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Archbishop Samuel Aquila

Media reaction to Club Q shooting scapegoated religion, Denver archbishop says

Dec 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The “unmitigated tragedy” of a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub prompted “irresponsible” press coverage, Archbishop Samuel Aquila... Read more

Law enforcement officials continue their investigation into Saturday's shooting at the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On Saturday evening, a 22-year-old gunman allegedly entered the LGBTQ nightclub and opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others before being stopped by club patrons.

Colorado bishops pray for ‘peace and healing’ after shooting at LGBTQ nightclub

Nov 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The alleged gunman entered Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday and began shooting. Five people were killed... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop: Cordileone 'made every attempt' to avoid barring Pelosi from Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.

German bishops' president asserts 'the need to develop the Church's teaching'

May 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The president of the German bishops’ conference has expressed his belief that Church teaching needs further development, in response to... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: German synodal path repudiates the deposit of faith

May 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver wrote Monday to the head of the German bishops’ conference reiterating that that country’s synodal... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool.

German bishops' president responds to letter warning of schism risk in synodal path

Apr 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal... Read more

A pro-life eucharistic procession around a Planned Parenthood facility in Denver, Colo., April 9, 2022.

Pro-Life Eucharistic Procession Draws Hundreds in Denver

Amidst the refrain of Hail Marys in the background, hundreds of faithful took to the streets around the Stapleton Planned... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver says a Mass of diaconal ordination in 2020.

Archbishop Aquila urges Catholics to 're-acquire a biblical worldview' this Advent

Dec 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

In a pastoral note for Advent, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver urged Catholics to seek a way of seeing the... Read more

Vandalism on a door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., Oct. 10, 2021.

Denver archbishop, writing in Washington Post, decries vandalism of Catholic property

Nov 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Incidents include graffiti sprayed on church walls, Catholic statues beheaded or smashed, gravestones desecrated with swastikas, and arson. Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., on May 24, 2020.

Archbishop Aquila: The Eucharist can transform your life

Nov 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explained that the U.S. bishops want to "present a clear understanding of the Church’s teachings... Read more

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he will vote against a document on the Eucharist being considered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15-18, 2021.

Bishop Stowe ‘not in favor’ of Eucharistic document, but predicts it will pass

Nov 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he remains opposed to a draft document on the Eucharist the U.S. bishops... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Christ's challenging truthfulness needed regarding reception of Communion

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the US bishops prepare to discuss a draft statement on the Eucharist, the Archbishop of Denver has recalled Christ’s... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop denounces ‘anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism’ at two schools

Oct 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver denounced recent incidents of “anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism” that occurred at two area schools last... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Catholic Democrats should take responsibility, not weaponize the Eucharist

Jul 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver in his Friday column called out the 60 Catholic Democrats who penned a letter defending... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila (L) delivers brief remarks during the funeral Mass for Boulder police officer Eric Talley on March 29, 2021, in Denver, Colorado.

Archbishop Aquila: My letter on ‘Synodal Way’ is a call to conversion, not division

May 28, 2021

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver expounded on his recent open letter on the German bishops’ “Synodal Way,” in an interview... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone supports Archbishop Aquila’s call for repentance for German synodal path

May 27, 2021

The Archbishop of San Francisco has publicly supported Archbishop Aquila’s response to the German bishops’ “synodal path.” Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila

Archbishop Aquila: Germany's synodal path needs repentance, belief, truth

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The German Catholic bishops and those involved in the synodal path of the Church in Germany must be the first... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone 'deeply grieved' by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

May 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on... 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

Former vice president Joe Biden at a campaign event, Nov, 2019.

Denver archbishop challenges 'pro-choice' Catholics to test their conscience

Jan 28, 2021

During his homily on Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver criticized pro-choice Catholics, adding that if life is not valued... Read more