Mark Haas

Mark Haas

Columnist

Archdiocese of Denver’s news publications honored with 15 Catholic Press Awards

Coverage of the More Than You Realize conference and reporting on social justice issues were among the 15 honors the Catholic Press Association awarded the Denver Catholic and El Pueblo […]

From Columbine to Christ: “Not only did God lead me out of Columbine, he was leading me to himself.”

Every school day for almost two years, Jenica Thornby would spend her lunch hour in the library at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Every day, except April 20, 1999. […]

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Colorado editorial boards weigh in on dioceses’ historic agreement with Attorney General

“The Catholic Dioceses of Colorado should have reported to authorities any and all accusations of sexual abuse decades ago, but we must praise the development that finally came Tuesday when […]

Seeking justice, transparency and accountability, archdiocese voluntarily enters agreement with Colorado attorney general

With a desire to “shine the bright light of transparency” on the tragedy of sexual abuse of minors within the Church, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has announced that the […]

Christmas homilies help visitors see the Church is ‘a good place to be’

The pews are packed, and the parking lot is like I-25 at rush hour. It’s no secret — Christmas Masses are a bit more crowded than your average Sunday. “It […]

We are listening: Part two of comments from the Promise page

On Sept. 7, the Archdiocese of Denver launched archden.org/promise as an online resource for information about how we handle allegations of sexual abuse of minors and other abuse here in […]

We are listening: Responses to comments from the Promise page

On Sept. 7, the Archdiocese of Denver launched archden.org/promise as an online resource for information about how we handle allegations of sexual abuse of minors and other misconduct here in […]

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Context for covering the ‘crisis’ in the Church

The Catholic Church has reduced the number of alleged offenses of sexual abuse of minors by 95 percent. If you take just one thing from this article, it’s that from […]

Local priests produce Catholic Stuff podcast for ‘New Evangelization’

Scroll through the iTunes reviews of the Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast, and you’ll find comparisons to Bill & Ted and Beavis and Butthead. The priests who produce the […]

Soup kitchen saved, prayers answered at parish ministry in Aurora

Sitting in her small office at the Friends of St. Andrew Hospitality Center in Aurora, Siobhan Latimer focuses her eyes on a small statue of Jesus and holds back tears […]

Denver media remembers ‘rockstar’ pope

Mike Landess and Gary Shapiro went to Rome to interview Pope John Paul II. Kathy Walsh was at the airport when the pope arrived in Denver. Jim Benemann remembers President […]

Denver priests win first Colorado Priests Softball Game

When shortstop Fr. Darrick Leier stepped to the plate in the first inning with the bases loaded, the former college athlete knew he had a chance to do something big. […]