Carmen Elena Villa

Columnist

Newly canonized saints reflect holiness in daily life

Along with José de Jesús Sánchez del Río, Pope Francis canonized another six saints of four nationalities on Sunday, Oct. 16. Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) She was born Elisabeth Catez in […]

St. José Sánchez del Río: The boy who died for love of Christ the King

José de Jesús Sánchez del Río went to visit the tomb of a Cristero martyr in 1927, and asked God to let him also die in defense of the Catholic […]

Q&A: Woman is more than what she does

Annie Oakley told Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, “anything you can do, I can do better.” According to Pia de Solenni, however, what women can “do” isn’t the […]

“A priest is nothing without his people”

“We used to play Mass as children,” Beatriz de los Santos remembers of her brother, Jorge. Even when he was only six years old, she recalls, he “knew the Mass […]

Thirteen couples confess their love before God

A special celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony was held Aug. 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, in a ceremony presided by Archbishop Samuel J. […]

Religious leaders unite in defense of persecuted Christians

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, accompanied by his predecessor, Cardinal James Francis Stafford, joined with Orthodox leaders of Denver earlier this month to jointly condemn the violence of Islamic State and […]

“Today I must stay at your house”

On July 9, Deacon Guillermo Bustillos was ordained as a priest by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila in Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart) Cathedral in his native town of Chetumal in Quintana […]