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A new cardinal honors an entire nation 

ROME. Even the greatest enthusiasts of the present pontificate might not assert that Pope Francis has an inspiring liturgical style. Like the old-school Jesuit he resembles in many ways, the […]

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The prophetic voice of Cardinal Robert Sarah

Pope St. John XXIII sought to initiate a new period of optimistic engagement with the modern world by opening the Second Vatican Council in 1962. He spoke of opening the […]

Young adult event seeks to bridge English and Spanish-speaking communities

More than half of the Archdiocese of Denver is Hispanic, but the reality is that many young adult Catholic events in Denver do not reflect this statistic. A committee of […]

The Road to the Seminary

By Todd Smith When we reach adulthood, we choose careers to support ourselves and our loved ones.  Whether we become doctors, teachers, or maintenance workers, all vocations are essential to […]

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Reconciling the sins of the past

Father Randy Dollins is the Vicar General and Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Denver.  In this column, he shares some reflections on the Church in Colorado moving forward, […]

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The Catholic origins of Halloween

By Father Ángel Pérez-López, PhD, STL The word “Halloween” is a contraction of the expression “all hallows’ eve” or “all saints’ eve.” It is a deeply Catholic holiday. We must […]

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Five things for Catholics to keep in mind regarding the Independent Review

When the three Colorado dioceses entered into an agreement with the Colorado attorney general to conduct an independent review of all files related to the sexual abuse of minors by […]

Independent Review and Report FAQ

This FAQ is intended to be a brief summary of the Independent Review and its published report specific to the Archdiocese of Denver. The full report and a more detailed […]

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Independent Review Report: A message from Archbishop Aquila

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We must face the past and learn from it, and we must know if our children are safe today. Thanks to our ongoing vigilance, they are. […]

The priest I know

No one is perfect. No one has every gift. Nonetheless, some offer what they do have for everyone else in the name of Jesus Christ. These men are our priests. […]

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The ideological hijacking of Pope St. John XXIII

ROME. With his liturgical memorial (October 11) falling on the fourth full day of the Special Synod for Amazonia, which sometimes seems bent on recycling every tried-and-failed nostrum from 1970s, […]

The Catholic Church has five new saints

With 50,000 people in attendance from all continents, Pope Francis declared John Henry Newman, Mother Giuseppina Vannini, Mother Mariam Thresia Mankidiyan, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays Catholic saints […]