Makena Clawson

Makena Clawson


Five local Catholic podcasts with a global reach

While Denver is home to many new apostolates in the New Evangelization, it’s not surprising that it’s also home to several podcasts striving to proclaim the Gospel in this way. […]

Young adult event seeks to bridge English and Spanish-speaking communities

More than half of the Archdiocese of Denver is Hispanic, but the reality is that many young adult Catholic events in Denver do not reflect this statistic. A committee of […]

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 […]