Healing hatred and anger after Charlottesville

Archbishop Aquila

The confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nationwide reaction to it are clear signs of the tensions simmering just below the surface of our society. But we know as people […]

For Christ alone: Andrea Polito added to the Order of Virgins

It was April 6, 2012—Good Friday—and 26-year-old Andrea Polito was doing what many Catholics do on that sacred day: She was praying at the foot of the cross. The pediatric […]

Saint Gianna’s daughter to visit Denver for public event

Therese Bussen

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, canonized in 2004 by St. John Paul II, is heralded as a pro-life hero because she gave up her life for her unborn child — and […]

Lessons from Charlie Gard

Archbishop Aquila

After living one week short of a year, Baby Charlie Gard passed on to eternal life on July 28th. His brief life and the court battle over his treatment should […]


What’s with the buzz about The Benedict Option?

Jared Staudt

It’s hard to recall another Christian book that has garnered so much attention in the media and has generated such vigorous discussion among pundits as Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: […]

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From Boondock Saints to FOCUS missionary

Not even a gangster movie is out of the Holy Spirit’s limits to reach into a heart and stir conversion. That’s what happened to Joshua Ivie and his wife, Nikki, […]


Motown and the turbocharged Church

Detroit hasn’t gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it’s struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But […]


Living out the Cabrini Option

There’s much current debate about “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation,” the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here’s […]


Genetic editing: Stranger than fiction

We’ve all heard the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction, right? Well, the truth is also apparently becoming even stranger–as evidenced by the recent news that, for the […]


Ecumenism, influence-envy, etc.

Defending the indefensible is never pretty. Or so we’re reminded by recent attempts from the portside of the Catholic commentariat to defend the madcap analysis of America’s alleged “ecumenism of […]


Questions of competence

It’s a safe bet that 99.95% of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics have never heard of La Civiltà Cattolica [Catholic Civilization], a journal founded in 1850 by the Jesuits of […]

Frassati Sports camp: Training for Heaven

“We must remember we are training for Heaven!” the kids at Frassati Sports Camp shout before charging into the day’s first session. The summer sports camp is part of Frassati […]

Treating Eucharist like fast food? This book can help

Denver native Francis J. Pierson, 65, is an author, blogger, composer and former cartographer whose previous books explored Colorado’s mining history and Denver’s architecture. His newest book, Word Without End: […]

Denver catechists needing a recharge? Look no further.

Catechists have a unique call to communicate the beauty of Christ and his Church to students, and in order to do so, must have encountered God in their own relationship […]

Celiac or Gluten-free? Common FAQ’s for Communion

With news circulating earlier this month that people with celiac disease were banned from receiving Communion, it led to a lot of confusion. Here’s a quick list of FAQ’s to […]

Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How one same-sex attracted man discovered true joy

The world we live in is a confusing place, especially when it comes to matters of sexuality. The sexual revolution that began in the 1960s has been fully realized in […]

Women’s health and a deeper faith: The benefits of NFP

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an integral part of family life for many Catholics, helping them achieve, avoid or space pregnancies. But the benefits of NFP don’t just apply to […]