Catholic journalist Alejandro Bermudez will speak at the Augustine Institute in Greenwood Village Aug. 7, sponsored by JPII Outdoor Lab.Local

Speaker to address being Catholic in a secular workplace

All are invited to a talk Aug. 7 by Catholic journalist Alejandro Bermudez, editor-in-chief of the Catholic New Agency and Spanish news provider ACI Prensa: “Salt and Light—Living the Call of Pope Francis for Catholics in the Secular Workplace.” “It sounds easy, go and be salt and light to the world,” explained Sandy Harem, executive… Read more »

Jennifer Kleinschmidt was named CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado on July 29.Local

Colorado Springs’ Charities names interim CEO

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, which serves the Diocese of Colorado Springs, has named Jennifer Kleinschmidt as interim chief executive officer, the organization announced July 29. Kleinschmidt has served as chief of organizational excellence for the agency since December 2012. She was instrumental in the launch of the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ disaster planning effort,… Read more »

Terminology used in the  pro-abortion battle to protect access to abortion is strategically crafted by advocates.Local

In the abortion debate, words matter

Sometimes the devil is in the words. Terminology used in the pro-abortion battle to protect access to abortion and contraceptives is strategically crafted by advocates. Last year, Planned Parenthood announced it wanted to shed the decades old term “pro-choice,” commonly used to describe advocates of a woman’s decision to access legal abortion, because it was… Read more »

Catholic journalist Alejandro Bermudez will speak at the Augustine Institute in Greenwood Village Aug. 7, sponsored by JPII Outdoor Lab.

Speaker to address being Catholic in a secular workplace

All are invited to a talk Aug. 7 by Catholic journalist Alejandro Bermudez, editor-in-chief of the Catholic New Agency and Spanish news provider ACI Prensa: “Salt and Light—Living the Call of Pope Francis for Catholics in the Secular Workplace.” “It sounds easy, go and be salt and light to the world,” explained Sandy Harem, executive… Read more »

Jennifer Kleinschmidt was named CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado on July 29.

Colorado Springs’ Charities names interim CEO

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, which serves the Diocese of Colorado Springs, has named Jennifer Kleinschmidt as interim chief executive officer, the organization announced July 29. Kleinschmidt has served as chief of organizational excellence for the agency since December 2012. She was instrumental in the launch of the Diocese of Colorado Springs’ disaster planning effort,… Read more »

Terminology used in the  pro-abortion battle to protect access to abortion is strategically crafted by advocates.

In the abortion debate, words matter

Sometimes the devil is in the words. Terminology used in the pro-abortion battle to protect access to abortion and contraceptives is strategically crafted by advocates. Last year, Planned Parenthood announced it wanted to shed the decades old term “pro-choice,” commonly used to describe advocates of a woman’s decision to access legal abortion, because it was… Read more »

Volunteer Gail Suhr organizes clothes inside the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 6260 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver. The store is in danger of closing due to financial woes.

Saving the last Catholic-run thrift store in the state

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has given to Denver’s poor and needy for more than a century. Now the society is the one reaching out its hand for help. The situation is serious for the Catholic lay organization’s thrift store at 6260 E. Colfax Avenue. The organization’s Denver Metro Council executive director Chris Strassburger… 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 »

Chris Stefanick, evangelist and syndicated columnist for the Denver Catholic Register, will be among featured speakers for the Amazing Parish conferences launching in Denver in August.

‘Amazing Parish’ inaugural conference to be held in Denver

CNA – A new movement seeking to unite the faithful and their pastors in the formation of thriving parishes has seen a wide scope of interest throughout the U.S. in the time since it was started little more than a year ago. “The response has been great,” Pat Lencioni, one of the founders, told CNA…. Read more »

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News)—The U.S. Senate on July 16 rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief. “While the outcome of today’s vote is a relief, it is sobering to think that more than half the members of the U.S. Senate, sworn to uphold… 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 »

Parishioners of Most Holy Mother of God Church in Vladivostok, Russia, in front of the church Sept. 2012 with the priests that re-established the parish in 1991: Father Myron Effing, front row; and Father Daniel Maurer, second row.

A new generation of Catholics for Russia

From the launch of the Russian Revolution in 1917 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the communist regime did everything they could to remove God from society: they murdered Christians by the thousands; destroyed churches, monasteries and seminaries; and intentionally unraveled the fabric of the family. “From the very beginning, communism was… Read more »