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Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

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Don’t waste these ‘channels of grace’ as you prepare for Easter without Communion

It is a time of hope and gratitude – that’s how God may be calling us to live this Lenten season in which all of us have given up more […]

How the Church has cared for life from conception to natural death

From the beginning, the Christian principles of charity brought a novelty to the world. They were inspired by Christ’s own call to see in him the hungry, the naked, the […]

Mass cancellations: Are we lacking in faith?

As dioceses across the world have decided to cancel Mass due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many faithful have asked various questions concerning the value of the Eucharist and what […]

The benefits of consecration to St. Joseph and his ‘necessary’ patronage

Saint Joseph was given the mission to protect, guide and provide for two people conceived without sin, Mary and Jesus, which means that he himself had to be a very […]

As COVID-19 spreads, will we be more like the saints?

How would the saints act if they were in our position? The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has certainly caused various reactions – some have chosen to monitor the situation while others […]

Archbishop Aquila, clergy and faithful express gratitude for Archbishop Chaput

For Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and many Colorado clergy and lay members, the deep influence that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput exerted during his time as Archbishop of Denver is still […]

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 […]