- Sep 24, 2020
A new Visitor and Heritage Center is already open and features a number of exhibits celebrating the ’93 papal visit, including a display of St. John Paul’s walking stick, which was reportedly crafted for him by a member of the U.S. Secret Service.
Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded.
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, on behalf of the bishops of Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses, joined Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser at a news conference Feb. 19 to announce several measures to address child sex abuse, including an independent review of records on abuse claims from the three dioceses.
Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to require all public schools and charter schools “to either use a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum that contradicts human nature and is inconsistent with Christian values, or to provide no instruction on sexuality at all,” Denver’s archbishop said in a letter read at all Masses Jan. 27.
“A nice crop” of vocations is something the Capuchin Franciscans are celebrating this July in the Province of St. Conrad, whose headquarters are in Denver.
A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people.