What the Golden Rule can teach us about rightly-ordered love

The very first principle of the moral life is that we are to do good and avoid evil. Saintly minds have argued over the centuries that so long as a […]

Mark Galli, newly converted Catholic, is ‘part of the family’ now

In some sense, Mark Galli was almost destined to be Catholic; God just brought him there in a very roundabout and gradual way. Baptized Catholic as a boy at the […]


Books for Christmas – 2020

How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving:  […]

Now that started the conversation!

Our Religious Liberty campaign has proven to be one of our most talked about and debated topics ever. The majority of respondents felt as we do: frustrated that people of […]

To be a Christian is to be antiracist

Let’s talk about racism. A caveat to this article is that I am a white, straight, Christian male, and as such I have not had a lived experience of my […]

Preparing your Home and Heart for the Advent Season

The Advent season is a time of preparation for our hearts and minds for the Lord’s birth on Christmas.  It extends over the four Sundays before Christmas.  Try some of […]

Archbishop Aquila: Update on completion of independent review and reparations process

To the faithful of the Archdiocese of Denver,  In the summer of 2018, revelations about former cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report initiated another […]

V Encuentro looks to the future of Hispanic Ministry

With a fervent desire to find better ways to serve Hispanics in the Archdiocese of Denver, 75 leaders from different archdiocesan parishes joined the national V Encuentro Conference Oct. 9 […]

Seeds of Hope beats the odds

Denver Catholic schools beat the odds makers and safely and successfully opened all 34 Kindergarten through 8th grade schools for in-person learning this fall. Seeds of Hope, which funds Catholic […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Loving Our Enemies

Every Sunday, we pray a dangerous prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” It’s dangerous because we’re asking God to judge us as we […]

Love your Motherboard: Colorado-based company is unifying Church and skate

Let’s face it: When it comes to skateboarding culture, there could be a little less skull and crossbones, and a little more Sacred Hearts. Five years ago, Lisa Fixler had […]


Thanksgiving and the paradox of death

The juxtaposition of Thanksgiving with the Church’s annual month of prayer for the dead hadn’t previously struck me with force; that it did this year has something to do, I […]