Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International AirportLocal

Lift up before lift off

Those traveling the friendly skies on Easter Sunday will have the opportunity to attend Mass at Denver International Airport this year. “This will be a first in many years,” explained John Miller, director of the Office of Liturgy for the archdiocese. An annual Easter Mass at the airport was reinstated at Miller’s request, as well… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila delivers a homily at the last Vigil Praise organized by seminarians.Local

Archbishop calls youth to listen to the word of God

More than two hundred young people from around the Archdiocese of Denver and neighboring cities filled Christ the King Chapel on the St. John Paul II Center campus to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Attendees prayed the liturgy of the hours and sung to the Lord with the help of the seminarian-run praise and worship band who led the fourth… Read more »

The Sacred Heart of Jesus image often associated with the Divine Mercy chaplet.Parish News

Cathedral Basilica to host Divine Mercy chaplet

The image of the sacred heart of Jesus will be at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception starting Holy Saturday when the church will begin a Divine Mercy novena. Leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, faithful may attend the church to participate in the novena and pray for Christ’s mercy. The Cathedral Basilica will… Read more »

Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport

Lift up before lift off

Those traveling the friendly skies on Easter Sunday will have the opportunity to attend Mass at Denver International Airport this year. “This will be a first in many years,” explained John Miller, director of the Office of Liturgy for the archdiocese. An annual Easter Mass at the airport was reinstated at Miller’s request, as well… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila delivers a homily at the last Vigil Praise organized by seminarians.

Archbishop calls youth to listen to the word of God

More than two hundred young people from around the Archdiocese of Denver and neighboring cities filled Christ the King Chapel on the St. John Paul II Center campus to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Attendees prayed the liturgy of the hours and sung to the Lord with the help of the seminarian-run praise and worship band who led the fourth… Read more »

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Rome Nov. 2013.

Gravity helped astronomer fall into vocation

When heading off to college, Vatican astronomer, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, struggled with picking a major. “When I was a freshman, I had no idea what I wanted to study. No idea at all,” the Detroit native, 62, told the Denver Catholic. “I loved everything—and I couldn’t choose among them.” His best friend was going… Read more »

The Newland family, owners of Hercules Industries, who won a permanent injunction against the HHS mandate March 16, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom

Catholic-owned company wins ‘final victory’ against HHS mandate

DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) – A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral teaching shows the importance of putting God first, one of its co-owners has said. “Oftentimes businesses can feel that their direction is dictated by market conditions, to which they must be… Read more »

The Sacred Heart of Jesus image often associated with the Divine Mercy chaplet.

Cathedral Basilica to host Divine Mercy chaplet

The image of the sacred heart of Jesus will be at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception starting Holy Saturday when the church will begin a Divine Mercy novena. Leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, faithful may attend the church to participate in the novena and pray for Christ’s mercy. The Cathedral Basilica will… Read more »

Chandra Starr, center, and her mother Kimberly Starr Walker, left, accept a donation of pennies from Kim Fry, right, for the eighth-grader's million penny campaign March 9.

A penny saved is a penny discerned

Kelly Fry had a tradition with her grandparents while growing up in Denver. Whenever they came to visit, they would bring her a mason jar filled with pennies. She and her grandparents would sort through them, looking for collectables such as wheat pennies, then dump them into a large piggy bank. For years, Kelly, now… Read more »

Ryan Anderson

Throuples that are monogamish

If marriage were to be redefined, what could really go wrong? A lot, warns Ryan T. Anderson, who researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Anderson, who co-authored the acclaimed book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense,” will speak March 19 at… 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 »

Chandra Starr, center, and her mother Kimberly Starr Walker, left, accept a donation of pennies from Kim Fry, right, for the eighth-grader's million penny campaign March 9.

A penny saved is a penny discerned

Kelly Fry had a tradition with her grandparents while growing up in Denver. Whenever they came to visit, they would bring her a mason jar filled with pennies. She and her grandparents would sort through them, looking for collectables such as wheat pennies, then dump them into a large piggy bank. For years, Kelly, now… Read more »

Kevin Kijewski will take over as superintendent of Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools July 1.

Growth, innovation top priorities for superintendent

An educator who started his career teaching at Bishop Machebeuf High School 10 years ago is making his way back to Denver to serve as superintendent of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. Kevin Kijewski, 33, a Michigan native who taught economics, politics and history at Bishop Machebeuf from 2005-2007 will officially begin as superintendent… Read more »

A student studies at Escuela de Guadalupe School. A new bill in the state legislature proposes tax credits for parents who send their children to private school or home school.

Private school tax credit bill draws party-line support

A Senate bill that would grant tax credits for private school education drew support from legislators when it passed through committees this month. The Tuition Tax Credit Bill, Senate Bill 1545, drew party-line votes at the state Capitol when it was proposed to the education and finance committees. It is sponsored by Sen. Kevin Lundberg,… Read more »

Coach Lonnie Porter addresses a crowd at Regis University Field House Feb. 6.

Coach Porter’s impact on and off the court

Regis University coach Lonnie Porter, the winningest coach in Colorado men’s college basketball history, will retire at the end of the 2014-15 season. With 538 career victories at the university over his 38-year tenure, the five-time conference coach of the year is ranked 10th among all active NCAA Division II men’s coaches and 31st all… Read more »

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

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

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 good hands of Jesus” was part of a message shared on her blog March 25 in a post titled “Letter to my… Read more »

St. Peter Penitent - Guido Reni, 1600

Need a Mercy Year?

During a penance service March 13 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary jubilee “that is to have the mercy of God at its center.” The mercy jubilee—which will run from Dec. 8, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016—is to be lived in light of Christ’s directive, “Be merciful, just as your Father… Read more »

Valentina Maureira’s request for physician-assisted suicide drew reactions from Chilean president and physicians who warned about false compassion.

Local doctor reacts to Chilean girl’s suicide aid request

Local doctor and mother Michelle Stanford responded to the news of a 14-year-old Chilean girl’s request for assisted suicide calling it “saddening.” “I think compassion is caring, not killing. Caring for them is trying to be with them in their suffering,” said Stanford, a Catholic who runs Centennial Pediatrics clinic. Stanford said physician-assisted suicide remains… Read more »

On March 13, Pope Francis will mark two years as pope of the Church.

Year two: Pope’s popularity grows

As Pope Francis celebrated the second anniversary of his pontificate March 13, a survey found he remains popular among Americans. In fact, he’s growing in popularity. The Pew Research Center revealed this month that nine-in-10 Catholics view the pope favorably, even growing in admiration of him since his selection in March 2013. His favorability rating… Read more »

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