Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

Faithful urged to pray for immigrants on feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to dedicate Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to prayer for the plight of immigrants and refugees, according […]

Everybody loves a great book

Whether you’re an avid reader, or not, everyone likes owning great books. So why not consider giving some great Catholic books to friends and family this year? Here are a […]

Give gifts worthy of a King

Be honest, your heart sinks a little at the approach of Christmas. The First Sunday of Advent draws near, and what looms large before us are long to-do lists, multiple trips […]

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Q&A: “Mother was very loving, and very firm”

The entire world will celebrate Sept. 4, the day of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. But for the over 5,000 members of the Missionaries of Charity, the daughters […]

Introducing Marisol Health

When a woman finds herself in a crisis pregnancy, she needs more than a free test and a referral; she needs a connection to a wide network of support that […]

Missionaries of Charity to host Mother Teresa canonization events

Millions are expected to converge in Rome Sept. 4 for the canonization Mass of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who will be proclaimed a saint by the Catholic Church only 19 […]

French bishops call for day of prayer, fasting July 29

French priest Father Jacques Hamel, 84, was brutally murdered July 26 while celebrating Mass at his parish in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray. The bishops of France have called for a national day or […]

Security is ‘tight’ at World Youth Day

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver sent word back to his staff this week that “security is tight” at the World Youth day events in Krakow, Poland, which culminate Sunday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]