Now is the time to remember your story

When one is close to the events of history, it can be hard to have an objective perspective on their significance, but it does seem that recent events place us […]

Our Apostolic Moment: Archbishop Aquila issues Lenten pastoral note to the faithful of Denver

STARTING ASH WEDNESDAY: Join Archbishop Aquila in praying a 54-day Rosary novena for a renewal of mission in the Archdiocese of Denver, ending on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11). To […]

Want to know the secret to happiness? Ask regular churchgoers.

As the poster year for hardship that was 2020 came to a much-anticipated end, a rather telling Gallup poll about happiness quietly passed under the radar. In a year where […]


From Christendom times to apostolic times

Thirty years ago, on January 22, 1991, Pope John Paul II’s eighth encyclical, Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of the Redeemer), was published. In a pontificate so rich in ideas that its teaching […]

Communion, Confession and Causing Scandal

By John SehornAssistant Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute Catholics and non-Catholics alike are often confused or offended by the Church’s “rules” about receiving Holy Communion. Why might I […]


Calling all middle school superheroes: Mountain Madness needs YOU!

Calling all middle school superheroes: Mountain Madness needs your superpowers!   The Archdiocese of Denver is inviting all middle school students to its annual Mountain Madness youth event, which will take place […]

Honoring our Catholic educators for their years of service

“The Church needs men and women who are intent on teaching by word and example – intent on helping to permeate the whole educational milieu with the spirit of Christ. […]

‘Education is about becoming more human’

By Abriana Chilelli Associate Superintendent of Academic Renewal  When teaching high school-level Humanities at public schools here in Colorado, I hung a sign on the wall of my classroom. I made the sign after reading an interview with Dr. Joseph Almeida, a professor at […]

Making the switch: Families find blessings in shifting from public to Catholic schools

The Lord, indeed, works in mysterious and wonderful ways – and this year, several families, having moved their children from public to Catholic schools, are seeing many unexpected blessings that have come from making […]


The challenge of Eucharistic coherence

In his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope St. John Paul II invited Catholics to “rekindle” our sense of “Eucharistic amazement,” for “the Church draws her life from the Eucharist,” which “recapitulates […]

‘We’re OPEN!’ Denver’s Catholic schools mark a successful, ‘herculean’ semester of in-person learning

By Carol Nesbitt and Abriana Chilelli  While most school districts in Colorado were closed to in-person learning this fall, the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver were 100 percent open. Not […]

For the Harveys and Blessed Sacrament school, it’s all in the family

Ask anyone at Blessed Sacrament Parish or school who the Harveys are, and they’ll know. Jim Harvey’s parents joined the parish in 1950 and were very involved there. He and his siblings all attended Blessed Sacrament […]