Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

Columnist

How St. John of the Cross can save your Advent season

Waiting is never easy. Time slows down and the mind tends to run uncontrollably. Yet, the Church teaches the art of waiting and uncovers its meaning and importance. Advent is […]

Q&A: Cardinal Stafford: “The Eucharist has been the center of my life”

On the dawn of his 60th anniversary of priestly ordination, Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, archbishop emeritus of Denver, reflects on the origins and fruits of his vocation. He will celebrate […]

The “O” Antiphons, a family-enriching tradition for Advent

As most people begin the Christmas celebrations after thanksgiving, Catholics are called to prepare for the coming of Jesus into their hearts and homes. The ancient monastic tradition of chanting […]

Q&A: Awakening Love, making a retreat amid daily tasks

Father Gregory Cleveland, author of Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs, belongs to the community of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and is the executive […]

When donating, be smart about it

It’s the end of the year and that means Thanksgiving, Christmas and year-end giving. Most annual donations occur in December –one-third to be exact – and 12 percent in the […]

Not your ‘this-could-be-for-anyone’ Christmas gift guide

With Christmas rapidly approaching, many of us run into the problem of finding great and unique gifts for our friends and relatives. For this reason, we have come up with […]

Black Catholics, heroic lives

We have chosen to honor four of the most influential African-American Catholics in the history of the United States during Black Catholic month. Three of them have canonization causes opened: […]

‘¡Viva Cristo Rey!’: Auxiliary bishop to celebrate Mass for immigrants and refugees

The Auxiliary Bishop of Denver, Jorge Rodriguez, will celebrate a Mass in Spanish for all immigrants and refugees at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Nov. 26, on the feast […]