Roxanne King

Roxanne King

Columnist

Parishes invited to host Silver Rose liturgy in tribute to Mary

A rose made of Mexican silver to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe as patroness of the Americas and of the pro-life movement is currently touring through Colorado. The Silver Rose […]

Fresh Start program frees those ensnared by payday loans

After two years of struggling with homelessness and staying with relatives, when she landed a fulltime job in 2017, Judith Quintana was determined to make it on her own. She […]

There’s a way for everyone to uphold sanctity of human life

March 25 marked the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s papal encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, “The Gospel of Life,” which promoted the sanctity of human life and addressed the issues […]

Nonprofit Catholic medical clinic committed to serving COVID-19 patients

On March 23, Bella Health & Wellness began offering a drive-through clinic for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. It fit perfectly with the nonprofit medical practice’s mission. “To have our community […]

Honored for 50 years of service at Cabrini Shrine, man says it’s been ‘blessing after blessing’

Every workday, facilities manager Tom Francis starts his morning the same way. He enters the chapel at Mother Cabrini Shrine on Lookout Mountain, turns on the lights and addresses a […]

Five books to help you reboot your spiritual life this Lent

Lent provides the opportunity for a spiritual restart. Below are descriptions of five excellent books and comments from the authors on how they aim to help you. Click on the […]

Archdiocese’s most senior priest, Father Purfield, dies at 93

Father James Purfield, who marked his 65th anniversary as a priest last year and was the eldest priest in the Denver Archdiocese, died Feb. 19. He was 93. During his long […]

Benedictine priest was last surviving monk of Holy Cross Abbey

Benedictine Father Michael Murray, who was the last surviving monk of Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City, died Dec. 14. He was 83. He had been a monk 63 years […]

New choir brings sounds of Renaissance to modern Mass

There’s a new sacred choir in the Archdiocese of Denver and its name conveys its mission: Gaudium Verum, which is Latin for “True Joy.” “We want to offer a glimpse […]

Domus Pacis offers respite to families battling life-threatening illness

In 1997, when Marylouise “Duck” White-Petteruti’s mother was dying of lung cancer and life seemed stripped of all joy, Duck, a native Chicagoan, knew a trip to the Colorado mountains […]

Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Aquila call Catholic laity and clergy to be ‘faithful echoes’ of the Church

Last week the Archdiocese of Denver served as a launch-pad for a movement to rally Catholic laity and clergy in rekindling their zeal for holiness and evangelization in response to […]

Memorial blessing, Mass and meal offer lost veterans a way back to God

On the morning of Sept. 28, some 200 people watched auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez bless the Colorado Freedom Memorial grounds, the glass wall listing all Coloradans killed in war, and […]