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Helping our kids be charitable in the world

By Kyle Dyer Kyle Dyer, of Kyle Dyer Storytelling, is a former TV news anchor who hosts the monthly Engage events for Catholic Charities. See more at ccdenver.org/kylescorner. I am […]

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Run into God’s arms — he loves you

As I have confessed to you many times before, I do not consider myself a good pray-er. My prayer is often dry. Dry as in, “is anybody listening?” Not that […]

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Embrace the ‘good news of great joy’

“Do not be afraid … I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, […]

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Books for Christmas

Take a stand against the electronification of everything — give (real) books this Christmas. Some recommendations: Paul: A Biography, by N.T. Wright (HarperOne): Dr. Wright’s remarkable ability to explicate the […]

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Why 42 had to be impeached twenty years ago

Twenty years ago this month, I found myself seriously double-booked, so to speak. The editing of the first volume of my John Paul II biography, Witness to Hope, was entering […]

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Helping our kids become Catholic Readers for Christmas

I’ve been writing the Catholic Reader column for about a year and a half now and it’s been quite enjoyable sharing a great variety of books that I hope you […]

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Celebrating the Truth in Colorado

By Deacon Geoff Bennett Deacon Geoff Bennett is the Vice President of Parish and Community Relations at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, including the Respect Life Office. As […]

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Reflecting upon the Immaculate Conception

Every Dec. 8, the Church observes the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and without fail, people think that this refers to Jesus’ conception, when it is actually the celebration of […]

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Avoiding another Roman fiasco in February

By peremptorily ordering the American bishops not to vote on local remedies for today’s Catholic crisis of abusive clergy and malfeasant bishops, the Vatican dramatically raised the stakes for the […]

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Entering more deeply into the Bible

Catholics in the United States have been enriched in the last few of decades with a renaissance of biblical studies. The Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical Schools now enroll over […]

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The Good News of Christmas: Salvation!

As a deacon at St. Thomas More parish, I am occasionally privileged to deliver homilies to our students at school Masses. A lover of Scripture (and a fourth year Catholic […]

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Cleansed and conformed to God’s will

“Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted” has long been one of my favorite hymns. Its tune, taken from the 16th century Genevan Psalter, is eminently singable. The hymn text […]