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We should have listened to Pope Paul VI

Happy Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary! I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been a whirlwind.  Parties, parades, some great fireworks shows.  Oh, and did you see the Hollywood […]

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Proving God’s existence

If someone asked you if you could prove that God exists, what would you say? What would you have to draw upon to answer this question — revelation, science, or […]

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Justin Trudeau and the dictatorship of relativism

You’ve probably never heard of the Waupoos Family Farm. I hadn’t either, until I met some folks involved in it during a recent visit to Ottawa. Their story vividly illustrates […]

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The Holy Spirit speaks with saints’ lives

The Apostles, cowering in fear, locked in the Upper Room, were waiting until the threat to their lives had subsided. While they hid, Jesus appeared to them, gave them his […]

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The priest I need

This is the time of year official appointments of pastors and parochial vicars are announced in the Archdiocese of Denver. Expectations are high. Each person has their own ideal of […]

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Forming mind and heart in faith

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). People tell me pretty regularly that we should not over-intellectualizing the faith […]

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The Holy See, China, and evangelization

In a recent interview, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, suggested that certain critics of a deal between the Vatican and the People’s Republic of China […]

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How we protect life determines our future

The moment you first see a child on the ultrasound monitor at the doctor’s office is truly breathtaking. You see the baby moving, you hear its heart beating — there […]

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Quitting Old Paths

This commentary was written by Father John Nepil, a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver currently studying in Rome. Henri de Lubac once noted a correspondence between the Reformation’s criticism […]

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Freedom is never free

When I first visited Lviv, the principal city of western Ukraine, in 2002, the transportation from plane to airport terminal was an old bus towed by a Soviet-era tractor; today, […]

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Making a diverse College of Cardinals work

With the exception of the two consistories held by Pope John XXIII in 1958 and 1959, every creation of new cardinals since Pope Pius XII has decreased the percentage of […]

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A pilgrimage through the arts

I recently visited the Denver Art Museum to see the Degas: A Passion for Perfection exhibit, which runs until May 20th. My kindergartener summed up the thematic content: “Horses and […]