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The Summer Reading List

Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure: John Hay spent decades at the center of American public life as Lincoln’s secretary and biographer, a […]

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Radical living and my friend Shelly

I saw my friend Shelly the other day, for the first time in 28 years. Back in the day, she was Shelly Pennefather, basketball phenomenon. She led Denver’s Bishop Machebeuf […]

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Repenting and renewing our role as shepherds

Jesus tells the disciples in St. John’s Gospel, “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep,” contrasting his goodness with the thieves who […]

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Faith and politics in the United States

Cherished principles of the American revolution include religious freedom and the separation of Church and State. These principles should have benefited Catholics, who sought refuge from the persecution of the […]

The Sistine Chapel comes to Stanley Marketplace

Colorado residents will have an opportunity to gaze upon Michelangelo’s famous works of art — right in their own backyard. The Sistine Chapel exhibit, coming to the Hangar at Stanley […]

Team Samaritan House rider draws strength from teammates in battle with brain cancer

Last June, Luis Bernardez finished his second Ride the Rockies with Team Samaritan House. Having just recently retired from his job working as a physicist in California, he was ready […]

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Whose republic? Which “liberalism”?

Extra credit question: Name the author of this admonition about the insecure cultural foundations and potentially perilous future of the American republic — “Seeds of dissolution were already present in […]

First eighth grade class graduates from Escuela de Guadalupe

Before she passed away in 2012, Sister Susan Swain, one of the founders of Escuela de Guadalupe, gave a video interview where she explained her dreams for the school. One […]

Holy Family in Keenesburg celebrates a century

After 100 years, the tight-knit, diverse community at Holy Family Catholic Church in Keenesburg is still going strong. “It’s a sign for the Church,” said Father Carlos Bello-Ayala, pastor of […]

At conference in Baltimore, USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

By Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency The U.S. bishops’ conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving sexual abuse, coercion, and cover-up on the part of […]

Boys to men: Initiating our sons into adulthood

More and more, we are recognizing that we have a serious problem plaguing our society: We lack mature men. Boys’ bodies develop on their own, but they will not become […]

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High Noon in Poland, 30 years later

Thirty years ago last week, Poland began to self-liberate from communism through the first semi-free elections held behind the iron curtain since World War II. The memorable 1989 election poster […]