Therese Bussen

Therese Bussen

Columnist

Love St. Thérèse? Here are 3 events for her feast around the Archdiocese

St. Thérèse of Lisieux is, according to Pope Pius X, “the greatest saint of modern times” — so much so that St. John Paul II declared her a Doctor of […]

Catholic high schools unite to provide hurricane relief

After Hurricane Harvey left the city of Houston in disaster and Hurricane Irma threatened south Florida, two Denver Catholic high schools came together at their rivalry football game Sept. 8 […]

St. John Vianney’s new seminary rector shares his hopes for this year and beyond

As the school year starts off, so does St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and this year, Father Daniel Leonard, former pastor of Christ the King Parish who has taught at […]

Here’s what 65 years of marriage looks like

While divorces are still very common and the average age of young people marrying is older every year (for men, it’s almost 30; for women it’s about 27), true love […]

Catholic-friendly films on Netflix: September

Much of the time spent on Netflix is in the search for something to watch, and the inventory is updated so frequently that it’s hard to keep track of recently […]

What is consecration and why do it?

On Oct. 13, the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila will consecrate the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of […]

St. Jude marks 50 years of vibrant community

As a young Lakewood parish in August 1967 without a church building, Father William “Bill” Sievers knew that he had to get creative with the young families in his care. […]

Q&A: Alejandro Bermudez to open St. John Paul II Lecture Series

The Catholic Church has always been universal, embracing the diversity of every land, race and culture as she has spread to the ends of the earth. In the U.S., the […]

perspective

7 ways to rise above the Hunger Games that is social media

The scenes at the Cornucopia in The Hunger Games, both in the books and films, are some of most intensely violent parts of the story, hard to read or watch. […]

How visiting prisoners can change your life (and theirs)

Sometimes people surprise us for the better. For Lorenzo Patelli, leader of one of the Communion and Liberation (CL) communities in Denver, and a man called “J,” a former inmate […]

From Boondock Saints to FOCUS missionary

Not even a gangster movie is out of the Holy Spirit’s limits to reach into a heart and stir conversion. That’s what happened to Joshua Ivie and his wife, Nikki, […]

Saint Gianna’s daughter to visit Denver for public event

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, canonized in 2004 by St. John Paul II, is heralded as a pro-life hero because she gave up her life for her unborn child — and […]