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Why do we call priests “father”?

This month we celebrate Father’s Day, and just as we prepared to express our love and gratitude to our mother in May, this month we have the opportunity to acknowledge […]

Get to know Denver’s five new priests — and their first assignments

Five new priests were ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Denver May 25. Get to know a little bit about each of them, as well as where their […]

‘Julia’s canoe’ fills with prayer intentions

Julia Greeley’s selfless life has captured the attention of Catholics around the world. Many believe the former slave and now Servant of God who spent her life serving others is […]

Well done, good and faithful servants: Honoring our priests for their years of service

25 years Father James Goggins Ordained 6/4/1994 Father James Goggins felt drawn to religious life when he was just a boy. “We had wonderful priests and sisters at our parish […]

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Restoring, and strengthening, episcopal credibility

Pope Francis’s recent motu proprio on sexual abuse, Vos estis lux mundi [You Are the Light of the World], was a welcome addition to Church law, as world Catholicism seeks […]

New Vatican norms against sex abuse build on policies mandated by the Archdiocese of Denver in 1991

by Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency The Vatican’s global norms mandating sex abuse reporting took effect June 1, but two North American archdioceses say their recent decades’ work against clergy sex […]

Annunciation fifth graders write, illustrate children’s book about Julia Greeley

When members of the Julia Greeley Guild visited the fifth-grade class at Annunciation Catholic School in Denver, they mentioned their hope of someone writing a children’s book about Julia. “They […]

Centro San Juan Diego has a new director: Alfonso Lara

The Archdiocese of Denver announced Friday, May 31 the election of Alfonso Lara as the new Director of Centro San Juan Diego. “I am very happy because I will return […]

Archbishop Aquila ordains five men to the priesthood

Recalling the phrase Jesus told his disciples: “I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves” (Mt 10:16), Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila urged the new priests to shine […]

Part-timers, world travelers influence mountain parish life

As the winter season winds down in Colorado’s mountain towns, Catholic churches deep in the Rockies will look a little different during weekend Masses. This time period, known by locals […]

Rediscover Our Lady in the Bible

May is the month of Mary, a time of new growth and a return to life fitting for the New Eve. Blessed John Henry Newman spoke of how nature itself […]

Get away to pray: Encounter God at one of these retreat places near Denver this summer

Beyond the never-ending debate of whether summer is better than winter or vice versa, there is no doubt that the green, flowers and fauna of the warmer days of the […]