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Pope unlocks youths’ hearts to vocations

This story continues a Denver Catholic Register series celebrating 20 years of faith since the Denver Archdiocese hosted World Youth Day Aug. 11-15, 1993. It was once a custom to […]

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Pastors are not interchangeable parts

A few weeks ago I came upon the odd fact that, before and during World War II, the Royal Navy built battleships with 14-inch main battery guns, whereas Britain’s principal […]

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America needs our prayers and our sacrifice

The people of Israel faced a terrible drought nearly 3,000 years ago. It began when Ahab, the Israelite king, abandoned the true God, and worshipped an idol; a false god. The prophet […]

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‘Pacem in Terris’ at 50

In the course of preparing “The End and the Beginning,” the second volume of my biography of John Paul II, I was struck by a historical coincidence that isn’t much […]

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Public school’s sex ed curriculum undermines parents, dignity of sexuality

“Parents are parents for eternal life,” reflected Father John Hardon, S.J., “God gives them children in this world, but not for this world.” Father Hardon was right. The vocation of parents is […]

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Who is St. Francis?

Below is Part 1 of a two-column series on St. Francis of Assisi. Part 2 will run in the June 19 issue.  Catholics the world over have statues of him […]