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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

Colorado Catholic Conference supports bill to repeal death penalty

Mar 7, 2019

By Perry West

As a measure to repeal Colorado’s death penalty passed a Senate committee this week, the Colorado Catholic Conference has expressed... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver.

Colorado's Catholic bishops will open abuse records for review

Feb 19, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

An agreement between Colorado’s attorney general and the state’s Catholic bishops aims to investigate clergy sex abuse of minors in... Read more

Colorado State Capitol.

Colo. sex ed bill advances despite vocal opposition

Feb 1, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A controversial sex ed bill was approved by a Colorado House committee this week, despite significant concerns voiced by Coloradans... Read more

Not so neutral: Colorado's sex ed bill could marginalize Catholics

Jan 23, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require public schools to adopt a curriculum that could stigmatize... Read more

Bethlehem emigrants open shop to support Christian artisans in Holy Land

May 3, 2018

By Perry West

A Catholic goods shop opened its first brick and mortar store last month, presenting a wide variety of merchandise which... Read more

Colorado bishops support religious freedom of jailed Mennonite

Mar 4, 2018

Colorado bishops have released a statement of solidarity with a Mennonite investigator who has been imprisoned for failing to testify... Read more

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Denver archbishop signs petition to end 4/20 rallies

May 4, 2017

After marijuana-themed rallies celebrating 4/20 left a downtown park trashed and threatened the safety of some civilians, Denver’s Archbishop Samuel... Read more

Colorado state capitol building. By Joseph Sohm / shutterstock.

Fifty years ago, Colorado became the first state to legalize abortion

Apr 25, 2017

April 25 marks 50 years since Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize abortion. In a statement... Read more

Julia Greeley.

For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Dec 18, 2016

Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on Sunday in Denver,... Read more

Office.

The dignity of work – one company's quest for the mentally ill

Dec 15, 2016

When Bayaud Enterprises was started in 1969 in Denver, Colorado, they had one thing on their mind: employment.  Read more

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Colo. assisted suicide ballot measure criticized for preying upon fear

Oct 11, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A Colorado ballot proposal to legalize assisted suicide relies too much on fear and anxiety and ignores the ways better... Read more

For this disability advocate, Colo. assisted suicide measure still not safe

Oct 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Voters in Colorado will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide in their state in November, after a campaign gathered enough... Read more

Julia Greeley.

From slavery to model of mercy – the powerful story of Julia Greeley

Sep 7, 2016

Julia Greeley was a familiar sight on the streets of Denver in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Read more

A heated debate: Is killing an acceptable end to human suffering?

Feb 5, 2015

Two worlds collided when scholars with opposite viewpoints met in Boulder, Colorado to debate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.  Read more

File Photo Cake.

A tale of two cakes: Colorado's far-reaching religious freedom fight

Jan 28, 2015

By Mary Farrow

The battleground for religious freedom is currently the soft, frosted tops of cakes in Colorado.  Read more

Colo. bishops refute claims regarding personhood ballot measure

Oct 26, 2014

The Colorado Catholic bishops responded last week to a recent media campaign sponsored by Catholics for Choice against Amendment 67,... Read more

Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena Kratochvilova  (CC0 1.0).

Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014

A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will... Read more