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Vogue Venerables: People to love before they’re beatified

November is just around the corner, which means it’s time to honor all those who have passed. We have All Soul’s Day, where we pray for all of our dead, […]

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Placing Jesus in children’s hearts

Charged with helping to prepare a 7-year-old girl for her first Communion, Benedictine Sister Immaculata Bertolli’s first lesson was less than successful. “At one point she said, ‘I’m bored,’” Sister […]

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The holy spouses of Lisieux

ROME.  Amidst all the Sturm und Drang of Synod-2015, something genuinely new in the life of the Church began, and it shouldn’t escape our notice. For the first time in […]

Preaching the good news forward

With the theme, “125 years forward: deep roots, endless possibilities,” Denver’s St. Dominic Parish toasted its yearlong milestone anniversary celebration with beer—lots of different beers—at its largest ever Oktoberfest Oct. […]

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A blessed loss

ROME. During Synod-2015, I’ve been reading John Martin Robinson’s Cardinal Consalvi: 1757-1824, a biography of Pope Pius VII’s secretary of state, one of the most impressive churchmen of his day, […]

Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by Cardinal Kasper and other members of the German episcopate in […]

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Seeds of Hope: TV personality, mom to talk school choice in Denver

DENVER, CO—As a TV pundit, author and spokesperson, Rachel Campos-Duffy is a leading advocate for school choice and empowers minority, low-income families to provide their children with a bright future. […]

Single parent ministry begins in Denver

Single parent ministries are not common in the United States. In fact, two separate women in the Archdiocese of Denver were only able to find one in the entire country. […]

40 Days for Life Energized by New Life

40 Days for Life is nearing its end, but that doesn’t mean advocacy for life has to. That’s what Morgan Rosand, program coordinator to the respect life office at Catholic […]

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Pius XII, co-conspirator in tyrannicide

ROME. The great Piazza San Pietro is a five minute walk from where I’m living during Synod-2015. About three-quarters of the Square is bounded the famous Bernini colonnades, which reach […]

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Issues beneath issues at Synod 2015

ROME. Since Pope Francis announced that two Synods would examine the contemporary crisis of marriage and the family and work to devise more evangelically dynamic responses to that crisis, a […]

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Gifts of gratitude and hope

He came to America and encountered us in the streets, schools and historic places where we gathered. Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States and the World Meeting of […]