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Downgrading marijuana’s danger level: What Catholics should know

May 13, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Marijuana usage remains a controversial topic among many people of faith, including Catholics. Here’s what you need to know.  Read more

Sandra Miley emcees the Hispanic Eucharistic Convention on April 27, 2024, at the Gaylord of the Rockies Convention Center in Denver.

Hispanic Eucharistic Convention leads thousands to renewed faith in the Real Presence

May 1, 2024

By Rocio Madera

In an environment filled with joy and hope, thousands of people met at the Gaylord of the Rockies Convention Center... Read more

Outfits worn for traditional Mexican dances.

How a Catholic school in Colorado celebrates its thriving Hispanic community 

Jan 31, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The rise in the Catholic Hispanic population has not only been seen in churches across the country but also in... Read more

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Colorado Catholic preschools argue in federal court that state discriminates against them

Jan 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Denver and two Catholic preschools contend that the state’s universal preschool program is unconstitutional. Read more

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‘Your confessional is ready’: Buzzing into confession at a Denver Catholic high school

Dec 29, 2023

By Denver Catholic

Students at Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver don’t wait in line for confession. Instead, they pick up a buzzer... Read more

Marijuana leaves.

Denver archbishop: Why I wrote a pastoral letter on marijuana

Dec 1, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

In a Nov. 28  interview, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explained what motivated him to write a pastoral letter on... Read more

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Catholics and pot: Denver archbishop speaks out against marijuana use, U.S. drug culture

Nov 10, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Samuel Aquila’s new pastoral letter lays out the reasons for the Church’s teaching that drug use is immoral. Read more

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Denver Archdiocese sues Colorado over preschool program that excludes Catholic schools

Aug 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The lawsuit objects that the program rules are unconstitutional and exclude Catholic schools but not the preschool programs of other... Read more

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

New pastoral note by Denver archbishop highlights ‘clearest teaching on the Eucharist’ in Scripture

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has issued a pastoral note called “You Have the Words of Eternal Life” to mark this... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver offers Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023.

As we forgive: a Lenten pastoral note from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver

Feb 26, 2023

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Forgiveness is “desperately needed to renew our society,” writes Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver in a new pastoral note. Read more

All Souls Catholic School and Church in Englewood, Colorado

Denver Archdiocese says fired lesbian teacher violated contract

Feb 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A teacher at a Catholic school in Denver was fired after the archdiocese learned of her same-sex relationship, which violated... Read more

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Alleged abuse victim files lawsuit against ex-priest, Denver Archdiocese

Jan 20, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The plaintiff alleges that then Father Tim Evans abused him more than 100 times when he was an altar boy... Read more

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

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Denver Archdiocese defends gender identity policy for schools

Nov 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Denver is defending its guidance on sexual identity in Catholic schools after an article on the policy... Read more

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Adams County, Colorado, sustained thousands of dollars in estimated damage from a pair of drive-by shootings Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, 2022.

Drive-by gunshots target Denver-area Catholic church

Aug 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

No one was hurt, but the church suffered tens of thousands of dollars in estimated damage. Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Little Sisters of the Poor to close Denver nursing home after 105 years

Aug 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Little Sisters of the Poor announced this week their intention to withdraw from a nursing home they have operated... Read more

Cardinal James Francis Stafford, Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary, in December 2021.

Cardinal Stafford urges a rediscovery of the Liturgy of the Hours

May 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

What does it mean to pray “ceaselessly”? Read more

Vandalism at St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colo., May 7, 2022.

Parish church in northern Colorado tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating

May 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish church in northern Colorado known for its active pro-life ministry was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti over the... Read more

Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022.

Colorado parish defaced with pro-abortion graffiti for second time in seven months

May 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish church in Boulder, Colorado was defaced with pro-abortion slogans the evening of May 3, marking the second... 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