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Opinion: There is cause for hope amid dire reports of clergy sexual abuse of minors

By Vincent Carroll This Dec. 13, 2019 opinion column was originally published by the Denver Post. When will it end, many Catholics must wearily wonder. And not only Catholics. Anyone […]

Colorado Catholic Conference wants you to use your voice in this legislative session

Colorado’s legislative session started Jan. 8, and this year our legislators will be debating several issues and bills that all Catholics and people of faith should be concerned about. As […]

Colorado residents celebrate life and urge others to protect unborn children

Thousands of people raised their voices Jan. 11 and marched in the Celebrate Life March and Rally outside the Colorado State Capitol to call for human rights for unborn babies […]

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The Two Popes: Baloney, brilliantly acted

I first met Pope Emeritus Benedict in June 1988; over the next three decades, I’ve enjoyed many lengthy conversations and interviews with him, including a bracing discussion covering many topics […]

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The Reformation: Why it matters and how you can learn more about it

It is hard to think of an event that shaped the modern world more than the Reformation. Not only did it split the Church in Western Europe, it also split […]

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 […]

Will 2020 bring pro-life momentum to state legislatures?

By Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency Pro-life advocates are hopeful that 2020 will see the pro-life movement building on its victories from the past year, despite court challenges and efforts by […]

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The Martini Curve revisited

Pope Francis concluded his pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia by invoking the memory of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ, who died in September 2012. The Holy Father recalled that, […]

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The One Pope

The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced, textured, and sympathetic portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Concerned Catholics: A Few Suggestions

During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on January 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year […]

Denver Catholic’s top 20 most popular stories of 2019

As we come to the end of 2019, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the year and see what our top 20 most popular […]

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Christmas, freedom, and obedience

On December 17, the day the first “O Antiphon” signaled the intensification of preparations for Christmas, the Church read the genealogy of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel: writing for a predominantly […]