Repenting and renewing our role as shepherds

Archbishop Aquila

Jesus tells the disciples in St. John’s Gospel, “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep,” contrasting his goodness with the thieves who […]

At conference in Baltimore, USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

Catholic News Agency

By Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency The U.S. bishops’ conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving sexual abuse, coercion, and cover-up on the part of […]

Annunciation fifth graders write, illustrate children’s book about Julia Greeley

Moira Cullings

When members of the Julia Greeley Guild visited the fifth-grade class at Annunciation Catholic School in Denver, they mentioned their hope of someone writing a children’s book about Julia. “They […]

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 […]

Get to know Denver's five new priests — and their first assignments

Denver Catholic Staff

Five new priests were ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Denver May 25. Get to know a little bit about each of them, as well as where their […]

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Faith and politics in the United States

Cherished principles of the American revolution include religious freedom and the separation of Church and State. These principles should have benefited Catholics, who sought refuge from the persecution of the […]

Team Samaritan House rider draws strength from teammates in battle with brain cancer

by Anya Semenoff Last June, Luis Bernardez finished his second Ride the Rockies with Team Samaritan House. Having just recently retired from his job working as a physicist in California, […]


Whose republic? Which “liberalism”?

Extra credit question: Name the author of this admonition about the insecure cultural foundations and potentially perilous future of the American republic — “Seeds of dissolution were already present in […]

First eighth grade class graduates from Escuela de Guadalupe

Before she passed away in 2012, Sister Susan Swain, one of the founders of Escuela de Guadalupe, gave a video interview where she explained her dreams for the school. One […]

Holy Family in Keenesburg celebrates a century

After 100 years, the tight-knit, diverse community at Holy Family Catholic Church in Keenesburg is still going strong. “It’s a sign for the Church,” said Father Carlos Bello-Ayala, pastor of […]

Boys to men: Initiating our sons into adulthood

More and more, we are recognizing that we have a serious problem plaguing our society: We lack mature men. Boys’ bodies develop on their own, but they will not become […]


High Noon in Poland, 30 years later

Thirty years ago last week, Poland began to self-liberate from communism through the first semi-free elections held behind the iron curtain since World War II. The memorable 1989 election poster […]


Keep government out of the confessional

One of the most powerful moments in the sacramental lives of Catholics occurs when we walk into a confessional, lay our sins at the feet of Jesus in the person […]


Next stop for life, the Supreme Court

Deacon Geoff Bennett is Vice President of Parish and Community Relations at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, including the Respect Life Office. It is inspiring to see states […]


Why do we call priests “father”?

This month we celebrate Father’s Day, and just as we prepared to express our love and gratitude to our mother in May, this month we have the opportunity to acknowledge […]

‘Julia’s canoe’ fills with prayer intentions

Julia Greeley’s selfless life has captured the attention of Catholics around the world. Many believe the former slave and now Servant of God who spent her life serving others is […]

Well done, good and faithful servants: Honoring our priests for their years of service

25 years Father James Goggins Ordained 6/4/1994 Father James Goggins felt drawn to religious life when he was just a boy. “We had wonderful priests and sisters at our parish […]