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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, […]

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Mountain Madness mania

Middle schoolers from all around the archdiocese gathered at YMCA of the Rockies last weekend for the annual youth retreat, Mountain Madness. It got a little crazy at times — […]

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Encounter God’s Word in the desert

We are about to begin Lent, the solemn season in which the Church unites herself to what the Catechism calls “the mystery of Jesus in the desert” (#540). As we […]

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A modest defense of the “liberal world order”

Some preliminaries: I quite agree that the United Nations is a sad, and sometimes malicious, joke. I understand that some people have been the victims of a globalized world economy […]

St. Bernadette’s Parish provides ministries with big reach

St. Bernadette Parish, the pioneer Catholic church of Lakewood, outgrew its first worship space just 18 years after being founded in 1947. Today, the half-century-old church remains large enough but […]

Statement on false claim regarding Charlie Johnston’s messages

Mrs. Beckie Hesse, using the online profile “Beckita,” stated in a Feb. 7, 2017 blog post titled “The RESCUE Has Begun” that the messages of the alleged visionary Mr. Charlie […]

The last testament of Benedict XVI

How does he spend his days in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery? What led him to make the difficult decision to renounce the pontificate? These and other questions are answered by […]

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Paul, Apollos, and Cephas, all over again

In April 2016, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, issued a pastoral letter on the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on marriage) and re-affirmed the Church’s long-settled […]

Endow Denver launches Hispanic division

The small signs of chivalry towards woman—opening the car door, giving up the seat on the bus—is part of a “silent recognition” of that greatness. This was said by auxiliary […]