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Saintly inspiration for new beginnings

Archbishop Aquila

It’s not that often that bishops are able to announce the kind of good news I am about to share with you. As I write this column, the archdiocese is […]

'¡Viva Cristo Rey!': Auxiliary bishop to celebrate Mass for immigrants and refugees

The Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, Jorge Rodriguez, will celebrate a Mass in Spanish for all immigrants and refugees at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Nov. 26, on the feast […]

This one daily practice can transform you both spiritually and mentally

Therese Bussen

The Thanksgiving season is usually when we more intentionally think about gratitude — but it often ends with the holiday. While it’s good to remember what we’re thankful for during […]

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Recovering a sense of celebration

Archbishop Aquila

With the seemingly ever-increasing number of days dedicated to celebrating various causes or events, the Church presents us with the season of Advent, a time of preparation that can help […]

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That which you most desire

Bishop Jorge Rodriguez

In our Catholic tradition, we esteem the saints of heaven and ask them to help us with their prayers. But along with the assistance brought us by their intercession, these […]

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Not your “this-could-be-for-anyone” Christmas gift guide

With Christmas rapidly approaching, many of us run into the problem of finding great and unique gifts for our friends and relatives. For this reason, we have come up with […]

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A museum for which to be thankful

On September 29, 1952, the publication of the complete Revised Standard Version of the Bible was celebrated at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C., and the principle speaker was […]

Denver Catholic schools superintendent accepts new position in Archdiocese of Detroit

Kevin Kijewski, superintendent of Denver Catholic schools, has accepted a new position as the superintendent of archdiocesan schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He begins his new post Dec. 4. […]

What the saints have to say about gratitude

Gratitude isn’t just for the season of Thanksgiving, it’s part of a healthy spiritual life. It’s everywhere in the Bible, from the Psalms (“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his […]

Vietnamese parish community raises $80,000 for storm relief

About 800 Vietnamese refugees, immigrants and their relatives gathered on Veterans Day at Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Parish event center in Wheat Ridge, raising more than $80,000 for survivors […]

Black Catholics, heroic lives

We have chosen to honor four of the most influential African-American Catholics in the history of the United States during Black Catholic month. Three of them have canonization causes opened: […]

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Doping Athletes

The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes not only leads to serious challenges in maintaining a level playing field in competitive sports but also raises broader ethical issues and […]

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As the Bard might say….

Four centuries after his death, Shakespeare remains a peerless playwright because of his remarkable insight into the human condition. Love, ambition, fear, guilt, nobility, pomposity, patriotism, absurdity, sheer wickedness – […]

Ways to give to the poor this Christmas

Giving to the poor is something we should all do as Christians, but as we remember that Christ gave himself to us when he became man, the Christmas season is […]

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What barn are you raising?

A community comes together to help a neighbor build a barn. That’s a rural tradition that still happens today in some parts of the country. The effort reveals many powerful […]

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When Heaven prays back

By the time you read this, All Saints Day will have come and gone. But, just to extend the feast a few more days, I want to share the story […]

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The Ethics of New Age Medicine

Patients who face serious illnesses are sometimes attracted to alternative medicines, also referred to as “holistic” or “new-age” medicines. These can include treatments like homeopathy, hypnosis, “energy therapies” like Reiki, […]