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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


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


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

Brad Jolly at his home in Longmont, Colorado.

Colorado man shares his love of math — and Catholicism — with students in Uganda

Apr 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since last summer, a Colorado man has been helping Catholic schoolchildren in Uganda using the two “universal” things that they... 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

A statue of St. Michael the Archangel with a liquid 'similar to red nail polish' on its head.

Denver archdiocese: Supposed blood on St Michael statue 'similar to red nail polish'

Mar 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

After having a chemical analysis performed on swabs used to clean alleged blood from a local woman’s statue of St.... Read more

A statue of St. Michael the Archangel with what appears to have a substance resembling blood dripping from his forehead.

Is blood flowing from a Colorado woman's St Michael statue?

Mar 7, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

On Feb. 23, hours before the world would hear that Russia had invaded Ukraine, a statue of St. Michael the... Read more

Members of Lions for Life at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Centennial, Colo.

Meet Catholic school students who pray the rosary for the unborn

Feb 3, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Seventh graders CeCe and Abby start off each month by waking up early to say the rosary with their fellow... Read more

Stained glass window depicting St. Joseph.

From Denver to Uganda, St Joseph facilitates an unexpected connection

Jan 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I... Read more