RISE: Unique apostolate brings Christ-centered healing to survivors of sexual assault

By Roxanne King/ National Catholic Register The statistics are sobering: one of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault, and 60% of […]

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Jose Gomez elected president of USCCB

By JD Flynn/Catholic News Agency When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the […]

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A time to reflect on death

November is a month when the Church asks us to pray for the dead. After celebrating those in heaven on Nov. 1, we pray for all the faithful departed who […]

Growth and outreach abound at St. Michael the Archangel

Every year as the seasons transition from summer to fall, parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish gather together to pray the rosary. Praying the rosary in community is […]

Annual FOCUS conference invites all Catholics to come and learn what it takes to be a missionary disciple

Thousands of Catholics around the country are preparing to ring in the New Year at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SLS Leadership conference “SLS20”, held Dec. 30, 2019 […]

Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Aquila call Catholic laity and clergy to be ‘faithful echoes’ of the Church

Last week the Archdiocese of Denver served as a launch-pad for a movement to rally Catholic laity and clergy in rekindling their zeal for holiness and evangelization in response to […]

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How to cultivate contemporary vocations

This week we observe Vocations Awareness Week, a time set aside to promote awareness of the call to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. These personal callings to become more […]

Saints in the making

At other schools, Nov. 1 was likely just another Friday for students. At Denver’s Catholic schools, however, it wasn’t just Friday – it was All Saints’ Day. On this special […]

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Fearlessness and the American bishops in Rome

I once knew a Congregationalist minister — Yale Divinity School graduate, decorated World War II chaplain, veteran campaigner for then-unpopular liberal causes — of whom it was said (sometimes by […]

King Coal and the dignity of workers King Coal and the dignity of workers

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King Coal and the dignity of workers

I grew up hearing stories about life in the coal mines. They were delivered in my grandfather’s heavy Italian accent, and often concluded with a punchline I didn’t entirely understand. […]

November is National Black Catholic History Month

What do Simone Biles, Donna Brazile, and Kobe Bryant all have in common? Through their successes, trials and tribulations, they have remained devout members of the Catholic faith. In celebration […]

Why does the Church have ‘saints’?

Most Catholics grew up seeing altars and candles before statues or images of saints at church, becoming accustomed to the use the word “saint” only when it came to very […]