Bishop Machebeuf’s ‘Shut Down for Service’ day enriches community

Every year, students at Bishop Machebeuf High School take a break from classes to go out and serve their community for an entire day. Known as “Shut Down for Service” […]

perspective

Art: A needed sacrament of faith

A sacrament is an outward, material sign of an inward, spiritual reality. The seven sacraments are signs instituted by Jesus to communicate his grace to us. In addition, we have […]

perspective

Vocations are given, not manufactured

There are many uncertainties in life, but as the Church observed World Vocation Day on May 12, I want to remind everyone — especially young people — that you can […]

perspective

A Christian gentleman in the nation’s capital

[On May 8, the Library of Congress and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars co-hosted a tribute to Dr. James H. Billington, who died last November 20. Billington was […]

Saint Pope Paul VI’s first feast day is May 29 — celebrate and reflect

Pope Paul VI was certainly not the most popular pope of the 20th century. The two events that marked his pontificate were not short of controversy, debate and rejection: the […]

Columbine principal helped rebuild community through Catholic faith

“Mr. De” sat wide awake that night in his brother’s house. He was in disbelief at what had occurred. And, as a cradle Catholic, for the first time in his […]

Blessed ‘Conchita’ a model for wives, mothers and lovers of Christ

Can a married woman say that her soul belongs to Christ? Can a mother find time to pray, receive daily communion and attend spiritual direction? Can a widow, after having […]

A home for our fathers: Prophet Elijah House officially opened for retired priests

Life is coming full circle for several retired priests in the Archdiocese of Denver. “This is a coming home for our priests,” Deacon Mark Wolbach told a crowd of more […]

Family finds strength in faith after ‘devastating’ diagnosis of ‘rare sisters’

Cecilia Fries had just received her first reconciliation, First Communion and confirmation when she told her mom something deeply profound. “When [the priest] put the oil on my head, I […]

Q&A: Signs to look for, ways to help youth with mental health or substance issues

Last year, spurred by suicide clusters among middle- and high-school age youths, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released the results of a study that notes substance use and abuse, as […]

How to talk to your kids about gun violence

With the development of technology and social media, even the youngest kids hear about the acts of mass violence that happen in schools and public places, or worse, experience them […]

perspective

On the composting of thee and me

In Herman Wouk’s novel, War and Remembrance, Warren Henry shocks his Bible-reading father, the novel’s hero, by claiming that human beings are “microbes on a grain of dust…and when it’s […]