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Facing sin to begin Lent

“Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15). You may hear these words of Jesus on Ash Wednesday, which can be said when you receive ashes in place of “remember […]

Q&A: Deepen your prayer habits this Lent

Best-selling author Father Jacques Philippe is a native of France whose books have become classics of contemporary Catholic spirituality. A Beatitudes Community priest, Father Philippe is a sought-after retreat master who […]

Experience Ireland for its Catholic and natural splendor this fall

Picture yourself contemplating the endless sea from the Cliffs of Moher, praying with Benedictine Monks for the sanctification of priests, or visiting the Knock Shrine, where in 1879, a group […]

Following summit, Church will focus on 8 points in ‘all-out battle’ against abuse

By Courtney Grogan/Catholic News Agency At the closing of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse, Pope Francis outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” […]

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Colorado editorial boards weigh in on dioceses’ historic agreement with Attorney General

“The Catholic Dioceses of Colorado should have reported to authorities any and all accusations of sexual abuse decades ago, but we must praise the development that finally came Tuesday when […]

‘Ambitious’ capital campaign to shape Church’s future in Fort Collins and beyond

During his first year of theology in the seminary, Father Rocco Porter was gifted with a special task during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Denver for World Youth Day. […]

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Fasting, weeping and mourning for the Church

“Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the […]

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Opinion: ‘Comprehensive’ sex ed bill robs sex of its sacredness

When I was speaking full-time to teenagers, I used to have a transition in my talk. I would talk about love, and then about marriage. And then I’d get to […]

Q&A: Archbishop and Democrat, Republican Senators weigh in on repealing the death penalty in Colorado

The Death Penalty Repeal Act (SB 17-095), which would abolish capital punishment in Colorado for offenses committed on or after July 1, 2019, was introduced by the State Senate March […]

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Cardinal Pell: Our Dreyfus Case

In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the French Army was convicted of treason on the grounds that he had given military secrets to France’s mortal enemy, Germany. The charge […]

Your innovative ministry may qualify to receive big bucks

If your Catholic ministry is working, the Our Sunday Visitor Institute wants to help you. After granting $75 million of service in over a hundred years to the Catholic Church […]

New deacons invited to die to themselves to bear fruit 

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila told the newly-ordained deacons: “You will be configured to Christ, the servant, to serve as he serves, to be those who are called to proclaim the […]