Carmen Elena Villa

Columnist

Q&A: Bishop Jorge H. Rodríguez reflects on first year of his episcopate

Bishop Jorge Rodríguez spoke with Denver Catholic in Spanish about his first year as a bishop, the new tasks he’s taken on, and the reflections that have come to mind […]

The first martyrs of America

The recent canonization of Cristobal, Antonio, and Juan, officially declared the new saints as the first martyrs of the New World. The 12 and 13-year-old saints were murdered between the […]

Stanley Francis Rother, a shepherd who didn’t run

Father Stanley Francis Rother, an Oklahoma native, knew his life was in danger. Why? Because he was a missionary priest in Santiago de Atitlán, Guatemala, an area affected by the […]

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 […]

Cardinal O’Malley visits Denver’s Annunciation Parish

Even though the horizon looks bleak when it comes to immigration and end-of-life issues, there is hope, says the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley. The cardinal, who is […]

Archbishop to consecrate archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 13

“I want to announce that this coming Oct. 13, I will be consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima, entrusting to her Immaculate Heart the entire Archdiocese of Denver […]

The last testament of Benedict XVI

How does he spend his days in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery? What led him to make the difficult decision to renounce the pontificate? These and other questions are answered by […]

Endow Denver launches Hispanic division

The small signs of chivalry towards woman—opening the car door, giving up the seat on the bus—is part of a “silent recognition” of that greatness. This was said by auxiliary […]

The Hidden Figures of the Space Race

The great deeds and discoveries of humanity always have one or several protagonists, but also hundreds of people who act “behind the scenes” and whose names may never be recorded […]

perspective

An afternoon in Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a word that is often repeated at Christmas time. “And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David […]

Centro San Juan Diego honors 1st graduate of program with Mexican university

Three years ago, Monica Chavez didn’t even know how to turn on a computer. But this Dec. 6, she was the first student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree through […]

A piece of Venice in Denver

How did the Venetian painters of the 15th and 16th centuries influence the history of art? By simply observing the exhibition “The Glory of Venice” at the Denver Art Museum, […]