Lessons in virtue from Apollo 11

Fifty years ago this week, the crew of Apollo 11, the world’s latest heroes, were doing decidedly unheroic things: napping, drinking beer, playing cards, reading magazines, and otherwise killing time […]

The life of Catholics in Pakistan

“It is a vibrant church,” Archbishop of Lahore, Sebastian Francis Shaw, OFM, who recently made a visit to Denver told the Denver Catholic, describing the Catholic community in Pakistan. Lahore […]

Seeds being sowed for new parishes

“It’s not that often that bishops are able to announce the kind of good news I am about to share with you,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila wrote in a column […]

An Olympian (and Catholic mom) on the transgender threat to women’s sports

The recent Women’s World Cup soccer championship won by the United States National Team put the spotlight on women’s sports, and also issues surrounding women’s athletics like pay equality. But […]

Archdiocese acquires well-known mortuary in central Denver

To fulfill its corporal work of mercy of burying the dead, the archdiocese operates two cemeteries — Mount Olivet in Wheat Ridge and St. Simeon in Aurora — as well […]


Celebrating St. James, a gift for aspiring disciples

On July 25th, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. James the Apostle, whose journey from fisherman to evangelist should inspire and encourage us all. Imagine that you are at […]


On the new ‘nationalism’

Thanks to President Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and the rise of populist-nationalist parties in Europe, there’s a lot of debate about “nationalism” these days. On that subject, as on so […]

A holy Church begins with you

Even as the Catholic Church deals with the disgrace and shame of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and moves forward with repentance and renewal, it is challenging as faithful not […]


The priesthood is more than just a job

In October, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will be held at the Vatican. On the agenda: a discussion on the possibility of ordaining […]


The quiet hours of Leonid Brezhnev

On first meeting Dr. Andrzej Grajewski, you probably wouldn’t guess that this mild-mannered Polish historian is one of the world’s leading experts on the ecclesiastical Dark Side of the Cold […]

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect, stripping Planned Parenthood of $60M in federal funds

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning […]

Archdiocese of Denver’s news publications honored with 15 Catholic Press Awards

Coverage of the More Than You Realize conference and reporting on social justice issues were among the 15 honors the Catholic Press Association awarded the Denver Catholic and El Pueblo […]