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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

The Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila is the eighth bishop of Denver and its fifth archbishop. His episcopal motto is, "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5).

The Future of the Pro-life Movement in Colorado

Just as the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 was a turning point for how our country treats innocent and vulnerable children in the...

Caring for priests feeds the flock

When Jesus began his public ministry, he started by choosing 12 men who became the Church’s first priests. The 12 Apostles are the foundation...

If you want to win, you must surrender

It sounds like a paradox, but Jesus taught us with his life that the key to conquering death is surrendering to the Father in...

It’s All in the Surrender: A Lenten pastoral note from Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Several years ago, I was making a 30-day Ignatian silent retreat when a few days into the retreat I got a hankering for ice...

How to live as a modern disciple

What gave the early Christians the desire to leave behind their professions, travel to foreign lands and, in most cases, give their lives? Their...

Mary shows us where to find hope

Every time in history has its trials, but the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic is one that stands apart because its impact has been...

The story of the Christmas ambush

In the Garden of Eden, Satan convinced Adam and Eve to doubt God’s trustworthiness. He enticed them by telling them a lie, that they...

In Search of a Story: An Advent pastoral note from Archbishop Aquila

Brothers and Sisters, in my last pastoral note, on Ash Wednesday, I wrote of “Our Apostolic Moment,” this unique “change of eras” in which...

Synod can accelerate our missionary move

When I first learned that Pope Francis wanted to convoke a Synod on Synodality, I wondered how that would fit with what God the...

Honesty and closeness unlock the communion debate

Jesus was known for speaking directly and remaining close to sinners. He told the adulterous woman, “Go, and from now on do not sin...

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