Denver Catholic’s favorite stories of 2020

Well, as you’ve read on probably every other website, it’s been a year. There’s really no other way to say it. It’s hard to imagine how anybody could have predicted […]

5 Ways to Supercharge 2021

When we look back at 2020 in the history books one day, I believe the universal theme will be “suffering.” Whether that suffering took the form of illness, death, financial […]


Thoughts on a pro-life picket line

One of Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s “Clinics for Abortion & Reproductive Excellence” – named to yield the Orwellian acronym CARE – is located about a mile away from my parish in […]

Disciples among us

At the heart of Christianity lies the call to become disciples. Discipleship doesn’t need to be glamorous or extravagant; oftentimes, true discipleship comes in the form of humble service and […]

The paradox of Christmas

By Ashley Crane We expect Christmas to be a happy and joyous time—a time of merry-making, gift-giving, and extravagant jollification. And it is right and good that it be so. […]

Following the Magi for Our Christmas Journey

Christmas is more than a birthday party; it is the manifestation of the newborn king of heaven and earth. In the early Church, the Epiphany of Christ, the manifestation of […]


A special Merry Christmas from Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila wishes everyone a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Finding Christmas Peace in a Time of Anxiety

I recently happened across a comforting verse from The First Letter of Peter that seems fitting for a time like this. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, […]

Fall on your knees: Where words fail, ‘O Holy Night’ prevails

Celine Dion. Josh Groban. Mariah Carey. The list of musicians who have performed the classic and perhaps most powerful of the Christmas hymns, “O Holy Night,” is extensive. Go down […]

What the Magi teach us

Among the tenured professorial skeptics, few Gospel episodes have been sliced, diced, and tossed to the dissecting room floor as “mythology” more often than the story of the Magi: the […]

Vigil Masses: What they are and where they come from

With Christmas Vigil Masses happening as early as 1 p.m. this week, now’s a good a time as any to give you some fun trivia to bring up at Christmas […]

O Come Emmanuel: The Four Masses of Christmas

By Hung Pham While most liturgical celebrations have one Mass, certain solemnities may have two different Masses: a Vigil Mass and a Mass for the Day.  However, the celebration of […]