Gratitude: A moral obligation

By Daniel Campbell The Thanksgiving holiday always provides the occasion for reflection on gratitude, a virtue fundamental to loving our neighbor. We speak often of gratitude as we make our […]

Samaritanus Bonus and the hope of ‘remaining’

To those who care for the sick, the scene of the Cross provides a way of understanding that even when it seems that there is nothing more to do there […]

God’s Greatest Commandment

When pressed by the Pharisees and scholars of the law to clarify the greatest commandment, Jesus of course responds that it is essentially the first of the Ten Commandments: Love […]

Our Lady of Kibeho’s message to the world

By Kateri Williams Most Catholics are familiar with the Marian apparition sites in France, Portugal and Mexico.  Yet, many are unaware of the Marian apparitions that took place in Kibeho, Rwanda between 1981 and […]

Denver Catholic’s 2020 Christmas gift guide

If you’re anything like us, then you can hardly believe we’re just slightly over a month away from Christmas. Although many of us have hardly left our homes this year […]

Local parishes lend a helping hand in times of need and crisis

There is no doubt that it is more rewarding to give than to receive; to help than to be helped. Reaching out and helping others not only changes the life of those who receive the […]

Student winners of first annual Cabrini Day Art Contest announced

The Office of Catholic Schools announced the winners of their first annual Cabrini Day Art Contest on Nov. 13, which is Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day.  Entries were submitted from Catholic schools […]

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Hard lessons of the McCarrick Affair

From the day it was announced that the Vatican would conduct an investigation into the career of former Washington cardinal-archbishop Theodore McCarrick (compelled to renounce his cardinalate and subsequently laicized […]

For Advent and Christmas seasons, Archbishop decrees Vigil Masses can be as early as 1 p.m.

In preparation for the upcoming seasons of Advent and Christmas, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila issued a decree Tuesday proclaiming that vigil/anticipatory Masses can be celebrated as early as 1 p.m. […]

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An Open Letter to a ‘Curly-Headed Facebook Fascist’

Dear Admin,  As you may recall, I’m a member — oops, check that, WAS a member — of your Facebook group “2B – 3A Curls.” It’s the group where we talked about styling tips for wavy […]

‘I couldn’t fix myself’: Bishop Conley opens up about mental health recovery

By Mary Farrow/Catholic News Agency In December 2019, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln announced he was going on a medical leave of absence. Citing diagnoses of depression […]

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The Fire of Faith: Living in Christian freedom and becoming Saints

God’s grace flows through us like a river, washing us and nourishing his divine life in us. His grace flows freely when we let go of the attachments that dam us up, blocking grace’s entry points. If we are distracted […]