• Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

    Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

    • Oct 25, 2017

    While the teenage years have “always been a time of uncertainty, as physiological and emotional development takes place,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said, the pervasive influence of social media in today’s world adds a new dimension to adolescence in the 21st century. Data from recent government surveys indicate a huge spike in rates of adolescent depression and related mental health issues.

  • Denver bishop says, “To migrate is a destiny, not a choice”

    Denver bishop says, “To migrate is a destiny, not a choice”

    • Oct 13, 2017

    While Dreamers have been in the limelight of the immigration debate, migrant farm workers have been harvesting our crops in harsh temperatures and little time off. The auxiliary bishop of Denver sees their plight, and wants to be of service to them.

  • Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    Life of African-American sainthood candidate a gripping tale

    • Jul 14, 2017

    Born into slavery in the 19th century and later the servant of a wealthy white socialite in Denver, Julia Greeley is now a candidate for sainthood. Despite her own difficult circumstances, in part the result of being caught up in a soap opera divorce involving the Colorado governor, she gave everything she had to serve the poor and to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  • Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    • Jul 12, 2017

    Given the mushrooming presence of undocumented immigrants in Colorado, one might think church leaders risk extra blowback when they speak out on immigrant rights. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, however, says there’s precious little, in part because Catholics see these immigrants in their parishes and know they’re almost all “really good people.”

  • Dating Catholic style – ‘Time for God to take the reins’

    Dating Catholic style – ‘Time for God to take the reins’

    • Apr 24, 2017

    Speed dating seemingly has been relegated to the punch line of a movie like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” or the dustbin of the early 2000s. But why? It still exists, and if Anna Maria Basquez, founder of Denver Catholic Speed Dating & Faith Match, is right, it could be just what a jaded Catholic dater is looking for, and she’s got the success stories to prove it.

  • On the ‘Great Storm’ and the trouble with the tremendous

    On the ‘Great Storm’ and the trouble with the tremendous

    • Feb 18, 2017

    They don’t get much attention from theological and pastoral elites, but movements such as private end-times revelations, exorcism, and charismatic spirituality are part of the Catholic mosaic, and experience shows they have to be engaged lest people feed their hunger somewhere else.