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Synod 2015 hopes

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family begins with Mass in St. Peter’s on October 4. No synod in modern Catholic history has drawn […]

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Lights in the darkness

When I processed into St. Mary Magdalene church, I was filled with gratitude for the six Sisters of Life who sat in two pews toward the front and who were […]

Archbishop Aquila celebrates Mass in Philly with Denver Pilgrims

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrated Mass today with some 300 pilgrims in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families, one day ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled arrival in the city. […]

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TOT: Christ came to save all of it, or he came to save none of it

Scott Powell kicked off this year’s first Theology on Tap with a discussion about Pope Francis, Laudato Si’,and the environment. Theology on Tap is a monthly event hosted by the […]

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Video: Family embraces true ‘death with dignity’ through palliative care

Jane Smith and Brittany Maynard were diagnosed with the same type of terminal brain cancer. Maynard chose to end her life by committing physician-assisted suicide on Nov. 1, 2014. Smith received palliative […]

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Growing a charism of life: Meet Denver’s new sisters

Ask almost any Denver Catholic why this archdiocese contains so many powerhouse ministries and disciples, and you will hear the same answer repeated: Pope Saint John Paul II came here […]

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There are no perfect families, just pilgrim families

In October, the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on “Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World” will wrap up a trilogy of major Vatican-sponsored meetings in […]

Meet the first Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo in the United States

By Roxanne King Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Broomfield earned a new place in history earlier this month when two Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo arrived to establish […]

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Your life does not belong to you

It was revealed this week that, for the first time in its history, Harvard University, which had been founded for religious purposes and named for a minister of the Gospel, […]

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Tea, giggles and teaching my daughter the feminine genius

I was 20 years old when I began using oral contraception.  About to be married and unsure of how pregnancy and children ought to fit with Holy Matrimony, I did […]

The princess, the pea and the mission ad gentes

St. Frances Cabrini Parish has seen startling success with their evangelization plan. Instead of bingo or balloon festivals, they’re investing in the arts. The Arts at Cabrini program started in […]

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Lessons from the Rough Rider for today’s political ruffians

Sitting at a writing-desk in the White House on December 11, 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt was an unhappy camper. In previous letters, he addressed his correspondent as “Dear Maria.” Now, […]