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Christian persecution challenges and strengthens

We live in a time of heroic witnesses who are giving their lives or suffering for the faith, but few people know it. As Pope Francis recently said, “the martyrs […]

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Synod-talk, again

On January 13 the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published a “preparatory document” for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. The document begins well […]

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New presidents for two of Denver’s Catholic schools

Bill Barrett, new president of St. Mary’s Academy (left), and Paul Dull, new president of Escuela de Guadalupe. After conducting national searches, two of Denver’s Catholic schools have announced the […]

KILIS, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 08: A young girl is seen waiting in line to pass through a border gate as a small number of Syrian refugees were allowed to return to Syria at the closed Turkish border gate on February 8, 2016 in Kilis, Turkey. According to Turkish officials some 35,000 Syrian refugees have massed on the Syrian/Turkish border after fleeing Russian airstrikes and a regime offensive surrounding the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would open it's doors' if necessary'  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) KILIS, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 08: A young girl is seen waiting in line to pass through a border gate as a small number of Syrian refugees were allowed to return to Syria at the closed Turkish border gate on February 8, 2016 in Kilis, Turkey. According to Turkish officials some 35,000 Syrian refugees have massed on the Syrian/Turkish border after fleeing Russian airstrikes and a regime offensive surrounding the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would open it's doors' if necessary'  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Colorado’s current, former bishops respond to executive order on refugees

The current bishops of Colorado, as well as three of Denver’s former bishops — Archbishops Charles J. Chaput, José H. Gomez and Bishop James D. Conley — have responded to […]

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A papal tutor of heroic virtue

On January 20, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees acknowledging the “heroic virtues” of six men and one woman: two diocesan priests, three […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How a bill becomes a law

The political process is very complex and has many different facets to it. With the Colorado legislative session opening Jan. 11, a variety of bills will be introduced in the […]

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Q&A: The most important legislative issues Colorado Catholics should keep an eye on this year

While political involvement on a national level gets more attention, it’s important to be aware of how the Catholic community can get involved on a state level with this year’s […]

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Catholic health networks opt-out of physician-assisted suicide law

Local Catholic hospitals are exercising their right to opt-out of participating in the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act—known during the election cycle as Proposition 106—which legalizes physician-assisted suicide in Colorado. The […]

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The good guys do exist: Catholic senators serving our state

The good guys don’t make the headlines very often. So here’s a friendly reminder that, in the political world, they do still exist. Senators Kevin Priola and Jack Tate are […]

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During Catholic Schools Week, gratitude for ACE program in Denver

During Catholic Schools Week, we are grateful the many wonderful teachers teaching in the Catholics schools here in Denver, and especially those who were placed here by the ACE program. […]

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2017 a ‘great’ year to celebrate Catholic Schools

Superintendent Kevin Kijewski can’t wait for Catholic Schools Week this year. “This is going to be a great year for Catholic schools,” he said. “We did a lot of foundation […]

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Rogue One’s Chirrut and Baze are not a couple

Father Ryan O’Neill is the vocations director for the Archdiocese of Denver. I think sexuality is very important, but when the world I live in constantly tells me that all […]