Archbishop Aquila responds to Germany’s synodal path that could impact the universal Church

As the bishops of Germany move forward with a synodal path that could impact the entire Church, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is releasing an open letter to his fellow bishops, especially those in Germany.  The letter was written over […]


Archbishop: Eucharistic Coherence is a question of love

On April 14, 2021 America Magazine, as part of its ongoing “Conversations” in America Media, published an article I wrote entitled: “For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we […]

Now is the time to remember your story

When one is close to the events of history, it can be hard to have an objective perspective on their significance, but it does seem that recent events place us […]

Our Apostolic Moment: Archbishop Aquila issues Lenten pastoral note to the faithful of Denver

STARTING ASH WEDNESDAY: Join Archbishop Aquila in praying a 54-day Rosary novena for a renewal of mission in the Archdiocese of Denver, ending on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11). To […]

Sailing through uncharted waters

The feeling of being in uncharted territory is one that many of us are experiencing these days. When I consulted with Bishops Berg and Sheridan this past March and jointly […]

Archbishop: In this time of need, join me for a Rosary Crusade

When God chose to enter the world to save us, he chose Mary, whose deep faith provided the way for Jesus to come among us. She believed in the words […]


St. Benedict’s wisdom for our times 

“Let us get up then, at last, for the Scriptures rouse us,” the Rule of St. Benedict urges us. “Let us open our eyes to the light … and our […]


Ending the ‘Eucharistic fast’ of 2020

It has been more than 50 days since Mass was celebrated publicly in the Archdiocese of Denver. The sacrifices made by both the laity and clergy have been substantial, and for most […]

Full text from Archbishop Aquila’s Chrism Mass homily

We gather today, to bless the oils and to renew our priestly call. It is very strange sitting in an empty church, without you my brothers here, and having to […]


The Grace of the Resurrection Breaks Through Quarantines and Death

The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead was a shock. The idea that he would truly rise from the dead seemed far from the minds of the disciples and the […]


The Gospel of Life: Medicine for our times

It has been 25 years since St. John Paul II released his landmark encyclical Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life – which made a significant contribution to the Church’s […]


Coronavirus (COVID-19) should cause reflection, not panic

Lent is a time during which Catholics return to the basic practices of the faith – prayer, fasting and almsgiving – to promote deeper conversion in our hearts. This Lent, […]