Official Appointments: April 5, 2017

The Archdiocese of Denver has announced new appointments for priests. Pastors/Administrators Reverend James Baird, appointed Pastor, St. Martin de Porres Parish, Boulder, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year […]

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With weeks to go, Catholics rethink Lenten sacrifice

Several Catholics across northern Colorado may have bit off more than they could chew this Lent, as pastors are widely reporting that their parishioners might not make it to Easter […]

So-called sanctuary is not the solution, says bishop

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo., that the Catholic Church would deny sanctuary to an individual […]

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Be an (April) fool for Christ

The Denver Catholic would like to announce it will not be partaking in April Fool’s Day. In other news, the Pope has decreed Denver Catholic the greatest Catholic publication in […]

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Waugh’s Helena, Father General, and the reality of revelation

Evelyn Waugh’s slim and critically unappreciated novel, Helena, was something of a literary experiment for a modern master of English literature. The eponymous heroine, mother of the Emperor Constantine, talks […]

Q&A: Christopher West reflects on the Passion ‘like you’ve never heard before’

Christopher West has never been one to play it safe. His talks on Pope St. John Paul II’s revered Theology of the Body go against basically every modern-day notion of […]

Sensitive locations, not ‘sanctuary’

With the election of President Donald Trump, many immigrants are uncertain of their future in America. The situation has ignited a national conversation about immigrants and their legal status. The […]

What does “bearing witness” to our culture look like?

Bearing witness to our culture hangs on this deeply personal question: “Are we convinced that what has been given to us will satisfy the human heart?” It’s a question that […]

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Lenten lessons from the silent saint

He was a man of silence and action. As we continue to walk through Lent, St. Joseph, the man who is revered as patron of the universal Church, and “the […]

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On “owning” the Church

The question of “who owns the Church” has had a stormy history in Catholic America, although the terms of reference have changed considerably over time. In the 19th century, “lay […]

Lutherans and Catholics mark growing unity with historic prayer service

The service of common prayer that gathered two bishops, some 50 clergy and more than 400 Lutheran and Catholic laity at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village March 19 […]