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Melissa Keating

Sarah Hahn is many things. She’s a runner, a Franciscan University of Steubenville graduate, and the daughter and granddaughter of veterans. However, as a millennial mother of six young children, she was not planning […]

"We need priests. So pray."

The Archdiocese of Denver needs more priests, and we can all help in the work of vocational recruitment with our prayers, says the incoming vocations director, Father Ryan O’Neill. Before […]

Witnesses to freedom: Saints coming to Denver

Melissa Keating

When she helped write the brief for the Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court Case, lawyer Hillary Byrnes and her colleagues told the court about St. Thomas More. She said this Catholic martyr might help […]

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Confessions of an “elitist”

George Weigel

The term “elitist” has been bandied about so promiscuously in this election cycle that it’s become virtually content-free. Yet “elitist” is also being weaponized as a scare-word to prevent legitimate […]

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Counter evil with the light of the Gospel

Archbishop Aquila

So many innocent people have died. I think of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington D.C., the years of conflict in the Middle East, the wars in […]

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(L) lays hands on the Rev. Franklin Anastacio Sequeira Treminio (R) during a priest ordination for the Archdiocese of Denver at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register) DENVER, CO - MAY 16: The Rev. William Clemence
(L) lays hands on the Rev. Franklin Anastacio Sequeira Treminio (R) during a priest ordination for the Archdiocese of Denver at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register)

Celibacy: a blessing, not a burden

Upon ordination, priests accept to live the practice of priestly celibacy, which author Father Gary Selin calls “a blessing bestowed upon the Church as whole, rather than a burden or […]

DENVER, CO - MAY 14: Soon-to-be-ordained deacons kneel before Archbishop Samuel Aquila during their priest ordination at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 14, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic) DENVER, CO - MAY 14: Soon-to-be-ordained deacons kneel before Archbishop Samuel Aquila during their priest ordination at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 14, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic)

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On being a father to the fathers

Nine years ago I made an appointment with Archbishop Charles Chaput to talk to him about a parish concern. Archbishop listened very patiently to me, and then he told me […]

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One year of fatherhood: a reflection

It was on a day much like today, just over a year ago, that I became a daddy. I’ll spare you the finer details, but let’s just say that my […]

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Two Catholics and the Catholic game

Baseball is by far the most Catholic of the sports on which we lavish such attention and passion. Because it’s played without a clock, baseball is like the liturgy: a […]

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‘He’s right there in the center of me’

Mike McDonald volunteered at the food pantry of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Imperial, Missouri every Thursday. He exuded the joy of a man who was deeply in love with […]

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There aren’t “two popes” in any way, shape, or form.

Life, even Catholic life, is full of ambiguities, but some things either are or aren’t. It’s a ball or a strike. It’s a Toyota or a Ford. You’re baptized or you aren’t. The papacy would seem to […]

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New priestly assignments: an intricate process

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. […]

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A father from afar

“I can’t cure his cancer, but I can share my life with him,” said Deacon Daniel Ciucci. Deacon Cuicci just returned from Texas, where he visited Monsignor Michael Glenn. Father Glenn has brain cancer, for […]

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What’s a deanery?

What exactly is a deanery? It’s likely you’ve heard the word before and are reasonably certain that some guy named Dean is in charge of it, but still aren’t quite […]

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Get connected with Queen of Peace

One of the Archdiocese of Denver’s Largest parishes, Queen of Peace in Aurora, has taken great strides in the area of communications. Father Felix Medina-Algaba recognizes how crucial communicating effectively […]

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Rosary mysteries stun in abstract windows

Ten new stained glass windows installed at Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Foxfield depict the mysteries of the rosary in dazzling pieces of abstract art. The windows mark yet […]

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Get away to pray this summer

Whether it’s the crisp Colorado air or sipping a cool beverage by the poolside, there’s something special about summer. Counting down the days until it’s safe to wear shorts is […]