Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

Denver bishops: mass shootings a “cancer” on society

The bishops of the Archdiocese of Denver are calling the rash of mass shootings that have taken place in the United States in recent years a “cancer” on society. En […]

Douglas County elections heat up over school choice

Few issues worry parents more than the quality of education available to their children, which is why school choice is a hot-button, emotional issue for many voters. This fall, the […]

Archdiocese unified in consecration to Immaculate Heart

The air of the Archdiocese of Denver will be thick with prayer this Friday, Oct. 13, at 8:45 p.m. That is when Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will lead thousands of […]

Archbishop welcomes change to “burdensome” HHS mandate

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver called the new exemptions announced by the Trump administration Friday to the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate “welcome news.” “The HHS Mandate has […]

Lessons in Hope: the final panel of the ‘John Paul II Triptych’

A triptych is a picture, or more commonly an altarpiece, that appears on three panels, though meant to be understood as a single composition. The term can also be applied […]

Getting to know Mary, Our Mother

Leading up to the Oct. 13 consecration of the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the archdiocese will release a series of five videos called Marian Moments, […]

Is your cross getting a little heavy?

There is no aspect of the Christian life more difficult to understand (and to accept lovingly and with joy) than the role of the cross in our salvation. On Sept. […]

Archdiocese of Denver bishops lend support to DACA

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and Auxiliary Bishop Jorge H. Rodriguez released a statement Friday urging the Catholics of northern Colorado to support through action and prayer the Deferred Action for […]

The event of Christianity, a thing of beauty

When Christianity is reduced to a mere set of precepts or dogmas, living out one’s faith could be perceived as a burden, and the faith could seem to be something […]

Archbishop to deacons: Make your marriages ‘stand out’

“It’s essential that your marriages stand out,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told nine men who were ordained to the permanent diaconate June 17 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate […]

Father Traynor grateful for opportunity to serve as seminary rector

Father Scott Traynor, rector of the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary from 2013 through May 2017, describes his four-year term as rector of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary as “a […]

Francisco and Jacinta Marto: Great saints who changed history

One hundred years ago this month, as the world sank deeper into the world war that would leave the continent devastated and millions dead, three shepherd children from the small, […]