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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Call to Charity: Special Ops for Men

While visiting a child care center for low-income and homeless families in Denver, I saw a boy about 5 years old shy away from...

After the floods, stand firm on faith

As towns along the Front Range were being hit with flash floods on Sept. 12 and 13, a huge mudslide careened down Mount Meeker, just above St. Malo Retreat Center.

In the land of crosses

No one knows when pious Lithuanians first erected crosses of all sizes on a hill about 7 miles north of the city of Siauliai.

The unborn need our prayer and fasting

On Sept. 25, people committed to ending the scourge of abortion will begin holding vigil outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 38th Avenue and Pontiac Street in Denver as part of the 40 Days For Life fall campaign.

Where the 20th century happened

This past August, while contemplating the beauties of the Ottawa River from the deck of my family’s cottage on Allumette Island, Father Raymond de...

Digging into education

Guardian Angels School students grouped in pairs scoured their garden during class last week to discover plump tomatoes, vibrant banana peppers and fragrant cilantro. “I...

G.K. Chesterton, genius

In a review quoted on the back cover of Ian Ker’s G.K. Chesterton: A Biography (Oxford), Susan Elkin suggests that Father Ker’s book “has...

Pleading for peace in Syria

As politicians in Washington continue to debate a U.S. military strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, Catholic voices in Denver...

A chapel of consequence

KRACOW—The chapel in the archbishop’s residence in Kracow—which everyone calls by its street name, “Franciszkanska 3”—has witnessed a lot of modern Church history. Here,...

Suicide deaths hit peak

A record number of Coloradans died by suicide last year. Colorado’s suicide death toll in 2012 was one of the highest rates in the nation,...
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