Larry Smith

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith is president and CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, which serves those with a need to receive and those with a need to give.

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Living out the Cabrini Option

There’s much current debate about “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in Post-Christian Nation,” the recent book by Rod Dreher about the need to create tight-knit faith communities. Here’s […]

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Helping others: The ride of your life

Near the beginning of a 464-mile bike tour, my right knee gave out. I pulled over to a Ride the Rockies aid station in a tiny town in Colorado and […]

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Adoration is like Christmas every day of the year

I had a conversation recently that went in a direction I didn’t expect. It was with a business executive who wasn’t Catholic and had little apparent interest in the Catholic […]

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Building a culture of life in Colorado

There’s no reason for a woman to have an abortion in Colorado, which has been legal for decades. And there’s no reason for anyone to take their own life through […]

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Riding to help those in need

Charity begins in the heart, with putting others before yourself. Our priests, nuns and religious live out that charity by devoting their lives to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ […]

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Prayer in the Square Needs You

The world can seem such a mess that we may wonder what we can do. We need to pray. We need to pray as individuals and as a Catholic community, […]

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Help the homeless during Ride the Rockies

For the fifth consecutive year, Team Samaritan House will be part of Ride the Rockies, which this year starts in Grand Junction on June 13 and ends June 20 in […]

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Stay tuned for more miracles

Since my arrival at Catholic Charities in April 2013, I’ve said that we serve two kinds of people: those with a need to give and those with a need to […]

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Saving one baby every week—and their families

You have been part of an amazing life-saving mission—and we have much more work to do. Lighthouse Women’s Center, located in Denver across the street from a massive Planned Parenthood […]

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A need to give, a need to receive

Our mission at Catholic Charities is to serve Jesus Christ by serving those with the greatest needs: our brothers and sisters who may be hungry, homeless and suffering. But it’s […]

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The most charitable act in the world

A man at Samaritan House said recently that the homeless shelter helped him find a job by providing “a place to sleep, a place to shower, a place to get […]

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Fight for life with Jason Jones Jan. 31

I’ve written previously about “The real war on women: a life of poverty.” Here’s the reality: “The culture asks women to contracept. Then, when they become pregnant, it asks them […]