Waiting and watching for Christ’s arrival

“As we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” These words from the liturgy perfectly summarize the spiritual disposition we should cultivate during Advent. Similar […]


Books for Christmas 2019

Resist the twitterization of thought — give books for Christmas! The following titles will delight, instruct, edify (or all of the above): Churchill: Walking with Destiny, by Andrew Roberts (Viking): […]


A last chance for Australian justice

My late parents loved Cardinal George Pell, whom they knew for decades. So I found it a happy coincidence that, on November 12 (which would have been my parents’ 70th […]


An occasion worth celebrating

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”  Hebrews 12:1 I love […]

Spreading hope and mercy to the persecuted Christians of Lebanon

One local apostolate hopes to use the good cheer of the Christmas season to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Beginning Dec. 14, St. Rafka’s Mission of Hope and […]


Letter to the editor: The big picture on clerical sex abuse in the Church

The following is an unsolicited letter submitted by a reader. As a father of two and a cradle Roman Catholic, I am disgusted with the abuse of children by clergy […]

The 2019 Denver Catholic Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of year already! Without further ado, here is the official Denver Catholic Christmas Gift Guide for 2019. Books/Media We’re all glued to our phones or a screen […]

Joyful Expectation: In Advent, be intentional about waiting

It’s been said in recent years that roughly 60 percent of news readers only read headlines. That means that for every four of you reading this, six others glanced at […]

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency It was a pleasant November morning in downtown Denver when volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up tents for distributing new puffy winter coats, […]


Celebrate Black Catholic History Month ‘for the greater glory of God’

By Kateri Joda Williams “For the greater glory of God.” That is the reason all Catholics celebrate the heritage and contributions of Blacks in Catholic Christianity during the month of […]

Samaritan House offers residents a homestyle Thanksgiving

It’s the time of year when friends, co-workers, or fellow parishioners ask each other: “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” For many, the answer involves gatherings with family and friends […]


The reformed liturgy, 50 years later

Fifty years ago, on November 30, 1969, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Rite of the Mass, approved by […]