She wasn’t Catholic when she started going to Catholic school. Now she and five others are.

Emily Maerz was in first grade when she decided that she wanted to be baptized, thus starting her journey into the Catholic Church. Her grandparents, Sharon and Brad Maerz, have […]

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Finding God in all things

There is, to be sure, a stress within the Biblical tradition that God is radically other: “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” […]

Late deacon escaped Vietnam during war, ministered to refugees

Deacon Joseph Van Tam Le, 97, passed away peacefully on the evening of July 18, 2019. Deacon Joseph was assigned to Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs in Wheat Ridge throughout his […]

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Abiding in the truth of Christ 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory” (John 1:14). John describes Jesus as the Word, the eternally begotten Son of the Father, […]

Teachers’ union abortion declaration a threat to education, Catholic critics say

A new declaration by the nation’s largest teachers’ union is causing some in Catholic education to raise their eyebrows in alarm. Earlier this month, the National Education Association (NEA) adopted […]

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What every Catholic should know

Catholic literacy has been in steady decline. A recent Pew poll revealed that only 50% of Catholics know that the Church teaches that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. […]

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Is religious freedom disappearing?

If you have been following the recent political debates and the rulings being made by our courts, you will see that we seem to be at a turning point when […]

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Extraordinary coincidence, contemporary lesson

Forty years after Pope John Paul II bent the course of the 20th century in a more humane direction during his first pilgrimage to his Polish homeland in June 1979, […]

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Lessons in virtue from Apollo 11

Fifty years ago this week, the crew of Apollo 11, the world’s latest heroes, were doing decidedly unheroic things: napping, drinking beer, playing cards, reading magazines, and otherwise killing time […]

Take a walk through Colorado’s Catholic history

It’s hard to imagine just 150 years ago, Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf traveled in his covered wagon establishing different mission churches in Colorado. Two other priests, Father J.J. Gibbons and […]

Parishes invited to host Silver Rose liturgy in tribute to Mary

A rose made of Mexican silver to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe as patroness of the Americas and of the pro-life movement is currently on its way from Canada through […]

The life of Catholics in Pakistan

“It is a vibrant church,” Archbishop of Lahore, Sebastian Francis Shaw, OFM, who recently made a visit to Denver told the Denver Catholic, describing the Catholic community in Pakistan. Lahore […]