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All Saints’ Day proves we can be holy

The solemnity of All Saints’ is quickly approaching and it is a feast that should cause our hearts to fill with hope because we are reminded that holiness is possible. […]

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The Church Persecuted

Each issue of the admirable ecumenical journal, Touchstone, includes a department called “The Suffering Church.” It’s a title that Catholics of a certain age associate with purgatory; in Touchstone’s vocabulary, […]

Local priest meets three popes

An outside observer would say Msgr. Peter Quang Nguyen has a knack for meeting popes. His office at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Denver is lined with photos of […]

Years of suffering grew faith, brings year of gratitude for priest

This article concludes a special series on personal testimonies during the Year of Faith, which ends Nov. 24, 2013. This Year of Faith was a year of victory for Msgr. […]

Seminarians, students hoop it up

It was a seat-clenching and eye-opening game for students. The St. John Vianney Theological Seminary men went head-to-head with the Bishop Machebeuf High School students in a Catholic All-Star Basketball […]

He strings them, others pray them

11,583. That’s the number of rosaries Ed Steidl, 93, has made for missions. Since he started making rosaries in 1998, he has strung nearly 700,000 beads together in hopes of […]

Migrants look to Church for flood relief

More than a month after historic amounts of rainfall deluged the state of Colorado, thousands of survivors are still living the ravages of the natural disaster, including some 300 undocumented […]

Church knee-deep in flood relief

When the Catholic community in Windsor was called on to help victims of Front Range flooding there was no hesitation. They’ve “been there”—and not all that long ago. “A lot […]

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What the world needs now is maximum love

A few days ago I received a letter from a fellow bishop that struck a chord with me because it emphasized the need for holiness in our lives and the […]

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Call to Charity: Can you Spare $50 to Help Disaster Survivors?

When we think of the homeless, it’s often those on the street and in shelters, people that Catholic Charities seeks to help every day in service to Christ. There’s another […]

To follow your conscience is to follow God, says Archbishop

Acting in accord with one’s conscience is important, if that conscience is informed by the voice of God, says Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver. The archbishop spoke of the […]

Restoring the source and summit of faith

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila told a liturgical commission in Pennsylvania last week that a reorder of the sacraments of initiation is needed to provide children “the armaments of battle” in […]