Returning to the first Christmas in 2020

This Christmas will be unlike any other in recent memory as we celebrate Jesus’ birth amid the pandemic. And as difficult as this situation has made things, there are some […]

A letter to the faithful from the Colorado bishops on COVID-19 vaccines

The bishops of Colorado affirm that the use of some COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable under certain circumstances. The development and utilization of vaccines to eradicate certain infectious diseases is […]

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Focusing on the End during Advent

Advent focuses on three comings of Christ, according to St. Bernard: “In the first coming he was seen on earth, dwelling among men; he himself testifies that they saw him […]

Our Lady Of Guadalupe: The miracle that changed history

Before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors to the American continent, the residents of Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City, had strong polytheistic beliefs that completely guided their lifestyle. Tenochtitlan was the center of religious worship for the Aztecs. According to […]

What the Year of St. Joseph means, and how to gain the indulgences

By Joseph Pronechen/NCR The announcement that many people have been anxious and longing to hear for several years finally came on Dec. 8 as Pope Francis declared the beginning of […]

Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence to Catholics marking Guadalupe feast at home

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to Catholics celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at home this Saturday.  Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes announced the pope’s decision following […]

No mall? No problem! Virtual Santa visits bring the jolliness to your home

This year, many of our Christmas plans have dramatically changed, including those of our dear friend from the North Pole, Santa Claus.  Susen Mesco, parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Lafayette and owner of American Events and […]

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‘Those who question the sanctity of John Paul II don’t know what they’re talking about’

From 1991 until 2005, Cardinal Camillo Ruini served Pope John Paul II as the papal Vicar for Rome – the man who handled the daily affairs of the diocese of […]

Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the universal Church.  The year begins Dec. 8, 2020, […]

Former CU football player abandoned his own playbook, followed God’s instead

As a tight end on the University of Colorado football team, Patrick Devenny was never afraid to be public about his Christian faith.  “I was the guy that would always run out […]

Advent at Home: How Catholics are preparing for a season of joy – even in 2020

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency Wry jokes and memes about the decided awfulness of the year 2020 – with the pandemic, ensuing lockdowns and economic distress, as well as civil […]

Tough love: When loving your neighbor isn’t easy

This is a very difficult time for all of us.  The polarization of our political parties seems to be echoed in deep divisions right across our culture.  Acts of hatred […]