Rocio Madera

Rocio Madera

Communications Specialist

Rocio is the Communications Specialist for both El Pueblo Católico and Denver Catholic.

Father John Vianney first Beatitudes priest to be ordained in Denver

On Nov. 7, the Community of the Beatitudes made history by ordaining the first member from their community in Denver. Father John Vianney Thanh Viet Thai, originally from Vietnam, was ordained a priest by Archbishop Samuel […]

(Almost) Saints: Six faithful Catholics on their way to sainthood

All Saints’ Day marks the perfect occasion to remember all of those in heaven who intercede for us here on earth. The Communion of Saints is vast and consists of […]

Beloved Arvada parish celebrates centennial anniversary

For the past 100 years, the Shrine of St. Anne Catholic Parish has joyfully served the community of Olde Town Arvada and surrounding areas.  On July 26, Shrine of St. Anne celebrated its 100th anniversary with a […]

Marquette method now taught in archdiocese as another tool for NFP-practicing couples

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an option to help Catholic families either achieve or avoid pregnancy, including spacing children. This practice observes and tracks fertility signs to accurately determine when a […]

August Rosary Crusade a powerful outpouring of prayer

In August, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila launched a Rosary Crusade to ask for Mary’s intercession and God’s protection during these uncertain times. He personally asked all Catholics to join him in praying the Rosary for 30 days.  “The last several months […]

St. Raphael’s to host first annual Hope and Healing conference

For more than a decade, St. Raphael Counseling Center has worked hard to help thousands of people and restore families and parish communities through counseling and mental health services. In […]

Q&A: New Bishop Machebeuf principal ‘excited and grateful’ to lead beloved high school

After an extensive search for the right person to lead Bishop Machebeuf High School, a few weeks ago the school finally announced the hiring of its new principal, Mr. William […]

Catholic Medical Association on why Coloradans should vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 115

A recent document compiled by the Denver chapter of the Catholic Medical Association examines fact-based and empirical evidence for why late term abortion is almost never necessary, and why Coloradans […]

Local ministry reassures those going through a divorce they’re ‘not alone’

Divorce seems to be a taboo subject in the Catholic Church; however, the Church still seeks to provide hope for individuals going through it. While marriage is a lifelong covenant […]

From a can of expanding foam to a ‘Piazza of Angels’

Last year, Father Rocco Porter, pastor at St. John XXII Church in Fort Collins, introduced the Undeniable Presence capital campaign, a five-year project that will shape the future of countless […]

Q&A: New book offers help and hope for divorced Catholics

Without a doubt, divorce is something that always impacts an entire family, and especially children. It is very important that divorced parents learn how to cope with this trauma and […]

Q&A: New HR director for Archdiocese of Denver ‘humbled’ to serve

At the beginning of this year, the Archdiocese of Denver welcomed its new Executive Director of Human Resources, Beth Link. Link brings an extensive human resources background to the Human […]