Carmen Elena Villa

Columnist

The voice of the Church against contraceptives

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, on human life in which Pope Paul VI spoke of married love amid the new challenges […]

Bishop Rodriguez: The excitement of seeing the “Tilma” brings you to tears

Auxiliary Bishop of Denver Jorge Rodriguez referred to all those who have had the opportunity of visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe and passed under the “Tilma” of St. Juan Diego […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe by the numbers

“From heaven, a beautiful morning light, the Guadalupan, came down to Tepeyac. Between the roses, on the tilma, she deigned to leave us her beloved image.” This is a rendering of […]

God’s love has no walls

The Sunday after Thanksgiving took on special meaning for the immigrant community in northern Colorado. On the solemnity of Christ the King, Bishop Jorge H. Rodriguez celebrated a Spanish-language Mass […]

Q&A: Bishop Jorge H. Rodríguez reflects on first year of his episcopate

Bishop Jorge Rodríguez spoke with Denver Catholic in Spanish about his first year as a bishop, the new tasks he’s taken on, and the reflections that have come to mind […]

The first martyrs of America

The recent canonization of Cristobal, Antonio, and Juan, officially declared the new saints as the first martyrs of the New World. The 12 and 13-year-old saints were murdered between the […]

Stanley Francis Rother, a shepherd who didn’t run

Father Stanley Francis Rother, an Oklahoma native, knew his life was in danger. Why? Because he was a missionary priest in Santiago de Atitlán, Guatemala, an area affected by the […]

For Christ alone: Andrea Polito added to the Order of Virgins

It was April 6, 2012—Good Friday—and 26-year-old Andrea Polito was doing what many Catholics do on that sacred day: She was praying at the foot of the cross. The pediatric […]

Cardinal O’Malley visits Denver’s Annunciation Parish

Even though the horizon looks bleak when it comes to immigration and end-of-life issues, there is hope, says the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley. The cardinal, who is […]

Archbishop to consecrate archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima Oct. 13

“I want to announce that this coming Oct. 13, I will be consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima, entrusting to her Immaculate Heart the entire Archdiocese of Denver […]

The last testament of Benedict XVI

How does he spend his days in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery? What led him to make the difficult decision to renounce the pontificate? These and other questions are answered by […]

Endow Denver launches Hispanic division

The small signs of chivalry towards woman—opening the car door, giving up the seat on the bus—is part of a “silent recognition” of that greatness. This was said by auxiliary […]