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Bishops in Colorado back conscientious exemption for coronavirus vaccines

Aug 6, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic bishops in Colorado have emphasized the need to respect those with conscientious objections to the COVID-19 vaccines and... Read more

The Colorado capitol building in Denver.

Colorado law allows sex abuse victims to collect restitution in civil court from public, private institutions

Jul 9, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Tuesday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 88, which allows victims of sexual abuse to file... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark answered questions during a press conference at the 2019 USCCB General Assembly on June 13, 2019.

Cardinal Tobin, Colorado bishops warn against federal abortion funding

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic leaders this week warned that proposed legislation could push billions of federal tax dollars toward funding of elective abortions. Read more

Kendrick Castillo and his father, John Castillo

Kendrick Castillo’s killer convicted of murder

Jun 16, 2021

The man who shot and killed Kendrick Castillo was convicted of murder on Tuesday and could face life in prison... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Wedding cake, controversy and faith: Colorado baker's book recounts years-long legal fight

Jun 10, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker whose decision not to bake cakes for same-sex weddings ended up taking him before the... Read more

Bishop-designate James Golka will head the Colorado Springs Diocese.

Pope names new Colorado Springs bishop: a Nebraska priest 'fascinated by Jesus Christ'

Apr 30, 2021

“I invite you to become fascinated by the Lord… I can’t wait to see what he does with us.” Read more

Colorado bishops to restore Sunday Mass obligation on Pentecost

Apr 11, 2021

The Sunday Mass obligation will be restored for Catholics in the state of Colorado next month, unless sickness or another... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

After Supreme Court victory, Colorado baker in court for declining gender transition cake

Mar 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker, was again in court for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary... Read more

Flowers at a fence outside the King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado where a gunman opened fire on March 23, 2021. 

After Boulder shooting, archbishop calls for ‘conversion of hearts’

Mar 23, 2021

Archbishop Samuel Aquila said he is “deeply saddened” by a mass shooting in northern Colorado early this week, and called... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

Supreme Court vacates ruling on Colorado church restrictions

Dec 15, 2020

The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

Colorado lifts church capacity limit, asks Supreme Court to drop lawsuit

Dec 10, 2020

The Governor of Colorado has asked the Supreme Court to drop a church’s lawsuit against the state after he lifted... Read more

Federal judge: Colorado’s anti-coronavirus rules can’t single out churches

Oct 22, 2020

A federal judge has said Colorado officials may not enforce anti-coronavirus limits against two churches, saying that the state rules... Read more

Participants at the 2019 March for Life in Washington, DC.

Colorado abortion ban backers optimistic, but opponents have big funding advantage 

Oct 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Polling shows a close race for a Colorado ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy, and... Read more

Denver bishops ask Hispanic voters to support 22-week abortion ban

Sep 28, 2020

The bishops of the Archdiocese of Denver are calling on the local Hispanic community to support Proposition 115, a ballot... Read more

Dr. Tom Perille, president of Colorado's chapter of Democrats for Life, displays a model of a seven-month-old fetus at the Colorado capitol, Feb. 11, 2020.

Coloradans gather final round of signatures for late-term abortion ban

May 15, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A coalition of volunteers in Colorado hopes to gather enough signatures in the next two weeks on a petition to... Read more

People line up for new coats Nov. 20 at a Denver coat giveaway organized by the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

Nov 20, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On a partly cloudy and relatively pleasant November morning in downtown Denver, volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up... Read more

Colorado State Capitol.

Will Colorado tax sacramental wine? A legislative committee is studying the idea

Oct 29, 2019

A bicameral committee in Colorado’s legislature is considering two bills that would tax sacramental wine and insurance premiums paid to... Read more

Colorado petition seeks to bring late-term abortion ban to the ballot

Jul 16, 2019

A pro-life group in Colorado is leading a signature drive in the hopes of asking voters in 2020 whether to... Read more

Jason Marshall, the seminarian who died when a charter bus crashed in the interstate outside Pueblo, Colo., June 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Seminarian who died in bus crash practiced laying down his life daily, friend says

Jun 30, 2019

By Mary Farrow

After a bus crashed on its way back to New Mexico from a Catholic youth conference in Denver, reports have... Read more

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

May 17, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus... Read more