Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Columnist

There is nothing better than the Catholic Thanksgiving meal

More than a succulent dinner on a Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is a family celebration meant to rejoice in the gift of life and the goods we possess. Yet, as […]

Beyond the political debate, the ‘Caravan’ are a people in need

The caravan of thousands of Hondurans that migrated from the city of San Pedro Sula Oct. 12 has rapidly become a topic of political debate both in Honduras and in […]

Q&A: Christians must be ‘restless’ in desire to evangelize

In anticipation of his Nov. 6 presentation at the Saint John Paul II Lecture Series in Denver on his new book The Evangelizing Parish, Cardinal Francis Arinze, former Prefect of […]

Discovering a hidden face of World War II: ‘The Holocaust by Bullets’

Standing by a mass grave in a small Ukrainian village while listening to the stories told by the dozens of elderly witnesses of the execution of the last Jewish victims […]

Aging with grace: An internal renewal

The Bible often associates the passing of age with wisdom, reverence and fruitfulness. “We do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner man is being […]

The five traits of an Evangelizing Parish

Far from being a place where people can hide and live comfortably, the parish is a Eucharistic community that is called to “launch into the deep” because it is, “by […]

Becoming ‘The First Educators’ of our children

Seeing the need for a renewal of Catholic culture in families and society, and desiring to fulfill their vocations in the process, six dads from St. Mary’s Parish in Littleton […]

Hopes for the October Synod on Young People

Being met with hope by some and suspicion by others, in light of the recent sex-abuse scandals and the nature of the topics being discussed, the Synod of Bishops on […]

Encounter Mother Teresa’s ‘joyful and personal’ presence in exhibit coming to Denver

In times of turbulence and confusion, Catholics have the light of the saints to remind them of the fundamental aspects of their faith with the example of their lives and […]

Responding in faith to the current crisis

“In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to […]

Giving and discipleship journey hand-in-hand

“Remember the poor,” was the only condition given to St. Paul by Sts. Peter, James and John before leaving to minister to the Gentiles (Gal 2: 10). By “the poor” […]

Love Your Marriage retreats help marriages to thrive, remain holy

Richard and Megan Burks’ marriage was good: They served as Eucharistic minsters at Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Aurora, and while there was nothing necessarily wrong with their relationship, […]