Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

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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. […]

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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 […]

Francis Cardinal George gives the opening address at the Institute for Priestly Formation Symposium at St. John Vianney on February 19, 2015. Francis Cardinal George gives the opening address at the Institute for Priestly Formation Symposium at St. John Vianney on February 19, 2015.

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 […]

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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 […]

Some 70 members of Communion and Liberation marked the 60th anniversary of the movement with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila on March 6, 2015. Some 70 members of Communion and Liberation marked the 60th anniversary of the movement with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila on March 6, 2015.

Communion and Liberation marks 60 years with local, universal shepherds

Members of the Communion and Liberation movement gathered both here in Denver and in Rome with their Shepherd to mark the 60th anniversary of the movement’s founding, and the 10th […]

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Throuples that are monogamish

If marriage were to be redefined, what could really go wrong? A lot, warns Ryan T. Anderson, who researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. […]

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No longer servants, but friends of Christ

A priest’s relationship of friendship with Christ is at the foundation of his identity and mission, and so it is on that foundation of a relationship with Christ that the […]

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during a Wednesday general audience. The Pope thanked parents for asking him to bless their children, calling it “an almost divine gesture.” Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during a Wednesday general audience. The Pope thanked parents for asking him to bless their children, calling it “an almost divine gesture.”

God loves us as his children

At the most basic level, to be a son or a daughter is to experience what it is to be loved without merit, which is a dimension of love that […]

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So, a FOCUS missionary stepped onto a college campus

Have you ever walked in late to a movie, after key elements of the plot have already been revealed, and you find after a few minutes that your head is […]

Father Andre Mahanna preaches at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Lakewood. Father Andre Mahanna preaches at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Lakewood.

Faith is making a comeback in politics, pastor says

A spirit of faith is making a return to the political scene, according to Father Andre Y-Sebastian Mahanna, pastor of St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Lakewood. The pastor spoke […]

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Dying is terrifying, which is why we need courage

Before 29-year-old Brittany Maynard took her own life Nov. 1, choosing to avoid the pain and suffering caused by an aggressive and large brain tumor, she left the world with […]

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Catholic schools are Christ-centered, not test-centered

Archdiocese of Denver schools aren’t “test-centered factories,” but rather Christ-centered communities that seek the “formation of the whole child,” concluded Superintendent Richard Thompson at the end of a week-long on-site […]