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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

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

Denver cathedral vandalized with anti-Catholic slogans 

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver was spray-painted with anti-Catholic slogans on Sunday, the latest in... Read more

Marchers walk along with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a pro-life Eucharistic Procession Oct. 2, 2021 in Denver.

Denver pro-life Eucharistic procession circles state's largest abortion clinic

Oct 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The Oct. 2 procession, part of the 40 Days for Life movement, began in the garden of the pro-life clinic... Read more

Vandalism at Sacred Heart of Mary parish in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 29, 2021.

Colorado parish church vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish in Boulder, Colorado, with a memorial to aborted babies on its front lawn was desecrated with pro-abortion... Read more

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Curé d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021.

Some stolen items from Denver parish church recovered

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Several valuable items belonging to a Denver Catholic parish, including the tabernacle and vessels used for Mass, were recovered late... Read more

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Curé d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021.

African-American parish in Denver robbed of tabernacle, Eucharist

Sep 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A historically African-American parish in Denver was robbed Monday night of a number of valuables, most notably the tabernacle and... Read more

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

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

Graffiti on wall of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Denver, Colorado

Historic Denver church vandalized, motive unclear

Jun 30, 2021

A historic Catholic church in downtown Denver was tagged with graffiti on Monday evening, in a possible reference to the... 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

Msgr. Charles Woodrich.

Once beloved Colorado priest among newly identified clerical abusers

Dec 2, 2020

Investigation into the history of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Colorado has found nine diocesan priests with “substantiated” sexual... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Colorado's Catholic dioceses pay $6.6 million in abuse settlements

Oct 19, 2020

An independent reparation and reconciliation program for the three dioceses in Colorado announced Friday that $6.68 million had been paid... Read more

Bishops of Wichita, Denver call Catholics to turn to Mary in 'time of crisis'

Aug 11, 2020

Two bishops have called for rosary crusades in their respective dioceses in the month of August, asking Catholics to pray... Read more

'Scrambling' Catholic schools push for 'equitable' coronavirus relief funding

Jul 14, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Though federal rule makers have clarified that coronavirus relief funds must help non-public schools, including Catholic schools, Catholic school advocates... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Denver archbishop requests fasting, prayer for victims of sexual abuse

Feb 26, 2020

For the second year, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver is inviting all the faithful of the local Church to offer... Read more

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

Aquila: Report on Colorado sexual abuse calls Church to vigilance and holiness

Oct 24, 2019

After the release of a report on sexual abuse in Colorado’s Catholic dioceses, the Archbishop of Denver said that the... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver speaks before the Colorado capitol, Jan. 17, 2015.

Colorado dioceses announces independent reparations program for abuse victims

Oct 8, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Colorado announced Monday an independent reparation and reconciliation program that will provide for victims of clerical... Read more

A charter bus crashed on the interstate outside Pueblo, Colo., June 23, 2019.

Catholic youth group involved in fatal Colorado bus crash

Jun 24, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A charter bus carrying members of a Catholic group from New Mexico crashed Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people... Read more

Columbine High School.

How Denver’s archbishop responded to Columbine

Apr 20, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

How Denver's archbishop responded to the shooting at Columbine High School.  Read more

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

Denver archbishop releases letter responding to claims by priest

Sep 28, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of Denver has released a letter in response to a series of accusations posted online by one of... Read more