poverty–a change that, in their understanding of Catholic teaching, means a focus on limited government and free enterprise. They noted that Catholic social teaching rests on the principles of human dignity, solidarity, and subsidiarity. “Solidarity stipulates… Read more »