A bold step for priestly formation, and now a leader in the New Evangelization

In 1994, the seminary in Denver, St. Thomas Seminary, closed its doors. St. John Vianney Theological Seminary opened five years later after a prophetic plan put into place by Cardinal […]


In praise of today’s seminarians

If you’re feeling a bit down about the future of Catholicism in the United States, ask yourself these questions: Why haven’t American seminaries emptied over the past 16 months, as […]


A mission of hope: Pray for priests

Ecclesia semper reformanda: The Church must always be reformed. These words have hit home recently in the midst of a crisis of confidence in the Church. The sins of our […]

How these college freshmen found the faith through friendship

By Perry West/Catholic News Agency The phenomenon is well-documented. When young Catholics go away to college, a troublingly high percentage of them stop practicing their faith. And many who stop […]

Machebeuf basketball star traded success playing hoops for a solitary life of prayer

Shelly Pennefather led the Bishop Machebeuf High School girls’ basketball team to victory in every game she played in. It was not surprising to her friends and classmates that she […]

How to talk to your kids about transgender issues

Emily Zinos may not be a scholar or a doctor, but as a concerned mom who sees the danger of the transgender trend, she brings a unique perspective to the […]

Archdiocese of Denver youth invited to a life-changing experience at the NCYC

Youth of the Archdiocese of Denver are invited to join 25,000 other Catholic teens from around the country for an amazing opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ and his church in […]


The Catechism: The rest of the story the Bible tells

Dr. Sean Innerst is an assistant professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and teaches classes for the Denver Catholic Catechetical School. We are all too familiar with the phrase […]

Trappist monk gets blessing confirming his role as abbot

On Aug. 10, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila gave the abbatial blessing confirming Father Charles Albanese, a Cistercian of the Strict Observance (or Trappist) monk, as abbot of St. Benedict’s Monastery […]

Country mission church marks centennial anniversary

A hundred years ago, the Catholics of Weldona, a farm community 80 miles northeast of Denver, built a red brick church topped by a white steeple on the corner of […]

Late Deacon Mooneyham was a ‘humble intercessor’

Deacon Gene Mooneyham, 83, passed away peacefully the morning of Aug. 5. Deacon Gene began his ministry at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Lakewood and continued his ministry at Light […]

New Catholic school leaders rise to the challenge

There’s never been a more exciting time than now to be a student at one of Denver’s Catholic schools. With robust curriculums that form the whole person and a variety […]