Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Columnist

New president seeks to advance mission of Arrupe Jesuit HS to underserved families

The newly-elected president of Arrupe Jesuit High School, Michael J. O’Hagan, will seek to serve students and families in the Jesuit tradition of providing a well-rounded, Catholic formation. “My vision […]

Evangelizing one of the richest, most secular cities in the U.S.

Deep in the Rocky Mountains lies the city of Aspen, considered one of the most hedonistic and wealthy places in the U.S. Yet, within the skiing paradise, abides also a […]

St. Frances Cabrini’s unknown legacy, 100 years after her death

The State of Colorado has officially declared Dec. 22 “St. Frances Cabrini Day,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of her death. Though most Coloradans think of the Mother Cabrini Shrine in […]

Entering the Christmas liturgy through sacred images

For centuries, Christians have represented the deepest mysteries of the Christian faith in prayerful art, a practice meant to help the faithful participate more fully in the sacred liturgy. Although […]

Here’s what Christmas looks like in different cultures in America

The Christmas joy in the Catholic Church is indeed “Catholic.” Its universality becomes evident in the many ways believers from different countries celebrate the same feast. Such richness is alive […]

There is no higher knowledge than Jesus Christ, says Cardinal Stafford

“Gaudete” Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was a day to rejoice not only in the Savior to come, but also in Christ’s work in the life and […]

How St. John of the Cross can save your Advent season

Waiting is never easy. Time slows down and the mind tends to run uncontrollably. Yet, the Church teaches the art of waiting and uncovers its meaning and importance. Advent is […]

Q&A: Cardinal Stafford: “The Eucharist has been the center of my life”

On the dawn of his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination, Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, archbishop emeritus of Denver, reflects on the origins and fruits of his vocation. He will celebrate […]

The “O” Antiphons, a family-enriching tradition for Advent

As most people begin the Christmas celebrations after thanksgiving, Catholics are called to prepare for the coming of Jesus into their hearts and homes. The ancient monastic tradition of chanting […]

Q&A: Awakening Love, making a retreat amid daily tasks

Father Gregory Cleveland, author of Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs, belongs to the community of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and is the executive […]

When donating, be smart about it

It’s the end of the year and that means Thanksgiving, Christmas and year-end giving. Most annual donations occur in December –one-third to be exact – and 12 percent in the […]

Not your ‘this-could-be-for-anyone’ Christmas gift guide

With Christmas rapidly approaching, many of us run into the problem of finding great and unique gifts for our friends and relatives. For this reason, we have come up with […]