Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An insider’s perspective on Planned Parenthood videos

Dr. John Bruchalski speaks all over the country on his conversion from abortionist to founder of a large pro-life medical clinic in northern Virginia, but when he comes to Denver […]

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There are no perfect families, just pilgrim families

In October, the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on “Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World” will wrap up a trilogy of major Vatican-sponsored meetings in […]

Six Days with Francis

Be sure to follow Denver Catholic on facebook and twitter for the latest updates from our Denver pilgrims! With nearly 8,000 journalists credentialed to follow Pope Francis during his six-day, […]

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VIDEO: Good Shepherd pays tribute to priest who loved life

As Father Benjamin Reese was suffering the last stages of ALS at a care center in St. Louis, Missouri, the children, teachers and pastor of Good Shepherd School gathered on […]