Makena Clawson

Makena Clawson

Writer

Catholic Charities’ Kinship ministry serves grandparents, others cast into parenting roles

Every month, a Catholic Charities program called Kinship Caregivers serves over 60 families where the primary caregiver is not the child’s parent, but another family member, often a grandparent. For […]

Local artists choose life in pro-life art show

For someone who’s always been in love with art, it’s not surprising that Brett Lempe first encountered God through beauty. Lempe, a 25-year-old Colorado native, used his talent for art […]

A bold step for priestly formation, and now a leader in the New Evangelization

In 1994, the seminary in Denver, St. Thomas Seminary, closed its doors. St. John Vianney Theological Seminary opened five years later after a prophetic plan put into place by Cardinal […]

Machebeuf basketball star traded success playing hoops for a solitary life of prayer

Shelly Pennefather led the Bishop Machebeuf High School girls’ basketball team to victory in every game she played in. It was not surprising to her friends and classmates that she […]

Take a walk through Colorado’s Catholic history

It’s hard to imagine just 150 years ago, Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf traveled in his covered wagon establishing different mission churches in Colorado. Two other priests, Father J.J. Gibbons and […]