Bishops' Corner

May 23, 2016

Time for healing, not lamenting

By Bishop James D. Conley

On Friday, May 13, the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice issued a joint instruction, which they called “significant guidance,” to public school districts across the country. The guidance stated that in order to receive federal funds for education, every public school district must provide services, restrooms, and “equal access” to all students according to their stated gender identity. The federal government has ordered that when any student and his parents tell the...

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May 16, 2016

Our daily bread

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment in the springtime of the year when we reflect on the love that our Blessed Mother showed to us in bringing Jesus into the world. As I was reflecting on this week’s column, I found myself wondering: Did Our Lady ever pray the Our Father? The Acts of the Apostles tells us that Mary was with the apostles in the first Christian community that gathered in Jerusalem after the Resurrection. We are told that together they “devoted themselves with one...

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May 12, 2016

Pope’s invitation to families: Live the Gospel

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Two weeks ago I issued a statement saying that I would study Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love.” As I’ve made my way through it, I have been struck by his intimate awareness of the beauty of marriage in the Scriptures, the desire people have to live out Christian marriage, the struggles of modern family life, and finally, his deep desire to renew marriage in the light of the Gospel. Beyond any of the debates that have been taking place about the...

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May 08, 2016

Forever in our Mother’s Heart

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In the 19th century, before the age of television, oratory was an extremely popular form of entertainment. During those golden years of public speaking, one of the most noted speakers was American lawyer and political leader Robert Ingersoll. He captivated his audiences, sometimes with speeches lasting three hours as he lectured on almost any subject. But, his most frequent theme was agnosticism. One day, two college students attended his lecture. At the end of his scathing skepticism...

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April 23, 2016

Conscience and the Choice between Heaven and Hell

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On April 12, 2016, the Pew Research Center published the results of its survey entitled “Religion in Everyday Life.”  The survey reports that three-quarters of Catholics say that they decide what is right or wrong on the basis of their own conscience.  Only twenty-one percent of Catholics say that they look to the teaching of the Church for guidance in making moral decisions.  And, an even fewer eleven percent look to the Pope.  Those who reject Church teaching often say, “I am following...

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April 20, 2016

Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: A Challenging Teaching

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In his post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis has offered the Church a challenge to reflect more deeply on Christ’s teaching on marriage.  The Holy Father reemphasizes the Church’s firm teaching on family and the Sacrament of Matrimony, while challenging us to be understanding and compassionate toward those who struggle in the concrete exigencies of their lives to form stable and healthy families. Many in the media have greeted the Pope’s teaching as a revolution in...

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April 07, 2016

Compassion vs. the Persecution of Believers

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

History has the uncanny habit of repeating itself.  American writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant once said, “So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.”  The biblical writer Qoheleth made the same observation about 2,000 years earlier.  He said, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Eccl 1:9).  This seems certainly true when it comes to the persecution of...

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March 31, 2016

The violence of terrorism and religion

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The March 22, 2016 brutal bombings in Brussels’ international airport and metro system killed more than 35 innocent people and injured more than 270 others. These cowardly terror attacks brought Europe to a standstill. They made Europe more keenly aware that, even as she strives for economic and political unity, Europe has within her borders and in her homes the enemy poised and ready to bring her down. The well-orchestrated violence unleashed on Brussels brings home the frightening fact...

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March 17, 2016

The Little Sisters’ Holy Week trial

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

This Lenten Season is going by quickly, and with Easter being so early this year, I want to wish all of you a very blessed Holy Week and Easter!  You will all be in my heart and prayers as we journey with the Lord through his passion, death and resurrection. My heart is filled with gratitude for you and the many blessings the Lord has bestowed on the Church of Northern Colorado. And yet, the Little Sisters of the Poor, who serve the elderly in our archdiocese through their ministry at...

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March 15, 2016

Stopping the Christian 'genocide'

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The story of Christianity is written in the blood of martyrs. It is always striking to me that on the day after the joyous feast of Christmas, the Church’s liturgy remembers the first martyr, the deacon St. Stephen. And nearly every week throughout the year, our liturgy remembers the witness of someone who has shed his blood or her blood for following Jesus. The martyrs are a witness to our conscience. They remind us that Jesus calls us to follow him without compromise, and that we may...

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