Archdiocese of Denver Priest Ordination 2013

No longer servants, but friends of Christ

A priest’s relationship of friendship with Christ is at the foundation of his identity and mission, and so it is on that foundation of a relationship with Christ that the formation of future priests must rest, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver told a gathering of seminary formators and spiritual directors. The archbishop said this… Read more »

One couple's wedding day is shown during the Augustine Institute's new DVD series called "Beloved-Finding Happiness in Marriage." The series is meant to help prepare engaged couples or long-time married couples enrich their bond.

From broken to Beloved: New DVD series helps strengthen marriages

For struggling couples stuck in a world unsupportive of their lifelong commitment, the Augustine Institute has an answer. In a newly-released 12-episode DVD series called “Beloved—Finding Happiness in Marriage,” staff from the institute worked with couples and experts to uncover the mystery and meaning of marriage—and how to make it last. “We’re looking at what… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass in Christ the King chapel at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary with deacons of the archdiocese to begin Deacon Convocation Day Feb. 28.

Deacons spend time with archbishop

At an annual all-day meeting with deacons of the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel Aquila highlighted the importance of their responsibilities during Mass. “It is my desire to see every one of you grow in your faith in Jesus Christ through your ministry of diakonia (service) in the Church,” the archbishop began his address at Deacon… Read more »

A new bill proposed by state legislators seeks to protect babies born alive after a failed abortion.

Lawmakers propose protection of babies after failed abortions

A new state bill proposes criminal charges on doctors if they fail to preserve the life of infants born after botched abortions. State Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs, is sponsoring the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act in hopes to protect newborns in Colorado, one of four states that performs late-term abortions. Testimony on House Bill 1112… Read more »

Archdiocese of Denver Priest Ordination 2013

No longer servants, but friends of Christ

A priest’s relationship of friendship with Christ is at the foundation of his identity and mission, and so it is on that foundation of a relationship with Christ that the formation of future priests must rest, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver told a gathering of seminary formators and spiritual directors. The archbishop said this… Read more »

One couple's wedding day is shown during the Augustine Institute's new DVD series called "Beloved-Finding Happiness in Marriage." The series is meant to help prepare engaged couples or long-time married couples enrich their bond.

From broken to Beloved: New DVD series helps strengthen marriages

For struggling couples stuck in a world unsupportive of their lifelong commitment, the Augustine Institute has an answer. In a newly-released 12-episode DVD series called “Beloved—Finding Happiness in Marriage,” staff from the institute worked with couples and experts to uncover the mystery and meaning of marriage—and how to make it last. “We’re looking at what… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass in Christ the King chapel at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary with deacons of the archdiocese to begin Deacon Convocation Day Feb. 28.

Deacons spend time with archbishop

At an annual all-day meeting with deacons of the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel Aquila highlighted the importance of their responsibilities during Mass. “It is my desire to see every one of you grow in your faith in Jesus Christ through your ministry of diakonia (service) in the Church,” the archbishop began his address at Deacon… Read more »

A new bill proposed by state legislators seeks to protect babies born alive after a failed abortion.

Lawmakers propose protection of babies after failed abortions

A new state bill proposes criminal charges on doctors if they fail to preserve the life of infants born after botched abortions. State Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs, is sponsoring the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act in hopes to protect newborns in Colorado, one of four states that performs late-term abortions. Testimony on House Bill 1112… 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 »

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 »

The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic School's will welcome new leadership of its diocesan schools after associate superintendent Sister Elizabeth Youngs, SCL, and superintendent Richard Thompson leave after this school year.

Schools bid farewell to superintendent, associate

The Archdiocese of Denver will bid farewell to some of its long-standing leaders in Catholic education and welcome new leaders to its Office of Catholic Schools this spring. Last week, the Diocese of Jefferson City, Mo., announced Denver’s Sister Elizabeth Youngs, SCL, would head its diocesan schools as superintendent starting in July. Sister Youngs will move on… Read more »

Student at St. Rose of Lima Academy enjoy iPads donated by the JDO Foundation Jan. 20.

Foundation donates iPads to Catholic schools

Hundreds of students now have a chance to enhance their Catholic education with the addition of an iPad. During the week of Jan. 19, the JDO Foundation, a Littleton based non-profit educational organization, visited three schools in the Archdiocese of Denver to provide 540 iPads: St. Rose of Lima Academy, Assumption School and Guardian Angels… Read more »

A map of Lebanon, Syria and surrounding areas where the terrorist group ISIS has been actively seizing villages and Christians.

Pray for Christians captured by extremists, leaders say

Christian leaders across the world encouraged prayer in response to reports that ISIS militants kidnapped dozens of Assyrian Christians after attacking and seizing two villages Feb 24. News agencies reported an international response to the kidnapping of an estimated 90 Christians in northeast Syria this week. Some leaders expressed growing fears for the captives taken by the… Read more »

Kevin Jones, reporter for the Catholic News Agency, spends time with refugees during a one-week reporting trip to Jordan and Lebanon. Jones wrote about the people he encountered and published stories to raise awareness on Flipboard.

No going home

One local Catholic journalist’s eye-opening trip to see the Syrian refugee crisis was more than a thrilling opportunity to report from the trenches. Reporter Kevin Jones of the Catholic News Agency said it was also a chance to raise awareness of a devout people torn by the brutality of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and… Read more »

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during a Wednesday general audience. The Pope thanked parents for asking him to bless their children, calling it “an almost divine gesture.”

God loves us as his children

At the most basic level, to be a son or a daughter is to experience what it is to be loved without merit, which is a dimension of love that “endlessly amazes us,” Pope Francis explained Feb. 11 in his most recent of a series of reflections on the family. In describing the “depth of… Read more »

Pope Francis to address U.S. Congress

VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – For the first time in United States history, a pontiff will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. In an announcement made today by Speaker of the House John Boehner, during his weekly press conference, Pope Francis will visit the Capitol on Sept. 24. According to Il Sismografo, Vatican spokesman… Read more »

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