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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).

‘Were not our hearts burning?’: An Advent pastoral note from Archbishop Aquila

This past Summer, I celebrated the tenth anniversary of my installation as Archbishop of Denver. In reflecting back, one theme that stands out is...

The Eucharist can transform your entire being

In my last column, I wrote about the Eucharist as the food we need to spiritually survive and flourish in our secular culture. Jesus...

The Eucharist: Food for the cultural desert

For months, the clergy and faithful of the archdiocese have been discussing and praying about how we are called to live out our faith...

Archdiocesan Synod: Divine intimacy heals divisions and empowers

When I reflect on my experience of the Archdiocesan Synod, Jesus is active in healing his people and empowering us for mission. He calls...

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...

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