WATCH: The next 25 years begins now

Denver Catholic Staff

It was 25 years ago today that World Youth Day came to Denver and sparked a revolution of faith among young people. Since then, the call of St. John Paul […]

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila writes letter to faithful on abuse crisis

Denver Catholic Staff

In the wake of the allegations against Archbishop McCarrick, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has penned a personal letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Denver on the abuse crisis […]

Past 25 years remembered, next 25 anticipated at More Than You Realize conference

Denver Catholic Staff

“Be not afraid!” This was the rallying cry at the Aug. 11 More Than You Realize conference, echoing the very same call St. John Paul II gave exactly 25 years […]


Will this generation respond?

Archbishop Aquila

Pope John Paul II said he came to Denver to proclaim the Gospel in the “modern metropolis,” but some organizers thought only 60,000 pilgrims would show up. The 750,000 people […]

‘Denver, Denver, una rivoluzione!’

The festivities kicked off Aug. 11 at Mile High Stadium, where the Holy Father was flown into via helicopter. It wasn’t just a big deal that World Youth Day was […]

RT @ArchDenver: Twenty-five years after World Youth Day in Denver, transformative event is still bearing fruit, as new initiative aims to f…

Julia Greeley’s cause off to the Vatican

On August 10, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila presided over the solemn closing session of the diocesan inquiry of the cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God Julia […]


The current crisis

The outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war caused the premature suspension of the First Vatican Council on October 20, 1870 and left the Church’s theological self-understanding somewhat imbalanced. In its first […]

WYD marked a milestone in their lives

The life and faith of thousands of youth of the time was deeply impacted and transformed by World Youth Day Denver 1993. The fruit of their participation in the event […]

Pope John Paul II called for a New Evangelization; Denver answered

Shortly after Pope John Paul II visited Denver during World Youth Day in 1993, Curtis Martin had the opportunity to meet with the pope and share his vision for an […]

Denver Catholic readers share stories from WYD ‘93

“I was very young during World Youth Day 93 — maybe five or six years old. I lived in a neighborhood adjacent to Cherry Creek State Park and remember the […]


WYD 1993: The Turning Point

On this 25th anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, I can’t help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II. It was December 15, 2004, and […]

El Pueblo Católico returns: A request from readers

The directors of El Pueblo Católico, the archdiocesan Spanish newspaper, decided to change its name to Denver Catholic en Español after its 20th anniversary with the objective of unifying both […]

WATCH: CBS4 interviews Father Felix Medina about WYD ’93

Channel 4 interviewed Father Felix Medina, pastor of Queen of Peace Parish in Aurora, about his experience 25 years ago at World Youth Day in Denver and his path to […]

Denver media remembers ‘rockstar’ pope

Mike Landess and Gary Shapiro went to Rome to interview Pope John Paul II. Kathy Walsh was at the airport when the pope arrived in Denver. Jim Benemann remembers President […]

Religious vocations just one fruit among many sowed at WYD ‘93

Among the many fruits of WYD Denver ’93, priestly and religious vocations abounded. Whether it was hearing the words of Saint John Paul II or witnessing the overwhelming catholicity of […]

WYD ’93 Throwback: Let the celebration begin

This article by David Myers was originally published in the Aug. 18, 1993 issue of the Denver Catholic Register. The Spirit of Christ rocked Denver Aug. 11 as between 100,000 […]


Interpreting the Catechism change on the death penalty from Tradition

Pope Francis’ change of n. 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on death penalty has already sparked controversy among Catholics with regards to its interpretation. Some are praising […]