The well-fought fight

The incorporation of Anglican hymnody into English-language Catholic worship is one of the great blessings of the past 50 years. And within that noble musical patrimony, Ralph Vaughan Williams surely […]

If you desire to change your life, start with how you give

By Todd Smith We offer gifts to commemorate various milestones and personal achievements in the lives of others. Birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations immediately come to mind. Beyond recognition of special […]

The mystery of the Incarnation: God meeting us where we are

Luke Hlavin is the Director of Programs for Annunciation Heights. “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb […]

Cover-ups, transparency, and confidentiality

Father R. Michael Dollins is the Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Denver. When a priest is absent from a few weekends at a parish, it is natural for […]

A Catholic’s guide to Star Wars

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” These words flash in blue across the screen, and the epic John Williams score echoes, almost instinctively, in the mind […]

Bishop Conley taking medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese, citing depression and anxiety

Bishop James Conley announced last week that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of Lincoln, Neb. “I have been medically diagnosed with depression […]


Of St. Nick and Christmas trees

On Dec. 6, the Church celebrated the patron saint of children, St. Nicholas (270 – 343 A.D.), bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (present day Turkey). This saint became associated […]

St. Scholastica parish in Erie has served community for well over 100 years

For more than a century, St. Scholastica Catholic Church has served the faithful in the northern community of Erie, Colo. Over time there have been many changes to the structure […]


A shortcut out of purgatory

I know, I write about death a lot. I would write about it even more if I didn’t force myself to look elsewhere for topics periodically. But there is a […]

Students surprise Longmont principal with her own graduation ceremony

Kemmery Hill has been working hard over the past four years to earn her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, all while serving as principal of St. […]

Alex, I’ll take perks of a Catholic education for $500

Answer: School where Jeopardy contestant Stephanie Sumulong teaches middle school social studies. Question: What is St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Loveland? Correct! On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Sumulong appeared […]


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 […]