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Educating for what matters most

January 31 kicks off Catholic Schools Week, timed to coincide with the patron of Catholic education’s feast day, St. Thomas Aquinas, on January 27....

Pope Francis on day of prayer for Ukraine: ‘Please, no more war’

At the beginning of the Catholic Church’s day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, Pope Francis made an earnest appeal to those in power: “Please, no more war.”

Russia, Ukraine, and moral reckoning 

There have been vast improvements in the techniques and technology of filmmaking since 1961, when Stanley Kramer made Judgment at Nuremberg. But it’s difficult...

Read the winning essay from this year’s Celebrate Life student essay contest

Each year, in the time leading up to the annual Celebrate Life March (Jan. 15 this year), the Respect Life Office holds a contest...

Bishop Machebeuf High School: Forming Disciples of Christ

In the introduction to his framework for forming disciples in Catholic education, “School of the Lord’s Service,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila defines the purpose...

‘Strange Rites’ and the promise of natural religion

Along with many other cultural commentators, I have been tracing for the past many years the phenomenon of religious disaffiliation, the sobering fact that...

Celebrate Life March marked by spirit of victory, resolve to continue aiding courageous mothers

On the sunny Saturday of Jan. 15, thousands of civil rights activists converged on the Colorado State Capitol to courageously and joyfully stand up...

Deacon Bill Stow diligently served the poor and downtrodden

Deacon Bill Stow, 75 years old, passed away Jan. 1 on the Feast of Our Lady Mother of God. Deacon Stow was assigned to...

Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life to take place Jan. 20-21

Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, Jan. 20 to Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, marking the 49th...

Alleged vandal faces hate crime charge after major damage to Denver’s Catholic cathedral

A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in on two charges related to some $10,000 in vandalism damage to Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Marching toward a different future

The annual March for Life in Washington began in 1974 — and it’s hard to think of a more admirable or consistent public witness...

Blessed Mother statues still stand at Colorado family home destroyed by wildfire

As Bob and Tina McLaren fled the Superior, Colorado neighborhood they had called home since 1992, Tina looked back and saw flames at the end of their street.

Bishop Machebeuf High School: Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Engaging the Future. 

Great things are happening right now at Bishop Machebeuf High School: recent State appearances by Boys Golf, Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams, and...

‘Eye has not seen, ear has not heard…’

As I write this, we are on the eve of the first anniversary of my mother’s death. The last in a year of firsts....

Monastic Wine on the Way of Charity 

How is wine related to charity? Although we may think of consuming wine as something simply pleasant and enjoyable, Jesus used it as an...

Who invented the individual?

A common misconception holds that early “modernity” invented the “individual”: the idea that everyone is a someone with a unique identity independent of family,...

Deacon Richard Pelis remembered for servant’s heart and zeal

Deacon Richard Pelis, 82 years old, passed away Dec. 14. Deacon Pelis was assigned to St. Louis Parish in Louisville, Colo. and St. Rita’s...

Support Julia Greeley’s cause for canonization by attending a Nuggets, Avalanche or Rockies game

Beginning next week, Catholics who happen to be Colorado sports fans have the chance to go cheer on their favorite teams while helping to...

How to bless your home on the Feast of Epiphany 2022

Traditionally on the feast of Epiphany, Catholics bless their homes by writing the letters C, M and B and the numbers of the year, for example 2022, at the top of their doors. The letters stand for the names of the three Magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. They also represent the Latin blessing Christus mansionem benedicat, which means “May Christ bless this house.” 

No optimism, much hope

While history is always full of surprises, including happy ones, I must confess that I’m not full of Pentecostal joy as I consider the...

‘Hail Full of Grace!’: Louisville resident pens reflection after losing home in Marshall Fire

On Dec. 30, a fast-moving wildfire destroyed approximately 1,000 homes and structures in Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County.  Among those who lost their...

Archbishop Aquila offers prayers for residents affected by Marshall Fire, announces special relief fund

On Dec. 30, a wildfire ripped through the towns of Louisville and Superior in Boulder County and destroyed an estimated 1,000 homes in what...

Denver Catholic’s favorite stories of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, here's a look back at some of our favorite and most popular stories and articles from the past...

‘Bring Your Joy’ to historic Celebrate Life Rally and March Jan. 15

Thousands of people are expected to gather, unified in their mission, on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol on Saturday,  Jan. 15, to witness to and celebrate life.