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Everyone deserves a chance to compete in the job market

Jenny Kraska is the executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference. In 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that “we are still a long way from the time when our […]

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Navigating the troubled waters of relativism

David Uebbing serves as the Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Denver. American society is experiencing profound cultural shifts, creating times of great uncertainty, especially for Christians and Catholics. In “Strangers […]

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What is truth?

As we approach Holy Week, I am returning to a meditation I have been making in my heart on Jesus’ statement to Pilate, “I came into the world to testify […]

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A bishop of consequence

When I first met Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., more than twenty years ago, I was struck by his boyish demeanor, his exquisite courtesy, and his rock-solid faith. Then the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Here’s what’s actually in “Beauty and the Beast.”

Well, that was exhausting. After all the media hype surrounding the “exclusively gay moment” in Disney’s latest live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” it turns out that the hype […]

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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ and becoming God

Father Ryan O’Neill is the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Denver. When I forget that God’s dream for my life is deification—to share in his divinity—my Christian life […]

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Persuasive disciples, not anarchic disrupters

We are living through a dangerous moment in our national life, of an intensity and potential for destruction unseen since 1968. Then, a teenager, I watched U.S. Army tanks patrol […]

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Oh, the gift of life-giving love

Following God’s design for how he created us as male and female brings great peace, harmony and unity to marriage, family and our world. I can remember vividly feeling as […]