Totus Tuus: “Exploding of fun”

Even though the summer break should be a time for young gentlemen to take their leisure, middle schooler John Call decided to devote nearly a week of his to theology. He […]

The freest man in America

Catholic saints or saints in the making are some of the most fascinating guides through history. One of our early possible saints is a man named Pierre Toussaint, a former […]


A cinematic lesson in hope

At a moment like this when there doesn’t seem to be a lot going right – ascendant authoritarianisms throughout the world; lethal violence by ideological fanatics; feckless responses to both […]

Pilgrim updates: From the Alps

Mendicant pilgrim Ann Sieben is leading four men across Europe on foot for World Youth Day. Every week, we are updating you on their progress via their pictures and journal […]


Youths’ ‘thirst’ for Christ quenched at Steubenville of the Rockies

Thousands of youth gathered June 24-26 at Crowne Plaza DIA for the annual Steubenville of the Rockies youth conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “Thirst,” and featured talks […]

“We need priests. So pray.”

The Archdiocese of Denver needs more priests, and we can all help in the work of vocational recruitment with our prayers, says the incoming vocations director, Father Ryan O’Neill. Before […]

Let’s get political

Sarah Hahn is many things. She’s a runner, a Franciscan University of Steubenville graduate, and the daughter and granddaughter of veterans. However, as a millennial mother of six young children, she was not planning […]


Confessions of an “elitist”

The term “elitist” has been bandied about so promiscuously in this election cycle that it’s become virtually content-free. Yet “elitist” is also being weaponized as a scare-word to prevent legitimate […]


Counter evil with the light of the Gospel

So many innocent people have died. I think of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington D.C., the years of conflict in the Middle East, the wars in […]

Celibacy: a blessing, not a burden

Upon ordination, priests accept to live the practice of priestly celibacy, which author Father Gary Selin calls “a blessing bestowed upon the Church as whole, rather than a burden or […]


On being a father to the fathers

Nine years ago I made an appointment with Archbishop Charles Chaput to talk to him about a parish concern. Archbishop listened very patiently to me, and then he told me […]


One year of fatherhood: a reflection

It was on a day much like today, just over a year ago, that I became a daddy. I’ll spare you the finer details, but let’s just say that my […]