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Meet St. Conrad, patron of Denver’s Capuchins

You may know the Capuchin friars from their longstanding service within the Archdiocese of Denver. They serve at Annunciation Parish and the Denver Catholic recently highlighted their new food truck […]

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“Synodality” and the Rome abuse summit

Despite Pope Francis’s lecture on the subject at Synod-2015, and notwithstanding the passages on it in Synod-2018’s final report, there is little agreement in 21st-century Catholicism on what “synodality” means. […]

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Seeking healing and justice for survivors

Last year I made a promise that the Archdiocese of Denver would be transparent about our handling, prevention and response to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. We have […]

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St. John Paul II, family life, and a Wyoming ranch

Twenty-five  years ago, St. John Paul II released his Letter to Families, Gratissimam Sane, on Feb. 2, 1994. The letter is known for the arresting claim that “the history of […]

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The ever-present totalitarian temptation

First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Vaclav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “The Power of the Powerless,” retains its salience four decades later. It should be required […]

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Marriage: God’s most stunning creation

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and many people are thinking about how they can best show their love to someone. Although it is countercultural, the Church holds up faithful, […]

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On ‘toxic masculinity’

Is masculinity “toxic”? The American Psychological Society apparently thinks so. They issued a long report about it recently. I tried to read it, but I barely made it through the […]

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The moral depravity of Andrew Cuomo & Friends

Writing recently on women seeking the presidency and the “likability” factor in our politics, Peggy Noonan made a tart observation: “There are a lot of male candidates with likability problems. […]

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We need Catholic schools now more than ever

Our ancestors, Catholic immigrants to the United States, built up the largest private school system in the world. They made an enormous sacrifice, scraping pennies together for the formation of […]

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The courageous honesty of Peter Steinfels

Peter Steinfels’s long career in journalism included years of service as editor of Commonweal (from which perch he took me to the woodshed more than once), followed by a decade […]

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Ignore God’s goodness at your own risk

In these times of trial, it is easy to forget or overlook the stories of faith, joy and vibrant life that are a part of the fabric of our Church. […]

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Encountering something more at SEEK2019

By Chelsea Magyar Chelsea Magyar is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying communications and dance. She is involved with the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church ministry as […]