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The Church and the “New Normal”

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision, these sober thoughts occur:

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God among Us and Bella establish alliance to benefit Hispanic families

“God among Us,” a ministry that focuses on the integral development of Hispanic families, has been strengthened by its alliance with Bella Natural Women’s Care and Areté, a Catholic psychology […]

Spend $2, help a deserving student succeed

While shopping for school supplies, Catholic Charities suggests parents toss a few more items into the cart to help a less fortunate student. An added pack of pencils for $2.75, […]

No law can change truth of marriage, local bishops say about Supreme Court decision

The U.S. Supreme Court’s closely divided ruling, opening the door to same-sex ‘marriages’ across the United States, drew criticism from Colorado’s bishops who called the decision “gravely unjust” and erroneous […]

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The Church and the “New Normal”

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision, these sober thoughts occur: (1) The Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS] has rendered a decision that puts the Court […]

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Catholic Store Month to offer radical discounts

Catholic publishers and other suppliers are firming up their special offers for the inaugural Catholic Store Month, which begins July 1 and runs through the entire month. “As we said […]

Laudato Si’: The prayer behind the encyclical

Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si’ is named after a famous prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. Here are seven things you need to know about the prayer behind the […]

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Beyond the Laudato Si’ headlines

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ (Praise be), was predictably covered in the press as an endorsement of climate change. But the encyclical goes far beyond that to […]

Eleven men ordained deacons

Eleven men were ordained to the diaconate on June 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Samuel Aquila served as the ordaining prelate. Before the homily, a […]

A mine worth saving?

Brent Malley is a coal miner who says it’s his duty to be a steward of the environment, especially among an escalating fight over coal in northwest Colorado. The 37-year-old […]

Local book helps youth navigate discernment pitfalls

Today’s young adults are sometimes called the ‘maybe’ generation for avoiding decisions about their vocation, said Father Anthony of the Transfiguration. Habits of hiding behind short term goals, letting failures […]

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The summer reading list

Fifty years ago, prior to my freshman year at Baltimore’s St. Paul Latin High School, the late Father W. Vincent Bechtel introduced me to The Summer Reading List, upper-case. Father […]