Hans Küng and the perils of fame

During his 1977 rookie year with the Baltimore Orioles, future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray got a piece of advice from veteran Lee May: If you’ve got talent, May told […]

Reencounter God’s Mercy: Mass dispensation to be lifted on Pentecost

As we prepare for Pentecost and the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Mass, now is the time to encounter – or rather, reencounter – the mercy of God. God’s […]

A priest’s top five reasons for returning to confession

Father Andreas Hoeck, Chair of sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and a confessor at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, shared five reasons with the Denver […]

What if I’m nervous? A Q&A on common questions about confession

For five frequently asked questions about confession, the Denver Catholic consulted Msgr. Bernie Schmitz, former vicar for clergy and a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Denver. Q: What if […]

Everyone needs mercy – and God offers it in confession

Before you place a foot in that confessional, remember this: God loves you, and his mercy is unconditional. “The reason that’s so important is because love casts out all fear,” […]


Archbishop: Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we […]

Late Deacon Hastings ’embodied a diaconal love’

Deacon Bill Hastings, 77 years old, passed away April 8 at his home while surrounded by his loving family.   Deacon Hastings spent most of his diaconal ministry assigned to St. Peter’s Parish in Greeley, Colorado.  Bill Otis Hastings, Jr. was born […]

What can we learn from silent St. Joseph?

It seems like a paradox to say we can learn from St. Joseph, a man who does not have a single word attributed to him in the Scriptures, but the […]

‘I have seen the Lord’: St. Vincent de Paul’s new adoration chapel honors St. Mary Magdelene’s witness

“I have seen the Lord.” (John 20:18).  One couple from St. Vincent de Paul parish took these words to heart with urgency last year during the pandemic and decided to […]

The top 12 Colorado legislative issues that Catholics need to know about

The 2021 Colorado legislative session is in full swing. There are many positive bills pertaining to the advancement of Catholic social teaching, but also many other bills potentially harmful to the Church also making their way through the General Assembly. Each […]


Archbishop: Eucharistic Coherence and the condemnation of sin

At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we […]

Ernie Armstrong, longest tenured employee for the archdiocese, departs for exciting new role

After an illustrious and devoted 40-year career working for the Archdiocese of Denver, longtime Director of Parish Finance Ernie Armstrong bid farewell on April 1 to accept a new role […]