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Thank you, Your Majesty

Americans have many reasons to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the few truly noble figures on the contemporary world stage. We...

Colorado Springs Bishop Emeritus Michael Sheridan dies at age 77

Bishop Emeritus Michael John Sheridan, who served as Bishop of Colorado Springs from 2003-2021, died peacefully on Sept. 27 at Penrose Hospital. A vigil will...

Calling All Young Adults: Discern where God is calling you at the Rise Above Retreat

Now more than ever young people are inundated with countless voices telling them what to do. “You must go to college” or “You must...

Discipleship 101: Five ways to be a missionary disciple

We are all called to be missionary disciples, but what does that really mean?  Disciples, apostles, evangelists, and missionaries all seem like lofty names...

The Essential Augustine 

On the 28th of August, we celebrated the feast day of the great St. Augustine, the anniversary of the day he died in the...

11 bits of saintly wisdom from Padre Pio 

When we think of some of the biggest saints from the last century, Padre Pio looms large for many. His “spiritual children” are constantly...

Evangelization: What and When?

At the “information meeting” of the College of Cardinals this past Aug. 29-30, there was considerable agreement that evangelization is Catholicism’s prime imperative for...

Come and be a part of the new pro-life movement

We are at an incredible time in our nation’s history, given the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court in June....

Veterans honored and embraced by Church at In God We Trust Memorial Mass  

On a windy September Saturday at the Colorado Freedom Memorial near Buckley Air Force Base, Vietnam veteran Tom McAndrews shared a now familiar story...

What is your will, O Lord?: Practical steps to listen to God and discern God’s will

Decisions matter.  Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.  We all know how difficult it can be to make decisions, and sometimes we prefer not to make them.  Fortunately, we are not alone in making our choices. God comes to our aid with his Holy Spirit and equips us in myriad ways so that we can do his will.

No such thing as a vacant prayer

Have you ever prayed and wondered if God actually hears you? Have you ever felt like you aren’t praying “the right way” — that...

Married couples invited to be celebrated at annual Anniversary Mass

The Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries invites all couples that have celebrated or will be celebrating their 20th, 30th, or 50th-plus wedding...

Ten feast day quotes for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 

As we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we’re reminded of the centuries of Christians who have picked up their...

Finding the bishops we need

There was considerable excitement in some quarters this summer when Pope Francis appointed three women as members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, which...

Revelations from the Spirit: Key themes from the Archdiocesan Discernment Process

By Father Tom Scherer and Alejandra Bravo Did you know that God still speaks today? Have you ever asked yourself that question before? God, indeed,...

Deacon Charles Sprick dies at 94

Deacon Charles Sprick, 94, passed away peacefully on Aug. 3. Deacon Sprick served at St. Stephen’s Parish in Glenwood Springs for the duration of...

The truth of all reality: Seeing anew with a biblical worldview

In the 1960s, a boy named Stratford Caldecott decided that he had discovered the secret of the universe.   Stratford lived in London, and his...

At second annual Priest Softball Game, grand slams and slide-ins for vocations

On the warm summer evening of Aug. 26, under the Friday Night Lights at the All-City Baseball Field in Denver, two all-star softball teams...

WATCH: Catholic recovery program Full Circle helps addicts find help and healing

In our broken world, one of the most prominent ways that sin wreaks tragedy and destruction is through addiction. Addiction is something that affects...

The triumph of failure: A tale of two bishops 

“If we achieve great things outside of ourselves, and the achieving of them does not effect any change or development in ourselves, we have...

Listen to St. Thomas More — Be a Teacher

“Employ me,” Richard Rich begs Sir Thomas More in a powerful scene from the film A Man for All Seasons, the 1966 Oscar winner for...

On the folly of ignoring dictators

Earlier this year, I had the honor and pleasure of being introduced to Hatfield House, ancestral home of the Marquesses of Salisbury, by the...

Clarity on mission: What’s next?

The fruits of the synodal process that began in October of last year and continues today are only beginning to be revealed. When the...

Christian solidarity vs. barbarism

CRACOW. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have passed through this ancient cultural capital of Poland since Vladimir Putin’s poorly equipped, miserably led, and...