Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]