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Giving thanks for God’s 2019 graces

Archbishop Aquila

Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, is quickly approaching. And while it is usually celebrated in non-religious ways, there is a truth present at its heart that Father Jacques Philippe calls […]

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Five things for Catholics to keep in mind regarding the Independent Review

Denver Catholic Staff

When the three Colorado dioceses entered into an agreement with the Colorado attorney general to conduct an independent review of all files related to the sexual abuse of minors by […]

Saints in the making

Aaron Lambert

At other schools, Nov. 1 was likely just another Friday for students. At Denver’s Catholic schools, however, it wasn’t just Friday – it was All Saints’ Day. On this special […]

The priest I know

Denver Catholic Staff

No one is perfect. No one has every gift. Nonetheless, some offer what they do have for everyone else in the name of Jesus Christ. These men are our priests. […]

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Jose Gomez elected president of USCCB

Catholic News Agency

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the […]

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New Lourdes church ‘in harmony with the beauty of the Liturgy’

When the first parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes began their community in 1947, they never imagined the growth that the parish was going to have decades later. Today, more […]

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Why did the Wall fall, 30 years ago?

November 9 marked the 30th anniversary of the peaceful breach of the Berlin Wall — the symbolic high point of the Revolution of 1989, which would be completed seven weeks […]

What will be your faith legacy?

By Deacon Jim Parrilli The Catholic Foundation invites you to experience the joy of giving now and beyond your lifetime. When you choose to give, you choose to love and […]

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The ‘synodality’ masquerade  

During the 2001 Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who’d suffered through a lot of synodal speechifying and small-group discussions over the years, made a trenchant observation: “Jesus […]

RISE: Unique apostolate brings Christ-centered healing to survivors of sexual assault

By Roxanne King/ National Catholic Register The statistics are sobering: one of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault, and 60% of […]

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A time to reflect on death

November is a month when the Church asks us to pray for the dead. After celebrating those in heaven on Nov. 1, we pray for all the faithful departed who […]

Growth and outreach abound at St. Michael the Archangel

Every year as the seasons transition from summer to fall, parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish gather together to pray the rosary. Praying the rosary in community is […]

Annual FOCUS conference invites all Catholics to come and learn what it takes to be a missionary disciple

Thousands of Catholics around the country are preparing to ring in the New Year at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SLS Leadership conference “SLS20”, held Dec. 30, 2019 […]

Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Aquila call Catholic laity and clergy to be ‘faithful echoes’ of the Church

Last week the Archdiocese of Denver served as a launch-pad for a movement to rally Catholic laity and clergy in rekindling their zeal for holiness and evangelization in response to […]

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How to cultivate contemporary vocations

This week we observe Vocations Awareness Week, a time set aside to promote awareness of the call to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. These personal callings to become more […]

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Fearlessness and the American bishops in Rome

I once knew a Congregationalist minister — Yale Divinity School graduate, decorated World War II chaplain, veteran campaigner for then-unpopular liberal causes — of whom it was said (sometimes by […]

King Coal and the dignity of workers King Coal and the dignity of workers

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King Coal and the dignity of workers

I grew up hearing stories about life in the coal mines. They were delivered in my grandfather’s heavy Italian accent, and often concluded with a punchline I didn’t entirely understand. […]