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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 […]

Father Joseph Blanco remembered for his servant’s heart, generosity

Father Joseph Blanco, a priest of 36 years for the Archdiocese of Denver, died peacefully May 13. He was 80 years old. A Colorado native, Father Blanco lived his life […]

Q&A: Archdiocese of Denver’s new Chief Financial Officer ‘honored’ to serve

After a long search, the Archdiocese of Denver recently welcomed Brenda Cannella as its new Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of the year. Cannella brings extensive experience and knowledge […]

‘I prayed every day’: Local Catholic shares her experience of having COVID-19

While it seems that we are gradually adapting to our “new normal,” the coronavirus pandemic has surely left an impact on the world, and especially on those who have had […]

Colorado late-term abortion ban will officially be on the November ballot 

It’s official: Colorado voters will have the opportunity to ban late-term abortion in the state later this year.  The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday that the Due Date Too Late campaign collected enough signatures […]

Catholic high school seniors remain positive amid ‘roller-coaster’ school year

Senior year is supposed to be the best year of a high schooler’s education. Who knew that in 2020, it would also be the weirdest? The coronavirus pandemic has forced […]

Catholic school students get surprise call from Bishop Barron

Last week, local Catholic school students got the surprise of a lifetime. Over the past few weeks, Sister Mary Louise, religion teacher at Sts. Peter & Paul STEM School has […]

‘An act of love’: Local Catholics sew masks for frontline workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has made wearing a face mask an essential and normal part of everyone’s life. In April, the CDC began recommending that everyone wear a cloth mask in […]

You can help form the future generation of Catholic leaders

The annual Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal (ACA) is the primary source of funding for many offices, parishes, and ministries from the Archdiocese of Denver. It benefits and provides services to not […]