Roxanne King

Roxanne King

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St. Bernadette’s Parish provides ministries with big reach

St. Bernadette Parish, the pioneer Catholic church of Lakewood, outgrew its first worship space just 18 years after being founded in 1947. Today, the half-century-old church remains large enough but […]

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‘Sister-sister’ retires from senior home chaplaincy

After 21 years ensuring the spiritual needs of residents at the Gardens at St. Elizabeth in north Denver were met, Sister Jackie Leech, S.C., has retired. “It was time,” the […]

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch looks on as Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters before their meeting on Capitol Hill, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat that had left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch looks on as Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters before their meeting on Capitol Hill, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat that had left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court justice nominee a testament to Catholic education

The nomination of Coloradan Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court justice during Catholic Schools Week appears to affirm the celebration’s 2017 theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Gorsuch’s […]

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A new school, Hispanic outreach, affordable tuition plan underway in Catholic schools

A year ago, the archdiocese’s Catholic Schools Office released a vision statement listing characteristics that make a school “Catholic.” The document, “Worthy of the Name,” highlights goals related to mission, […]

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Annual Financial Report shows Denver Archdiocese is strong and moving forward

The Denver Catholic spoke with the Denver Archdiocese’s chief financial officer, Keith Parsons, about the 2016 Financial Report, which can be viewed here. The interview has been edited for space […]

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Lourdes water returns to Denver

After a five-year dry spell, water from the famed Lourdes shrine in France is back in Denver. People can begin getting it next month when the Lourdes Marian Center at […]

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TV Mass ministry marks 50 years

It’s the longest running local television program. The “Televised Mass for the Homebound” has been a ministry of the Denver Archdiocese since 1966 and marked its 50th anniversary this year. […]

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 25: Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates the Christmas midnight mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 25, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register) DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 25: Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates the Christmas midnight mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 25, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register)

Religious Sisters of Mercy to leave seminary, but not archdiocese

In 1998, four Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., arrived to Denver to help open and establish St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. Over the years the order’s presence in […]

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Denver faithful buy cows for struggling African diocese

Thanks to the support of local parishes through the Missionary Cooperative Plan, a diocese in Democratic Republic of Congo now has a starter herd of cattle, which means hope for […]

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Archbishop Aquila: Year of Mercy ends, but God’s grace continues

The Year of Mercy was a time of extraordinary grace, conversion and spiritual renewal that caught the hearts of the faithful. So said Archbishop Samuel Aquila at a midday Mass […]

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Remembering Denver’s patron of the poor, Father Woody

“His works continue. His love endures.” So reads the invitation to the memorial Mass and reception marking the 25th anniversary of the death of the famed Monsignor C.B. “Father Woody” […]

Father Luke Barder, O.P., speaks with a parishioner at St. Dominic's Oktoberfest 2015. (Photo by Bill Skowronski/Dominican Friars Central Province USA) Father Luke Barder, O.P., speaks with a parishioner at St. Dominic's Oktoberfest 2015. (Photo by Bill Skowronski/Dominican Friars Central Province USA)

St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest serves up faith with beer, food and fun

The original Oktoberfest was a party that—against tradition—was open to all, not just royalty, to celebrate the wedding of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. It was […]