Bishop-elect Rodriguez shows humility, gratitude at solemn vespers

At a solemn vespers service on the eve Bishop-elect Jorge Rodriguez’s episcopal ordination, the new auxiliary bishop of Denver was welcomed by the community he is to be consecrated to […]

A priest is what he is because of Christ

At the end of August, Father Jorge Rodríguez was named the auxiliary bishop of Denver. He will be ordained a bishop on Nov. 4 in Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the […]

Bishop-elect Rodriguez to be welcomed by community at solemn vespers

On the eve of a bishop’s episcopal ordination, it is a long-held tradition within the Catholic Church to hold an evening prayer service, also called solemn vespers, to put into […]


Prayer One: Praying high from the friendly skies

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s Prayer One! Prayer One is a ministry started by pilot Jeff Puckett and Christian pastor Tom Melton of […]

Explaining Bishop-elect Rodriguez’s motto and coat of arms

Bishop-elect Jorge Rodriguez will be installed as auxiliary bishop of Denver Nov. 4, and anytime a new bishop is ordained, the Church asks them to declare a motto and design […]

Priests admire Bishop-elect for authenticity, ‘keen sense of humor’

Many priests of the Archdiocese of Denver have fond memories of the new auxiliary bishop from their time as seminarians. “I remember on a couple of occasions, he made fun […]


A shepherd after Christ’s heart

On Aug. 25, I had the joy of announcing that Pope Francis had named Father Jorge Rodriguez as the next auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver. In this column, […]

Denver’s new auxiliary bishop beloved by local community

After a long wait, Denver is getting a new auxiliary bishop, one that the local community knows and loves very well. Pope Francis announced Thursday the appointment of Father Jorge […]


WATCH: Press conference introducing Bishop-Elect Jorge Rodriguez

Below is a transcript of Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and Bishop-Elect Jorge Rodriquez’s comments during the Aug. 25 press conference announcing Bishop-Elect Rodriguez’s new appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Denver. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis appoints Father Jorge Rodriguez as new Auxiliary Bishop for Denver

Pope Francis has appointed Father Jorge Rodriguez as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Denver. The Holy See made the announcement today at noon Rome time. Auxiliary Bishop-elect Rodriguez, […]