Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Our Shepherd

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).

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The mission of every Christian: to proclaim Christ

Over the past few months, people have given me a lot of advice. “You’re doing a good job,” they’ll say “but here’s what the Church should really do…” Some of […]

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November holy days, death and Church unity

November is the month in which the Church remembers the departed—those who have gone before us into the mystery of death, earnestly hoping for resurrection in Christ Jesus. On Nov. […]

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Let your faith be your guide in the voting booth

Last week at the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City, Cardinal Timothy Dolan reminded Catholics of our obligation to the “uns” of this world. As Christians, he said, […]

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China’s one-child policy and us

Last week the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature was announced in Stockholm, Sweden.  The winner is Guan Moye, a Chinese author who uses the pen name “Mo Yan.” Yan’s winning […]

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Proclaim the hope of Christ in the desert of contemporary life

More than we realize, landscapes shape the contours of our souls. The plains of eastern Colorado condition us to understand the sheer magnitude of our world, and our own smallness […]

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Year of Faith a call to see and live in accord with the truth

A lot of people thought Frank Sheed was insane. Sheed was a well-educated lawyer, a well-trained theologian, and the owner of a successful publishing company.  And yet Frank Sheed loved […]

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Great change can start with small acts of love

When Marie Francis Martin was 10 years old, her father offered her painting lessons. Marie loved art and dreamed of painting beautiful masterpieces. But before she could accept the lessons, […]

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Following the Lord’s plan

At the age of 15, Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was given the gift of faith. Of that year, he writes: “a great change of thought took place in me.  […]

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The election and responsible Christian citizenship

Religious commentators often decry that public morality is dead—that secularism has rendered us a culture entirely devoid of moral values or judgments about our responsibilities to one another. Perhaps there […]

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Christ: The answer to the dictatorship of relativism

Last week I was talking with a friend about abortion.  My friend, who is not Catholic, has pro-abortion political positions, and I pointed out to him the simple, biological fact […]

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True food, true drink

If you haven’t read Graham Greene’s “The Power and the Glory,” you should.  Like all of Greene’s work, the novel is compelling—and deeply Catholic. In fact, “The Power and the […]

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On the Assumption, Eucharist and hope

Today, throughout Italy people are celebrating. They’re lighting fireworks, holding feasts and gathering for parades. At the climax of their parades, a statue of the Blessed Mother, crowned with flowers, […]