Archbishop Aquila

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Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

The growing problem of teen suicide is one that should be met with prayer and efforts to help young people... Read more

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Denver archbishop signs petition to end 4/20 rallies

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

Archbishop Aquila allows Boy Scout troops under Catholic guidelines

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has announced that parishes in his diocese may continue to charter Boy Scout troops,... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila led a Eucharistic Procession of 1,800 around Planned Parenthood in Stapleton, CO on March 5, 2016.

Eucharistic procession draws nearly 2,000 at Planned Parenthood

It was a powerful, solemn scene at Planned Parenthood in Stapleton, Colorado on Saturday morning as Denver Archbishop Samuel J.... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver says Mass July 18, 2012.

Seek mercy, not violence – Denver's archbishop on Planned Parenthood shooting

In the wake of last week's attack on a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has rejected... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver gives a catechesis session during World Youth Day in Rio July 25, 2013.

Denver archbishop: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean... Read more

Concelebration of Mass at Denver's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

What makes a good priest? Friendship with Jesus Christ

For Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, the biggest challenges to priestly formation today can be overcome through divine friendship with... Read more

Michelangelo's The Creation of Eve, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, c. 1510.

Natural family planning, theology of the body – the Church's 'best-kept secrets'

If you ask Archbishop Aquila, theology of the body and natural family planning – both practical resources on human sexuality... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates Mass for the 20th annniversary of the Denver WYD Aug 15, 2013.

Archbishop Aquila: Media missed message of joy at synod

The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates Mass for the 20th annniversary of the Denver WYD Aug 15, 2013.

Show joy of Christian family life, Denver archbishop teaches

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has published a pastoral letter calling on Catholics to live their faith in their... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Archbishop Aquila: teaching on marriage must be rooted in Christ

As the Synod of Bishops on the Family draws closer, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has offered a reflection for... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop thanks Colo. faithful for witness against abortion bill

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has voiced his gratitude to all those who spoke out against proposed Colorado legislation... Read more

Colorado State Capitol.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. (File photo/CNA).

Denver archbishop: Year of Faith was a time 'to meet Jesus'

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver says the end of the Year of Faith should encourage Catholics to continue to... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver giving a catechesis session during WYD, July 25, 2013.

Be pro-life unconditionally, Denver archbishop says

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver urged Catholic medical workers to be “unconditionally” pro-life witnesses, criticizing those who support abortion and... Read more

Bishop-designate John T. Folda.

Next Fargo bishop hopes to copy Pope's service

Monsignor John T. Folda, who has been appointed Bishop of Fargo by Pope Francis, says he hopes to follow the... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. File Photo/CNA.

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila gives the keynote at the Living the Catholic Faith Conference March 1, 2013.

Denver archbishop says faith requires trust, intimacy with God

Trust in God is the key foundation of faith which allows one to develop an intimate and personal relationship with... Read more

Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila delivers the closing prayer during the remembrance ceremony at the Century Aurora on Jan. 17, 2013.

Christ's beauty overcomes evil, archbishop says at Aurora theater

At the reopening of the Aurora theater where a gunman took 12 lives last July, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila at an August 2012 blessing ceremony for Seton House in downtown Denver.

Goodness is best response to evil of shootings, Archbishop Aquila says

As the nation mourns the loss of life in the Newtown, Conn. shooting, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver is... Read more