Carmen Elena Villa

Columnist

WYD marked a milestone in their lives

The life and faith of thousands of youth of the time was deeply impacted and transformed by World Youth Day Denver 1993. The fruit of their participation in the event […]

El Pueblo Católico returns: A request from readers

The directors of El Pueblo Católico, the archdiocesan Spanish newspaper, decided to change its name to Denver Catholic en Español after its 20th anniversary with the objective of unifying both […]

They were fathers and became saints

Fatherhood is undoubtedly a sure path to holiness. Being a faithful husband, educating one’s children in the faith and having Jesus at the center are all concrete ways of living […]

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in New Mexico reportedly began to cry

Hundreds of faithful Catholics are going on pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hobbs, N.M., where reportedly, a bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe began to shed […]

‘Baptize your son,’ her friend insisted. Now he’s a priest.

Angela Brown and Maria Delfin were great friends in school and lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. One day, they decided to make a mutual promise: “When I have my […]

A Man of His Word: New documentary gives personal glimpse into Pope Francis’ pontificate

How can the name and works of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the greatest and most inspiring saints, be performed in the 21st century? How is the Church called […]

‘Do you love me?’: This question central to newly ordained’s priesthood, Archbishop says

During his homily at the May 19 priest ordination, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told the five new priests that Jesus is asking them again: “Do you love me?” The archbishop […]

What being a saint does not mean

In his apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), Pope Francis speaks simply and concretely about the type of holiness that all baptized Christians are called to in […]

The saints ‘next door’

Every Christian has a goal, a longing in their heart, a yearning to become a saint. Yes, a saint. It’s not about holding an important office in the ecclesiastical hierarchy […]

Paul, Apostle of Christ captures what it is to live, die for Christ

If there could be a word to describe the new film Paul, Apostle of Christ, it could be “martyrdom” — martyrdom suffered by the first Christians persecuted by Paul himself […]

What it’s like to play Jesus in the Way of the Cross play

Moisés Martin, a member of the young adults group at Queen of Peace Parish in Aurora, will be personifying Jesus at the bilingual Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) play […]

“Don’t say that you’re too young!”: Four men ordained to the transitional diaconate

During the diaconate ordination this past Saturday, February 10th, in The Cathedral Basilica of The Immaculate Conception in Denver, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told the four candidates to not feel […]