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The prophetic voice of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope St. John XXIII sought to initiate a new period of optimistic engagement with the modern world by opening the Second Vatican Council in 1962. He spoke of opening the […]

Young adult event seeks to bridge English and Spanish-speaking communities

More than half of the Archdiocese of Denver is Hispanic, but the reality is that many young adult Catholic events in Denver do not reflect this statistic. A committee of […]

The Road to the Seminary

By Todd Smith When we reach adulthood, we choose careers to support ourselves and our loved ones.  Whether we become doctors, teachers, or maintenance workers, all vocations are essential to […]

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Reconciling the sins of the past

Father Randy Dollins is the Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Denver.  In this column, he shares some reflections on the Church in Colorado moving forward, […]

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The Catholic origins of Halloween

By Father Ángel Pérez-López, PhD, STL The word “Halloween” is a contraction of the expression “all hallows’ eve” or “all saints’ eve.” It is a deeply Catholic holiday. We must […]

Independent Review and Report FAQ

This FAQ is intended to be a brief summary of the Independent Review and its published report specific to the Archdiocese of Denver. The full report and a more detailed […]

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Independent Review Report: A message from Archbishop Aquila

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We must face the past and learn from it, and we must know if our children are safe today. Thanks to our ongoing vigilance, they are. […]

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The ideological hijacking of Pope St. John XXIII

ROME. With his liturgical memorial (October 11) falling on the fourth full day of the Special Synod for Amazonia, which sometimes seems bent on recycling every tried-and-failed nostrum from 1970s, […]

The Catholic Church has five new saints

With 50,000 people in attendance from all continents, Pope Francis declared John Henry Newman, Mother Giuseppina Vannini, Mother Mariam Thresia Mankidiyan, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays Catholic saints […]

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Historical clarity and today’s Catholic contentions

One of the curiosities of the 21st-century Catholic debate is that many Catholic traditionalists (especially integralists) and a high percentage of Catholic progressives make the same mistake in analyzing the […]

Q&A: How the Office of Child and Youth Protection helps keep kids safe

Protecting kids should be one of the highest priorities of all youth-serving institutions and organizations. In 2002, following the breakout of a terrible scandal within the Church, the United States […]

What is the Dallas Charter?

In 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) instituted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, more commonly known as the Dallas Charter. In it, […]