Brave new world: Forming disciples to courageously face the adventure of life

You don’t have to be a doom and gloomer to see that things are unravelling very quickly in our country. Two metrics are enough to prove the point: a drastic […]

Colorado Springs priest Father Paul Wicker dies at age 83

Father Paul Wicker, who served as pastor of Holy Apostles Parish in Colorado Springs for more than 35 years, died May 31 at age 83.  Public visitation will be held […]

Study shows Catholic students double the rate of reading growth in 50 days

Any teacher will tell you that reading when young increases students’ academic success as they advance in school. But in the Archdiocese of Denver’s Catholic schools, literature does so much more in the […]

To love and be loved: Catholic schools begin process of curriculum renewal

My son Pier Giorgio is three years old. He loves me. Pier loves me because God made him to love and to be loved, and because he knows that I […]

Father Dorino DeLazzer dies at age 86

Father Dorino DeLazzer, a priest of over 60 years who served chiefly in the Archdiocese of Denver, died May 12. He was 86 years old. He was born to Giovanni […]

Q&A: Elizabeth Zelasko on creating the Denver Catholic triptych, ‘Through the Kerygma’

The beautiful artwork that adorns the latest and the last two covers of the Denver Catholic tell a story; namely, your story. In the beginning, we were created out of love and then captured by sin. For […]


The oldest cathedral and the newest challenge

It’s now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was, and […]

CSU Students for Life spark conversation about what pro-life pregnancy centers actually do

Many pro-life pregnancy resource centers fight an uphill battle against the misconceptions people have about them; however, their life-affirming work to help both mothers and their babies shouldn’t be written off just because of […]

Archbishop Aquila: My letter on ‘Synodal Way’ is a call to conversion, not division

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver expounded on his recent open letter on the German bishops’ “Synodal Way,” in an interview with CNA Deutsch on Friday. The German bishops’ “Synodal Path” […]

A moment of response to embark on mission

The striking thing about the story of salvation history, the desperate rescue mission of God to get his world back that we have been telling over the last three issues […]

Deacon Dusty Martin, who beat the odds against cancer diagnosis, dies after fruitful ministry

Deacon Dusty Martin, 67 years old, passed away May 10, 2021 at his home after a 9-year battle with cancer. Deacon Martin spent most of his diaconal ministry assigned to St. Pius X Parish in Aurora, Colorado.  Gregory (Dusty) David Martin was born June 17, 1953 Madison, Wisconsin to […]

Christ, the ballast of Christian community

On the morning of August 10, 1628, the Swedish warship Vasa set sail from its harbor in the port of Stockholm. Built on the order of the Lutheran King Gustavus […]