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 on its way from Canada through […]

Archdiocese acquires well-known mortuary in central Denver

To fulfill its corporal work of mercy of burying the dead, the archdiocese operates two cemeteries — Mount Olivet in Wheat Ridge and St. Simeon in Aurora — as well […]

A holy Church begins with you

Even as the Catholic Church deals with the disgrace and shame of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and moves forward with repentance and renewal, it is challenging as faithful not […]

Catholic ministries aim to serve every need of at-risk women

From providing emergency shelter to women who find themselves homeless, to offering them transitional housing as they gain the stability of a job and save for their own home, to […]

Longtime organist was a business exec with zest for life

Sage Ann Scheer, a trained classical pianist who shared her talents as organist at Denver’s Risen Christ Church for more than 40 years, died April 26. She was 71. While […]

Q&A: Signs to look for, ways to help youth with mental health or substance issues

Last year, spurred by suicide clusters among middle- and high-school age youths, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released the results of a study that notes substance use and abuse, as […]

Father Medrano restored boyhood parish to original beauty, helped needy souls

He preached unconditional love, to always forgive and to refrain from judging. Knowing that the truth sets one free and frees others to walk in truth, he was an open […]

Walking from St. Louis to Denver, pilgrim spreads word about holy woman Julia Greeley

On Ash Wednesday mendicant pilgrim Ann Sieben began walking from St. Louis, Mo., to Denver, traveling to sites where ex-slave Julia Greeley worked as a domestic in the 1800s, to […]

Border mission instills education and hope in poor

Long before migrant caravans and controversial Trump administration immigration policies began dominating headlines last year, a Catholic mission in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, led by a humble Denver priest, was tirelessly […]

Q&A: Deepen your prayer habits this Lent

Best-selling author Father Jacques Philippe is a native of France whose books have become classics of contemporary Catholic spirituality. A Beatitudes Community priest, Father Philippe is a sought-after retreat master who […]

Mental health services complement academic, faith formation

How Dick or Jane learn, behave or handle their emotions can point to mental disorders, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and behavior disorders being the most common diagnosed, according to a Centers for […]

Franciscan food truck nourishes souls and bodies

In November, Capuchin Franciscan Friars serving in Denver joined the increasingly popular food truck trend, but with some key twists. Like their food truck counterparts, they are drawing fans offering something special — in their case, fresh, healthy […]