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What saints teach us about living Advent

“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come,” Jesus counsels us in the Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Advent. Throughout this […]

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Books for Christmas

Take a stand against the electrification of reading and consider the following, in properly bound form, as gifts for those on your Christmas – not “Holiday” – list: Exodus, by […]

Denver, Colorado January 16, 2016: March For Life Mass and Rally - (Cathedral Basilica)  Celebrated by Archbishop Samuel J Aquila.  Photo by Andrew Wright/Denver Catholic Denver, Colorado January 16, 2016: March For Life Mass and Rally - (Cathedral Basilica)  Celebrated by Archbishop Samuel J Aquila.  Photo by Andrew Wright/Denver Catholic

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Building a culture of life in Colorado

There’s no reason for a woman to have an abortion in Colorado, which has been legal for decades. And there’s no reason for anyone to take their own life through […]

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A (liturgical) new year’s resolution

If the civil new year is an occasion to resolve to Do Better in the future, the liturgical new year, the real new year that begins at First Vespers on […]

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 7: Ordination of Joseph LaJoie at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 7, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register) DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 7: Ordination of Joseph LaJoie at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on December 7, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/Denver Catholic Register)

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Embrace the waiting this Advent

Brianna Heldt is a Catholic writer, speaker and podcaster. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications. Five years ago, one of my daughters desperately needed open heart […]

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On our need for the real Thomas More

Next month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the film, A Man for All Seasons. And if it’s impossible to imagine such a picture on such a theme winning Oscars today, […]

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Gloucester fisherman, American veteran, Polish benefactor

Photo by Robert Breuer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Two weeks before Veterans Day, 88-year old World War II vet Curtis Dagley of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was decorated by […]

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100 years later, Fatima message rings true

On May 13, 1917, three children named Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta were grazing their family’s flock of sheep when the Virgin Mary appeared to them atop a small oak tree. […]

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Catholicism embodied: “The Pivotal Players”

Looking for some uplift after this tawdry election cycle? Some inspiration for tackling what lies ahead? A good way to enrich Advent? Examples of sanctity to help you be the […]

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What if Proposition 106 were written better?

This perspective was written by Peter Srsich, a seminarian currently studying at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. Much of the debate around Proposition 106 is about how the bill itself […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Cardinal Timothy Dolan sits between, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attend the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York  Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Cardinal Timothy Dolan sits between, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attend the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of New York  Al Smith, has been attended by presidential candidates since 1960 and gives the candidates an opportunity to poke fun at themselves and each other.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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The end of an era, the interment of an event

Alfred Emmanuel Smith (1873-1944) served as Governor of New York for four terms and earned the gratitude of all civilized people by opposing Prohibition when that disastrous experiment in social […]

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Know the cracks in the foundation

Every year we observe October as Respect Life Month, with the goal of spreading awareness of the importance of protecting life at every stage and rededicating ourselves to the cause. […]