Our God-given dignity should shape our laws

Archbishop Aquila

Recent news stories present us with immigrants and refugees whose God-given dignity is being disregarded or subject to a system of laws that fails to adequately take that dignity into […]

‘Icons of Christ the Servant’: Fourteen men answer the call to serve as permanent deacons

Denver Catholic Staff

On June 22, Bishop Jorge H. Rodriguez ordained 14 men to the permanent diaconate. “To serve is the highest honor in the Church,” Bishop Rodriguez told the men during his […]

The secret to a long and happy marriage? Faith.

Anya Semenoff

It started with a blind date in the final months of World War II. Bruce Hammerle’s boot camp buddy, Wally, had a sister visiting Chicago, and Wally asked if Bruce […]

Official Appointments: July 1, 2019 (Permanent Diaconate)

Denver Catholic Staff

Here’s a list of all the new permanent diaconate appointments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including the newly ordained deacons. Newly Ordained Appointments Deacon Daniel Cook, appointed deacon at St. […]

The Sistine Chapel comes to Stanley Marketplace

Moira Cullings

Colorado residents will have an opportunity to gaze upon Michelangelo’s famous works of art — right in their own backyard. The Sistine Chapel exhibit, coming to the Hangar at Stanley […]

What does the Catholic Church say about getting tattoos? #NationalTattooDay


The priesthood is more than just a job

In October, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will be held at the Vatican. On the agenda: a discussion on the possibility of ordaining […]


The quiet hours of Leonid Brezhnev

On first meeting Dr. Andrzej Grajewski, you probably wouldn’t guess that this mild-mannered Polish historian is one of the world’s leading experts on the ecclesiastical Dark Side of the Cold […]

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect, stripping Planned Parenthood of $60M in federal funds

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning […]

Archdiocese of Denver’s news publications honored with 15 Catholic Press Awards

Coverage of the More Than You Realize conference and reporting on social justice issues were among the 15 honors the Catholic Press Association awarded the Denver Catholic and El Pueblo […]

Rebates a great incentive for parishes to give to Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

Making a gift to Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal doesn’t just benefit the greater archdiocese and its many ministries and services – it can also benefit parishes with a little extra cash […]

Catholic ministries aim to serve every need of at-risk women

From providing emergency shelter to women who find themselves homeless, to offering them transitional housing as they gain the stability of a job and save for their own home, to […]


Has the Church been infiltrated?

Both Jews and Greeks were scandalized by the Incarnation. Could the Son of God truly become man, taking on our weak flesh, and suffering to the point of death? That […]


Herman Wouk, storyteller

Ten years ago, a friend and colleague suggested that I write “The Great Vatican Novel.” I quickly declined, not just because the truth about life behind the Leonine Wall is […]

Longmont parish hopes to ‘bring people back into the Catholic faith’ with new church building

In his 15 years as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Father Frank Maroney has been struck by the potential of the growing Longmont community. “There is close […]


Icons on ammo boxes

Throughout the 20th century — the greatest period of martyrdom in history — persecuted Christians used the dross of this world to make religious artifacts. Rosaries were constructed from bits […]

USCCB bishops pen op-ed urging U.S. government and Congress to find solution for border crisis

It was a striking image, a father and his almost two-year-old daughter lying dead on a river bank — an image that captured the potent reality of the perils immigrants […]


The Summer Reading List

Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure: John Hay spent decades at the center of American public life as Lincoln’s secretary and biographer, a […]