Columbine principal helped rebuild community through Catholic faith

“Mr. De” sat wide awake that night in his brother’s house. He was in disbelief at what had occurred. And, as a cradle Catholic, for the first time in his […]

Blessed ‘Conchita’ a model for wives, mothers and lovers of Christ

Can a married woman say that her soul belongs to Christ? Can a mother find time to pray, receive daily communion and attend spiritual direction? Can a widow, after having […]

A home for our fathers: Prophet Elijah House officially opened for retired priests

Life is coming full circle for several retired priests in the Archdiocese of Denver. “This is a coming home for our priests,” Deacon Mark Wolbach told a crowd of more […]

Family finds strength in faith after ‘devastating’ diagnosis of ‘rare sisters’

Cecilia Fries had just received her first reconciliation, First Communion and confirmation when she told her mom something deeply profound. “When [the priest] put the oil on my head, I […]

Q&A: Signs to look for, ways to help youth with mental health or substance issues

Last year, spurred by suicide clusters among middle- and high-school age youths, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released the results of a study that notes substance use and abuse, as […]

How to talk to your kids about gun violence

With the development of technology and social media, even the youngest kids hear about the acts of mass violence that happen in schools and public places, or worse, experience them […]

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On the composting of thee and me

In Herman Wouk’s novel, War and Remembrance, Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human beings are “microbes on a grain of dust…and when it’s […]

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Ways to give to Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal

Donating to the annual Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal has a great impact on the wider Church’s reach in northern Colorado. It not only funds various crucial ministries that carry out the […]

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Fulfillment: Way better than mere happiness

Lately I’m seeing lots of studies — or, more accurately, articles about studies — claiming that non-parents are happier than parents. The accompanying commentary essentially concludes that everybody since the […]

Official Appointments: April 24, 2019

Here’s a list of all the new priest appointments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, retirements and others. Pastors/Administrators Reverend Carlos Bello-Ayala, appointed Pastor, St. […]

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Truth-telling and Big Abortion  

For over a half-century, what styles itself the “pro-choice” movement has thrived because of its extraordinary ability to mask what it’s really about — the willful taking of innocent human […]

I worshipped the goddess of reason — until I met the God of Mercy in Notre Dame

by Charles Lewis I am watching Notre Dame Cathedral burn on television from my living room in Toronto. I want to look away but I cannot. I have watched the […]