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Giving thanks for God’s 2019 graces

Archbishop Aquila

Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, is quickly approaching. And while it is usually celebrated in non-religious ways, there is a truth present at its heart that Father Jacques Philippe calls […]

Joyful Expectation: In Advent, be intentional about waiting

Aaron Lambert

It’s been said in recent years that roughly 60 percent of news readers only read headlines. That means that for every four of you reading this, six others glanced at […]

The 2019 Denver Catholic Christmas Gift Guide

Denver Catholic Staff

It’s that time of year already! Without further ado, here is the official Denver Catholic Christmas Gift Guide for 2019. Books/Media We’re all glued to our phones or a screen […]

The priest I know

Denver Catholic Staff

No one is perfect. No one has every gift. Nonetheless, some offer what they do have for everyone else in the name of Jesus Christ. These men are our priests. […]

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Five things for Catholics to keep in mind regarding the Independent Review

Denver Catholic Staff

When the three Colorado dioceses entered into an agreement with the Colorado attorney general to conduct an independent review of all files related to the sexual abuse of minors by […]

How to wait patiently, hopefully, and joyfully this #Advent season.

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A last chance for Australian justice

My late parents loved Cardinal George Pell, whom they knew for decades. So I found it a happy coincidence that, on November 12 (which would have been my parents’ 70th […]

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An occasion worth celebrating

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”  Hebrews 12:1 I love […]

Spreading hope and mercy to the persecuted Christians of Lebanon

One local apostolate hopes to use the good cheer of the Christmas season to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Beginning Dec. 14, St. Rafka’s Mission of Hope and […]

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Letter to the editor: The big picture on clerical sex abuse in the Church

The following is an unsolicited letter submitted by a reader. As a father of two and a cradle Roman Catholic, I am disgusted with the abuse of children by clergy […]

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency It was a pleasant November morning in downtown Denver when volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up tents for distributing new puffy winter coats, […]

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Celebrate Black Catholic History Month ‘for the greater glory of God’

By Kateri Joda Williams “For the greater glory of God.” That is the reason all Catholics celebrate the heritage and contributions of Blacks in Catholic Christianity during the month of […]

Samaritan House offers residents a homestyle Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year when friends, co-workers, or fellow parishioners ask each other: “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” For many, the answer involves gatherings with family and friends […]

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The reformed liturgy, 50 years later

Fifty years ago, on November 30, 1969, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Rite of the Mass, approved by […]

Domus Pacis offers respite to families battling life-threatening illness

In 1997, when Marylouise “Duck” White-Petteruti’s mother was dying of lung cancer and life seemed stripped of all joy, Duck, a native Chicagoan, knew a trip to the Colorado mountains […]

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Open Wide Our Hearts: Lessons in racism from a pilgrimage to Montgomery

By Sister Marion Weinzapfel, csj Just why would a group composed of Denver’s Auxiliary Bishop Jorge H. Rodriguez, a parish priest, a deacon and his wife, several religious women and […]

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Monet and the Catholic approach to beauty

In his new book, Beauty: What It Is and Why It Matters (Sophia, 2019), John-Mark Miravalle relates how beauty combines the objective quality of order with the subjective experience of […]

Four local Catholic podcasts with a global reach

While Denver is home to many new apostolates in the New Evangelization, it’s not surprising that it’s also home to several podcasts striving to proclaim the Gospel in this way. […]