Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

‘He comes as the Vicar of Christ’

How does one go about greeting the Vicar of Christ? This is the question Catholics in the United States are asking as we prepare for the upcoming visit of Pope […]

VIDEO: Add storytelling to your evangelization toolbox

Catholics looking for new ways to evangelize might want to reconsider an old method used and sanctified by God himself—story and lyric. This was the message of prolific Catholic writer […]

Planned Parenthood videos spark prayerful protest

Pro-life supporters around the country are responding to the series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s inhumane practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs by getting down on their knees. […]

From the Denver Catholic: Will you partner with us to reach a new generation?

Are you one of the 80 percent of Americans who check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up? Do you, on average, check your phone about 110 times a […]

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‘Amazing’ parishes pray hard, work smart

After attending the Amazing Parish Conference in Denver last spring, Chris Arth is looking forward to praying more and doing less in his parish this year. “The Amazing Parish Conference […]

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Will you partner with us to reach a new generation?

Are you one of the 80 percent of Americans who check their phones within 15 minutes of waking up? Do you, on average, check your phone about 110 times a […]

An unlikely patron of ecology

St. Thérèse of Lisieux has a penchant for showing up in unexpected places. In 1927, the Carmelite nun who never lived outside her native France, and entered a cloister at […]

Four simple themes of Laudato Si’

Much will be written in the coming days, weeks and years about the second encyclical of Pope Francis, titled Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home. The lengthy […]

Saints Among Us

Amid the many theological and pastoral reasons for lowering the age of confirmation and restoring it to its original place before first Eucharist, none ranks higher for Archbishop Samuel J. […]

Want to help Mideast Christians?

Christians in the western world sat helpless as they watched 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Their blood confesses Christ,” Pope Francis said […]

Archbishop Aquila remembers Cardinal George as a ‘true shepherd’

Archbishop Samuel Aquila remembers Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago who lost a years-long battle with cancer April 17, as “a true shepherd and faithful son of the […]

Need a Mercy Year?

During a penance service March 13 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary jubilee “that is to have the mercy of God at its center.” The mercy […]