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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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, […]

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Individual and cultural deafness

“Ephphatha!” proclaimed the Lord—“Be opened!” We heard this proclamation in the Gospel this Sunday (Mk 7:34) as Jesus healed a man who was deaf and mute.  All who witnessed this […]

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Eucharistic vitality

Dan is a dear friend of mine.  He is a young man from here in Denver whose family I have known for years.  Dan has trisomy 21—Down syndrome—a genetic condition […]

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The Resurrection: God’s love is stronger than death

This week began for me with joyous celebration. On Wednesday, July 18, I was installed as the fifth archbishop, and eighth bishop, of the Archdiocese of Denver. The celebration began […]