Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson

Director of Communications

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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 […]

Catholic schools’ superintendent to retire

Superintendent Richard Thompson, 73, will retire in January, after 14 years serving the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic schools. In a letter sent to the principals of the Catholic schools last […]

Beauprez recounts private conversation with Archbishop Chaput

At Thursday night’s debate in Fort Collins, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez spoke about a private conversation he had with Archbishop Charles Chaput on the death penalty. The comment came in […]

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OPINION: Google implements anti-porn policy

In July, Google announced that it would no longer accept advertisements on its site that promote “graphic depictions of sexual acts,” or that link to porn sites. A few months earlier, in March, Google also implemented a […]

Deacons called by God to serve

The “unique vocation” of the deacon is his “treasure,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila told a group of six Spanish-speaking deacon candidates moments before their ordination Aug. 23 at the Cathedral Basilica […]

Ready for the Denver Catholic Schools Ice Bucket Challenge?

Denver Catholic schools will begin a new academic year Monday, and ice cubes will be involved. On Friday, Superintendent Richard Thompson launched the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Ice Bucket […]

Prayers answered

Colorado’s three Catholic bishops are unanimously praising the “historic religious liberty decision” of the U.S. Supreme Court that allows for-profit businesses to exercise their religious beliefs and not comply with […]

‘You were not chosen for small things’

The path to discerning one’s vocation is not the comfortable path, and can sometimes mean going against the tide, said Pope Francis. In his letter for the World Day of […]

Truth of marriage never changes

By Karna Swanson As the Church prepares for October’s synod on the pastoral challenges of the family, Archbishop Samuel Aquila is urging his brother bishops to proclaim the joy of […]

Heroic Polish martyr to be profiled on Colorado Public Television

The story of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, the courageous chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland in the early 1980’s, will air this Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. on Colorado […]

You responded, made a difference

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila gave credit for the pro-life victory in Colorado tonight to the people of Colorado “who listened to God’s call” and voiced their opposition to the abortion […]

Archbishop urges prayer, action in face of SB175

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is inviting all Coloradans of goodwill to spend 10 minutes in prayer over the weekend, and to take action against a proposed bill that would enshrine […]