The Celtic Spring band will give a free performance 1:30 p.m. July 19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Denver.Local

Irish band Celtic Spring brought joy of Christ to Denver

The energizing and toe-tapping Irish melodies of the Celtic Spring band are designed to entertain listeners. But for the Wood family that makes up the folk ensemble, it’s also a chance for an encounter with Christ. “I found Irish music and dance seems to give people a taste of things deeply beautiful and joyful,” said… Read more »

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, pictured here in an Aug. 1990 article in the Denver Catholic Register, died July 17. His funeral arrangements are pending.Local

Western Slope priest dies at 85

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, who worked to connect the Western Slope with Denver and launched its first Catholic Charities’ office, died July 17. He was 85. Born to Salvatore and Josephine Dentici on Aug. 8, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thomas Francis Dentici attended Niagara University and Seminary and Our Lady of Angels in New York. He… Read more »

Jesuit Father Mitch PacwaLocal

Society to host healing, meditative conference for adults, youths

The St. Thomas Aquinas Society is hosting its next free conference in Colorado Springs focused on leading the faithful to meditation, healing and joy in Christ. This year’s title “Blessed Be God” will bring a host of priests and laity who will share the faith, give testimonies and present on a variety of engaging topics… Read more »

Father Joseph Hearty, F.S.S.P., blesses Lourdes Marian Center inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Littleton July 16 after its reopening was approved by the Archdiocese of Denver.Local

Lourdes Marian Center makes comeback

The miracle lies in having faith. But there’s something in the Lourdes water that got Denver believers to beg for its return. Their prayers came true July 16 when a small gathering of familiar volunteers joined Father Joseph Hearty, F.S.S.P., as he blessed the site of the new Lourdes Marian Center, reopened after a three-year… Read more »

The Celtic Spring band will give a free performance 1:30 p.m. July 19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Denver.

Irish band Celtic Spring brought joy of Christ to Denver

The energizing and toe-tapping Irish melodies of the Celtic Spring band are designed to entertain listeners. But for the Wood family that makes up the folk ensemble, it’s also a chance for an encounter with Christ. “I found Irish music and dance seems to give people a taste of things deeply beautiful and joyful,” said… Read more »

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, pictured here in an Aug. 1990 article in the Denver Catholic Register, died July 17. His funeral arrangements are pending.

Western Slope priest dies at 85

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, who worked to connect the Western Slope with Denver and launched its first Catholic Charities’ office, died July 17. He was 85. Born to Salvatore and Josephine Dentici on Aug. 8, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thomas Francis Dentici attended Niagara University and Seminary and Our Lady of Angels in New York. He… Read more »

Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa

Society to host healing, meditative conference for adults, youths

The St. Thomas Aquinas Society is hosting its next free conference in Colorado Springs focused on leading the faithful to meditation, healing and joy in Christ. This year’s title “Blessed Be God” will bring a host of priests and laity who will share the faith, give testimonies and present on a variety of engaging topics… Read more »

Father Joseph Hearty, F.S.S.P., blesses Lourdes Marian Center inside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Littleton July 16 after its reopening was approved by the Archdiocese of Denver.

Lourdes Marian Center makes comeback

The miracle lies in having faith. But there’s something in the Lourdes water that got Denver believers to beg for its return. Their prayers came true July 16 when a small gathering of familiar volunteers joined Father Joseph Hearty, F.S.S.P., as he blessed the site of the new Lourdes Marian Center, reopened after a three-year… Read more »

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, pictured here in an Aug. 1990 article in the Denver Catholic Register, died July 17. His funeral arrangements are pending.

Western Slope priest dies at 85

Msgr. Thomas Dentici, who worked to connect the Western Slope with Denver and launched its first Catholic Charities’ office, died July 17. He was 85. Born to Salvatore and Josephine Dentici on Aug. 8, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thomas Francis Dentici attended Niagara University and Seminary and Our Lady of Angels in New York. He… Read more »

Liturgical composer Dan Schutte talks with fellow musician during a workshop at Spirit of Christ Church in Arvada.

Music composer takes stage at Spirit of Christ

Contemporary liturgical composer and musician Daniel Schutte visited Spirit of Christ Church in Arvada early this month to lead a workshop. The American songwriter, known for composing the hymn “Here I Am, Lord,” conducted the workshop in honor of the parish’s year-long celebration of its 40th anniversary. Liturgical music has taken center stage during Spirit… Read more »

50 years a priest and much gratitude

Father Michael Kerrigan A Colorado native, Father Michael Kerrigan served as pastor at parishes in the heart of Denver to the Rocky Mountains. He is celebrating his 50-year ordination anniversary in the priesthood. Since 1966 Father Kerrigan, who was born in Leadville, has been assigned to guide the flock of faithful. He began ministering at… Read more »

Native, foreign priests reach 60-year jubilees in archdiocese

During the Denver Archdiocese’s annual Chrism Mass in April, priests were honored for their jubilee years of service to the Church. Below are short profiles of four priests who are celebrating 60 years of priesthood ordination. Father Thomas Dowd A native Nebraskan and longtime Denver priest, Father Thomas Dowd reached his 60 year anniversary in… Read more »

Danica Cutshall, Regis University senior and midfielder for the lacrosse team, received the 2014 IWLCA Division II Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Local college lacrosse player receives national honor

Regis University senior and midfielder for the lacrosse team, Danica Cutshall, was recently named the 2014 IWLCA Division II Scholar Athlete of the Year, one of the top honors given by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. The Lakeville, Minn. native led the Regis University Rangers to their best season in school history with a record… Read more »

Graduates of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy with the organization's directors, Chauncey Billups and Lonnie Porter, right, at Regis University June 26.

At-risk kids receive education boost

Fourteen high school students from some of Denver’s most at-risk communities graduated from the 19th annual Porter-Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University June 26. The program, that helps prepare students for college, is a joint effort of longtime Regis University men’s basketball coach, Lonnie Porter; and National Basketball Association All-Star and Denver native Chauncey Billups…. Read more »

Regis University's women's golf team

Brawn and brains: Regis University teams honored for academics

Four Regis University athletic teams earned top academic honors, receiving Paul W. Brechler Awards for highest team grade point averages among the 14 teams in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Regis teams honored include: the women’s golf squad that took top honors with a 3.64 GPA, men’s soccer combined for a 3.39… Read more »

Marilyn LaSalle at her desk at St. Louis School in Louisville, where she worked 38 years prior to retiring earlier this month.

Love for school secretary clear as a bell

After 38 years of service, Marilyn LaSalle, 73, retired from St. Louis School in Louisville at the end of the school year. Members of the school and parish community gathered June 1 at Memory Square Park, near the church at 902 Grant Ave., to celebrate her years of dedicated service. During the celebration, she was… Read more »

Pope Francis during the May 22 Wednesday general audience at the Vatican.

Vatican dismisses Italian news report on papal interview

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)— The Vatican spokesperson said that the pope’s words as reported in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica cannot be considered with certainty to be Pope Francis’ actual words. Father Federico Lombardi of the Holy See Press Office questioned whether there is an “explicit acknowledgment” in the interview of “a manipulation of naive… Read more »

Fellow soldiers pay their respects to Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Bear following his funeral March 13, 2012 at his childhood parish, All Saints in Denver. Bear was killed 12 days earlier by small arms fire in Afghanistan.

Archbishop asks Americans to remember the brave on Independence Day

While celebrating Independence Day July 4, U.S. Miliary Services Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D.,  urged Americans to recognize “men and women in uniform” both past and present, for their “selfless dedication and sacrifice.” “Independence Day is an occasion for picnics and parades, family fun and fireworks, but we must never forget that freedom comes at a… Read more »

Lori Windham, senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, addresses the news media in front of the Supreme Court after the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled 5-4 that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

Prayers answered

Colorado’s three Catholic bishops are unanimously praising the “historic religious liberty decision” of the U.S. Supreme Court that allows for-profit businesses to exercise their religious beliefs and not comply with the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate. Businesses all across the United States express and act on moral views and the court acknowledged in… Read more »

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered at St. Peter's Square in this file photo.

Pope: drug addiction is an evil

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—In a message for an international conference on enforcing drug laws, Pope Francis denounced the trend of offering addicts narcotics as a substitute for hard drugs, stating that it only worsens the problem. “Let me state this in the clearest terms possible: the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs!… Read more »