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Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

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After decades of anticipation, northern Colorado will have its first Catholic high school

“No one hesitated to remind me that it was the fourth feasibility study for a Catholic high school in northern Colorado,” Dr. Margo Barnhart humorously told the Denver Catholic, stressing […]

Why the Bible is Catholic

On Jan. 26, Catholics celebrated the first-ever “Sunday of the Word of God,” as designated by Pope Francis. It is thus fitting to recall why Catholics should be deeply grateful […]

Was Jesus a pacifist? Understanding just-war theory in a nuclear age

As tensions intensify in the Middle East and in relations between the United States and foreign countries, so does the fear of a possible nuclear war – and nobody wants […]

A homework assignment led to 50 years of priesthood

Monsignor Robert Amundsen found his vocation in an unlikely way — while working on a homework assignment in 4th grade. He was a student at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic […]

Why does the Church have ‘saints’?

Most Catholics grew up seeing altars and candles before statues or images of saints at church, becoming accustomed to the use the word “saint” only when it came to very […]

Q&A: Why Catholics should listen to G.K. Chesterton when it comes to history

Even experts struggle to categorize the man of the thick mustache, tiny glasses and iconic hat that was often seen wearing a cape and smoking a cigar — and rightly […]

The Eucharist throughout history: A timeline

A recent Pew survey found that two-thirds of Catholics do not believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, but that it is a mere symbol. This serves as […]

Five Hispanic-American saints perhaps you didn’t know

The American continent has had its share of saints in the last five centuries. People will find St. Juan Diego, St. Rose of Lima or St. Martin de Porres among […]

Denver’s first Catholic classical high school opens under patronage of Our Lady of Victory

Nearly half a millennium ago, thousands of Catholics heeded Pope Pius V’s call to pray the Rosary requesting Our Lady’s intercession for the deliverance of Europe from Turkish invasion. In […]

Seeds being sowed for new parishes

“It’s not that often that bishops are able to announce the kind of good news I am about to share with you,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila wrote in a column […]

Get away to pray: Encounter God at one of these retreat places near Denver this summer

Beyond the never-ending debate of whether summer is better than winter or vice versa, there is no doubt that the green, flowers and fauna of the warmer days of the […]

The Catholic origins of The Lord of the Rings and other truths about J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work,” J.R.R. Tolkien himself admitted. And although the new movie carrying his name highlighted the fact that […]