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Adoration is like Christmas every day of the year

I had a conversation recently that went in a direction I didn’t expect. It was with a business executive who wasn’t Catholic and had little apparent interest in the Catholic […]

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An afternoon in Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a word that is often repeated at Christmas time. “And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David […]

Give gifts worthy of a King

Be honest, your heart sinks a little at the approach of Christmas. The First Sunday of Advent draws near, and what looms large before us are long to-do lists, multiple trips […]

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Four meditations for Christmas using great works of art

For a Catholic, our faith is not about a book, but about the Word, and at Christmas we celebrate the moment when the “Word became flesh” (John 1:14). The most […]

Generous hearts at Christmas

Below are just a few examples of the good works of parishioners in the Church of northern Colorado during Advent in hopes of making the season merrier for those in […]

Archbishop reveals a personal side

It was a few nights before Christmas, when all through the land, Catholics picked up their phones to hear the archbishop’s greeting and message of great joy. “Hello, this is […]

How to talk about the thing you’re not supposed to talk about

Christians are called to share their faith, but knowing how to do it—and doing it well—isn’t always easy, particularly with family members who have drifted away from the Church. “Company […]

Priests offer insights on Advent prayer

Christ is coming. Next week, in fact, Christians around the world will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord and his humble birth in Bethlehem. The Church designates the four weeks […]

Registrations under way for first TeleForum with archbishop (updated)

UPDATED  DEC. 20, 2014:  Another way to join in the call with Archbishop Aquila Dec. 21 is by calling 877-229-8493, and enter PIN 113843, any time during the call. Recording of […]

Picturing the scene of Jesus’ arrival

Memories of decorating the manger scene as young children are now reminders of the importance of preparing for Christ’s birth, say some local faithful. Father Luis Granados, D.C.J.M., parochial vicar […]

How to welcome Christmas Catholics

Every Christmas, churches fill beyond capacity with congregations made up of weekly Mass-goers, “Christmas Catholics,” Christians on-the-fence, lapsed Catholics, non-believers and everyone in between. Infrequent Mass-goers don’t always know the […]

A sweet way to support the Poor Clares

As a means of supporting their cloistered community, Denver’s Capuchin Poor Clare sisters bake and sell homemade butter cookies, known as Clarisa’s Cookies—a popular item for Christmas giving. Proceeds from […]