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From the deathbed backwards

Mary Beth Bonacci is a syndicated columnist based in Denver and the author of We’re On a Mission From God and Real Love. In 1999, I was awarded an honorary Ph.D […]

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A letter from purgatory

Mary Beth Bonacci is a syndicated columnist based in Denver and the author of We’re On a Mission From God and True Love. A gentleman named Harmon Hallett, the father […]

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Scorsese’s Silence and the seaside martyrs

I have long been an ardent fan of Martin Scorsese’s films. Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Last Waltz, Casino, etc. are among the […]

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A few tips on managing your digital archives

According to a study done in 2015, 68 percent of Americans have a smartphone. If you count yourself among this number, there’s a very good chance you have some pictures […]

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Lessons from an era of confusion

In the introduction to Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus: The American College in Rome, 1955-1979, Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni warns readers that his book will be most easily understood by […]

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New Year’s wishes for some Catholic brethren

2017 promises to be a challenging year for the Catholic Church. Thus some new year’s wishes: I wish Catholic progressives a calmer 2017 than they managed in 2016. The last […]

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 27: Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila holds the hands of Joseph Grady during his ordination to the diaconate at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 27, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic) DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 27: Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila holds the hands of Joseph Grady during his ordination to the diaconate at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 27, 2016, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic)

“You are called to be slaves for the people of God,” Archbishop tells newly ordained men

On Dec. 27, the Feast of St. John the Apostle, two men were ordained for the Archdiocese of Denver – one to the priesthood and one to the transitional diaconate. […]

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From Naval officer to Benedictine nun

The paths God leads his people on often take unexpected turns; for Sister Elizabeth Baumgartner, however, she never could have imagined going from active duty to a life of prayer. […]

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Q&A: Confessions of a Catholic revert

We all know a few Catholic converts, but Catholic reverts, those who have left the faith and come back, are fewer and far between. Dr. Francis Beckwith has quite the […]

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Masses for skiers, boarders and mountain travelers

While it is encouraged that the faithful attend the parish within the boundaries where they reside, we active Coloradans often enjoy traveling to the mountains and out-of-state during the weekends and therefore […]

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A “merciless assault on human dignity”

The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as “just a simple country cardinal.” In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the […]

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A year of mercy, a year of grace

As soon as it seemed to have begun, 2016 is coming to a close. Though the consensus from the general population at large is decrying 2016 as the “worst year […]