Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Columnist

St. Francis of Assisi’s mission alive in Denver parish

Ornate scagliola columns firmly outline the central nave of Annunciation Catholic Church as if St. Francis of Assisi upheld the Church himself. His life, deeds and words continue to inspire […]

The life of the Cistercian monks in the sacred valley of the Rockies

At 4:30 a.m. the first bell rings in St. Benedict’s Monastery, marking the first prayer of the day. The lonely valley, still dark, encounters its first light, that of God […]

Bishop Barron: How the Church can defeat relativism

Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, best known for his Word on Fire Ministry, spoke about the origins of relativism, the challenges it brings to evangelization and the different ways […]

Don’t miss the ‘agape’ in Lent this year

It’s estimated that the average American can save around $700 if they give up chocolate, fast food, alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes during Lent. In fact, many Catholics don’t only think […]

Pope Francis wants you and your family in Ireland

Beauty, faith, joy, culture and Jesus will all be present at the World Meeting of Families this Aug. 18-27 in Dublin, Ireland – and Pope Francis wants you to be […]

The problem with undocumented immigrants, Colorado driver’s licenses

Affected undocumented immigrants and Auxiliary Bishop of Denver Jorge Rodriguez brought awareness to the effects of the oversights present in the SB-251 and the moral obligation to seek its improvement, […]

Q&A: We want to build missionary disciples, says new superintendent Elías Moo

Elías J. Moo, principal of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, reflected on his life, career and mission after being named Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Denver. […]

New president 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 […]