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Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

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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 […]

Saint Pope Paul VI’s first feast day is May 29 — celebrate and reflect

Pope Paul VI was certainly not the most popular pope of the 20th century. The two events that marked his pontificate were not short of controversy, debate and rejection: the […]

Columbine principal helped rebuild community through Catholic faith

“Mr. De” sat wide awake that night in his brother’s house. He was in disbelief at what had occurred. And, as a cradle Catholic, for the first time in his […]

How to talk to your kids about gun violence

With the development of technology and social media, even the youngest kids hear about the acts of mass violence that happen in schools and public places, or worse, experience them […]

Father Cuneo remembered as a man of great humility who virtuously ‘wore three hats’

As parish priest, military chaplain and teacher — these were the three ways in which Father James J. Cuneo served the Church during his 55 years of priesthood, leaving a […]

‘Development of doctrine’: An excuse to change Church teaching?

The concept of the “development of doctrine” has become an important topic of discussion for many people in the Church, including theologians, when considering whether changes can be made to […]

Leisure, work, and how to truly celebrate the holy days

“Well, it’s almost the weekend.” Who has not heard a co-worker utter this phrase on a Thursday or Friday morning? “The weekend” presents itself as a promise ready to fulfill […]

Overcoming scrupulosity with God’s mercy – and a therapist

Ignatius of Loyola, Alphonsus Liguori and Therese of Lisieux are only a few of the saints who suffered from scrupulosity on their path to sainthood. Their desire to follow God […]