Seminary construction in full swing

After months of preparation and planning, phase one of construction to upgrade Denver’s St. John Vianney Theological Seminary is well under way. Last May workers emptied the 86-year-old brick building […]

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The Pilgrims can teach us about Advent

This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving and begin the liturgical season of Advent. While the two events may not appear to be related, I believe that the spiritual practices behind […]

Dig it! Greeley girls are volleyball champs

The middle school girls’ volleyball team from St. Mary School in Greeley won the 2013 Northern Colorado Independent League, defeating Dayspring Christian Academy to take the championship. The team of […]

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Homeless guests served Thanksgiving dinner by Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin was among the volunteers serving a hot traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House in downtown Denver, today, Nov. 28. Prior to serving the […]

New rector named for archdiocese’s Redemptoris Mater Seminary

Father Tobías Rodríguez Lasa has been named the new rector of Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Denver. Although the international seminary operates under the direction of Archbishop Samuel Aquila […]

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Call to Charity: Many Reasons for Thanksgiving at Samaritan House

Before helping serve a dinner recently for military veterans at Samaritan House in Denver, I sat with a table of men to learn about their lives. “I’m happy in my […]

Students serve up Thanksgiving tradition

Students from St. Bernadette School helped pack and serve some 3,000 warm Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens Nov. 23 as part of an Aurora tradition. Lakewood school principal Laura Dement led 31 […]

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Focused on the New Evangelization

There’s a lot for U.S. Catholics to be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2013: seminaries that have turned the corner from the doldrums of the immediate past and are now full, […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear landmark HHS cases

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Nov. 26 to take up two of the many cases challenging the Health and Human Services mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Sebelius […]

Students compete to benefit new charity

Fifth-grade students collect and count boxes of food donated by the Blessed Sacrament School community last week. Today is the last day the school is collecting donations for Catholic Charities’ […]

Pope Francis releases apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel”

Read Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) here: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium_en.html

Advent penance services

Below is a list of upcoming penance services scheduled at local parishes during Advent. Unless otherwise indicated, the services will be in English; bilingual will be in English and Spanish. […]