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September is Suicide Awareness Month

By Dr. Michelle Connor Harris, St. Raphael Counseling Worldwide pandemic. Economic collapse. Riots and social unrest. Devastating tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires. So far, 2020 feels like the plot of some […]


Resisting the stigma of mental illness

Dr. Michelle Connor Harris serves as the Clinical Director for St. Raphael Counseling. Imagine that you live in ancient Rome and you are feeling sad and hopeless.  The Colosseum holds […]

Why We Stargaze

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ is the director of the Vatican Observatory, Specola Vaticana. His book, Would you Baptize an Extraterrestrial?, written with Father Paul Mueller, […]


Returning to Mass amid COVID-19: How worried should we be?

Deacon Rob Lanciotti is a permanent deacon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Collins and holds a doctoral degree in Microbiology. He was employed as a virologist for the […]

Build family, think adventure!

Luke Hlavin is the Assistant Camp Director for Annunciation Heights. Adventure. Faith. Fun. These three words are at the core of the Annunciation Heights mission.  And this summer, more than […]

Catholic moral wisdom in the time of COVID-19

Joshua Evans, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Ethics at Regis University in Denver. In the recent weeks we have seen a beautiful flowering of support for the […]

Marriage matters: Three verbs to strengthen your marriage

Steve and Bridget Patton hold master’s degrees in theology and counseling and serve as family life ministers for the Diocese of Sacramento. Calamities can bring out the best and the […]

Retreat at Home: Take a Gratitude Walk

Veronica Szczygiel is the Assistant Director of Online Learning at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. In times of trouble, our hearts long for peace and turn to God. One […]


Priests Without People

Fr. Paul D. Scalia is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, VA, where he serves as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy. The priest came in…and took out the altar stone […]

Easter lesson for kids at 375º

Michelle DiFranco is a designer and the busy mom of three children.  My daughter once asked me, “Mom, what is the best thing that’s ever happened to you?” I immediately […]

Ten Things to do with your Kid(s) during Quarantine from Annunciation Heights 

Kyle Mills is the CEO and Executive Director of Annunciation Heights Youth and Family Camp in Estes Park. Our mission at Annunciation Heights is to serve youth and families.  It’s a […]

What are the preeminent life issues?

By Father Luis Granados, dcjm As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae, an old question reappears in our conversations: Can we still talk about preeminent life issues? Are […]