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The Good News of Christmas: Salvation!

As a deacon at St. Thomas More parish, I am occasionally privileged to deliver homilies to our students at school Masses. A lover of Scripture (and a fourth year Catholic […]

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Cleansed and conformed to God’s will

“Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted” has long been one of my favorite hymns. Its tune, taken from the 16th century Genevan Psalter, is eminently singable. The hymn text […]

‘Forgiveness is a decision’: Abuse survivor shares journey of healing and faith

Growing up, Pat was a strong Catholic with a deep passion for her faith. “I knew all of the responses before Vatican II,” she said. “I knew all of the […]

Colorado Cistercian Trappist abbot remembered for his great hospitality

“I know God’s love for me and I trust in his mercy,” said Abbot Joseph M. Boyle, O.C.S.O, of St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colo., not long before he died […]

This Advent, go from self-accusation to self-affirmation

Rather than joyful people who radiate a unique light and bring flavor to a salt-less world, many times Catholics get lost in the wave of unfamiliar faces that reflect worry […]

Capuchin Poor Clares celebrate 30 years in Denver

The first Capuchin Poor Clares who set foot in the Mile-High city to stay arrived on the chilly morning of Nov. 17, 1988, from the Mexican city of Irapuato. Ten […]

An eye for beauty: Shop features unique sacred art

“May you always find beauty!” That was the response of Hildegard Letbetter’s mother to her then 6-year-old’s found treasure in post-World War II rubble on the way to the Cologne […]

Small Boulder parish like family

With just 200 registered families, St. Martin de Porres Parish in Boulder feels more like a large extended family than a church congregation, say the pastor and parishioners. Founded in […]

Join local Catholic nonprofits in #GivingTuesday movement

‘Tis the season to do good, but especially on Giving Tuesday. Americans are more generous than ever, according to a report by Giving USA, especially on Giving Tuesday, an online […]

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Crisis response must remember the spiritual stakes

Everyone expected the meeting of bishops this past week to be monumentally important, but no one expected the Vatican to intervene the way it did. Even though I was disappointed […]

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Vatican autocracy and the U.S. bishops

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore on the weekend of Nov. 10-11, it seemed certain that, after a day of prayer, penance, and reflection on the Church’s sexual abuse […]

Some fun facts about Black Catholic History Month

The Church has designated November as Black Catholic History Month since 1990 when the National Black Clergy Caucus of the United States instigated it.  November seemed appropriate because it holds […]