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Karna Swanson

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DENVER, CO - MAY 16: The Rev. William Clemence
(L) lays hands on the Rev. Franklin Anastacio Sequeira Treminio (R) during a priest ordination for the Archdiocese of Denver at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register) DENVER, CO - MAY 16: The Rev. William Clemence
(L) lays hands on the Rev. Franklin Anastacio Sequeira Treminio (R) during a priest ordination for the Archdiocese of Denver at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on May 16, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register)

Celibacy: a blessing, not a burden

Upon ordination, priests accept to live the practice of priestly celibacy, which author Father Gary Selin calls “a blessing bestowed upon the Church as whole, rather than a burden or […]

CENTENNIAL, CO - APRIL 7: Augustine Institute commencement on May 7, 2016, in Centennial, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for the Augustine Institute) CENTENNIAL, CO - APRIL 7: Augustine Institute commencement on May 7, 2016, in Centennial, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/for the Augustine Institute)

Accreditation affirms school’s excellence

This Spring the Augustine Institute passed a major milestone when the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools granted full accreditation to the Institute’s Graduate School. “This is […]

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From mountains to desert: Father John Riley bids farewell

Photo by Abby Dellasega. There were tears last week as friends and students of beloved Augustine Institute chaplain, Father John Riley, bid their farewells to the one-of-a-kind confessor and spiritual […]

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015: Pope Francis arrives at Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate the concluding Mass for the World Meeting of Families. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015: Pope Francis arrives at Benjamin Franklin Parkway to celebrate the concluding Mass for the World Meeting of Families.

Need help reading ‘Amoris Laetitia’?

Denver Catholic syndicated columnist George Weigel is placing Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) at the top of the list of longest papal documents in history, “by a good 10 […]

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Father “Bill” Carmody known for being tireless life warrior

Father Lawrence W. “Bill” Carmody, the second priest to be ordained for the Diocese of Colorado Springs and one of its most beloved pastors, died Feb. 23 at age 58. […]

Nearly 50 pilgrims adorned the simple tombstone of Julia Greeley with red roses, a Franciscan cross and a rosary during the Julia Greeley bus tour Feb. 21, organized by Capuchin Father Blaine Burkey. Nearly 50 pilgrims adorned the simple tombstone of Julia Greeley with red roses, a Franciscan cross and a rosary during the Julia Greeley bus tour Feb. 21, organized by Capuchin Father Blaine Burkey.

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Julia Greeley tour reconnects old family friend

A faith-filled group of pilgrims followed in the footsteps of Denver’s “Angel of Charity” Julia Greeley last weekend, but for one participant, the pilgrimage was an opportunity to learn more […]

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Four meditations for Christmas using great works of art

For a Catholic, our faith is not about a book, but about the Word, and at Christmas we celebrate the moment when the “Word became flesh” (John 1:14). The most […]

St. Sharbel is known for working miracles both during his life and after his death. St. Sharbel is known for working miracles both during his life and after his death.

St. Sharbel visits Denver as Year of Mercy begins

As Pope Francis opened the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy this week, which he hopes will be “a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective,” St. […]

ENGLEWOOD, CO, DECEMBER 3, 2015: Students study in class at St. Louis School. Father Robert Reycraft, pastor of St. Louis Catholic Parish in Englewood, announced the decision to close St. Louis School at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. ENGLEWOOD, CO, DECEMBER 3, 2015: Students study in class at St. Louis School. Father Robert Reycraft, pastor of St. Louis Catholic Parish in Englewood, announced the decision to close St. Louis School at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

St. Louis School in Englewood to close

At Masses this weekend Father Robert Reycraft, pastor of St. Louis Catholic Parish in Englewood, will announce the decision to close St. Louis School at the end of the 2015-2016 […]

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“Spotlight” FAQs

The movie “Spotlight,” set for wide release Nov. 20, tells the story of how a team of Boston Globe journalists broke the story of mishandled allegations of sexual abuse by […]

Micheal Keaton and Mark Ruffalo play Spotlight chief Walter (Robby) Robinson, and reporter Mike Rezendes, respectively, in "Spotlight." The movie based on the investigative reporting of the Boston Globe into the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations in the Archdiocese of Boston is set to open Nov. 20. Micheal Keaton and Mark Ruffalo play Spotlight chief Walter (Robby) Robinson, and reporter Mike Rezendes, respectively, in "Spotlight." The movie based on the investigative reporting of the Boston Globe into the mishandling of sexual abuse allegations in the Archdiocese of Boston is set to open Nov. 20.

The story “Spotlight” doesn’t tell

It was late fall 2001, the news coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was slowing down, and a half-dozen investigative journalists were huddling in a Boston newsroom. They were sitting […]

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Catholic schools look to the future

Nearly 200 teachers, principals, pastors and archdiocesan leaders gathered with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at the Radisson Denver Southeast Oct. 5-6 for a two-day symposium to discuss the challenges currently […]