Can this broken family heal? Archbishop Aquila to attend 500th commemoration of Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; a time for Catholics to remember the event that splintered Christendom into thousands of denominations and a time to work toward […]

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Healing the Reformation’s wounds

Five-hundred years have passed since the Reformation rippled through the Church, causing painful division and spurring changes. Sadly, even more divisions have occurred in that period. But the ecclesial and […]

More contraception? At what cost?

Access to birth control is about to get a whole lot easier for Colorado at the peril of women’s health, according to Catholic healthcare specialists. After a bipartisan bill passed […]

24 hours for the Lord returns to the Cathedral

Continuing the tradition started last year during the Year of Mercy, the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will once again open its doors for 24 hours to those seeking […]

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A Lent to remember

  The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m., hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets, dodging drivers for whom traffic laws were […]

Tales from the road: Winter Pilgrim checks in from Japan

Ann Sieben, better known around these parts as the Winter Pilgrim, is currently on a pilgrimage through snowy Japan beginning and ending in Nagasaki, and she provided an update from […]

New seminary rector named

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has named Father Daniel Leonard, current pastor of Christ the King Parish in Denver, as the new rector of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. […]

The book mainstream media won’t talk about or want you to read

With 40 Days for Life starting March 1, it’s important to remember why we pray to end abortion. Here’s a little reminder, courtesy of a recently published book on the […]

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Here’s an idea, give up busyness for Lent

Remember downtime? It was that thing we did before cellphones. We’d be waiting for a doctor’s appointment or for a bus, and we’d just sit there, idle. I was waiting […]

Dating Detox: Not your typical chastity book

“Lord give me chastity, but not yet” is one of the most relatable quotes from a saint (this one from St. Augustine of Hippo) for those of us struggling to […]

The art of ash making

Making ashes isn’t as easy you might think. “There is quite an art to it,” according to Mike Gerken, who co-owns Gerken’s Religious Supplies with his brother. “To get the […]

Why is Ash Wednesday “cool”?

We’ve all seen it; someone walks into a restaurant, or a bank, or the grocery store with a smudge of ashes in the shape of a cross on his forehead, […]