Stained glass inside Annunciation Church was one of the seven sites selected for the Register's concluded summer Art and Architecture Walk.Local

Ownership found after friends join sacred art walk

After Barbara Finnegan and her friend traveled across the Front Range to visit some of the most notable sacred art and architecture spots, she felt like a member of the community. Finnegan, 74, and Patty O’Keefe, 74, of St. Thomas More Church in Centennial still felt like transplants from other states until they completed the… Read more »

Parish News

Priesthood a surprise, call to deepening faith for 25-year priests

The following priests in the Archdiocese of Denver are marking 25 years in the priesthood.   Father Dennis Brown, O.M.V. Currently: spiritual director for permanent diaconate program at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Born: Flint, Mich. Ordained: May 28, 1989 Among previous assignments: retreat director in Loretto, Austria, and Ann Arbor, Mich.; chaplain in Boston,… Read more »

Organizers of the Match for Peace announce details of the event at the press conference in Rome Aug. 25.World & Nation

Peace is the GOOOOOOAL!

Nearly 50 of the world’s best soccer players, past and present, including Argentine standouts Javier Zanetti and Lionel Messi, and Brazil’s Ronaldinho, will gather in Rome Sept. 1 for an interreligiuos Match for Peace. Players in the exhibition game, set for 8:45 p.m. Rome time in Olympic Stadium, represent several different religions groups including Catholic,… Read more »

Father Jude GeilenkirchenParish News

Retired priest back to full-time ministry

For those who may be wondering what happened to Father Jude Geilenkirchen, 76, since his retirement from active ministry in 2009, he is happily serving at St. Clare of Assisi in Edwards and St. Mary in Eagle, according to pastor Msgr. Robert Kinkel. “Out of the generosity of his heart, he has volunteered to help… Read more »

Stained glass inside Annunciation Church was one of the seven sites selected for the Register's concluded summer Art and Architecture Walk.

Ownership found after friends join sacred art walk

After Barbara Finnegan and her friend traveled across the Front Range to visit some of the most notable sacred art and architecture spots, she felt like a member of the community. Finnegan, 74, and Patty O’Keefe, 74, of St. Thomas More Church in Centennial still felt like transplants from other states until they completed the… Read more »

Volunteer Jim Ryan teaches a class at Centro San Juan Diego.

Why I volunteer at Centro San Juan Diego

The following testimonial is from Centro San Juan Diego volunteer instructor Jim Ryan. Centro is looking for volunteer teachers for the new academic year. For more information, contact Juan Carlos Reyes at juancarlos.reyes@archden.org or at 303-295-9470, ext. 114. When I retired nine years ago I had no idea what I should or could do that… Read more »

Cover of "Waiting for a Name" by Colorado Catholic Cynthia Cerny

Colorado author pens book of pro-life reflections

Ten years ago, Cynthia Cerny was living a life many people would envy. She had authored a best-selling book on her dating experiences and was a sought-after guest on numerous radio and television shows. And through her job as an executive assistant to high-powered CEOs in Denver, she frequently rubbed elbows with the rich and… Read more »

Holy Family High School graduate David Sommers was interviewed on 9News in June for winning the 2014 Fred Steinmark award.

Holy Family grad takes prestigious award

One of Holy Family High School’s own was named winner of a prestigious state award this year. David Sommers was one of two to take home the 2014 Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year award for his accomplishments on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The Broomfield graduate is the… Read more »

Stained glass inside Annunciation Church was one of the seven sites selected for the Register's concluded summer Art and Architecture Walk.

Ownership found after friends join sacred art walk

After Barbara Finnegan and her friend traveled across the Front Range to visit some of the most notable sacred art and architecture spots, she felt like a member of the community. Finnegan, 74, and Patty O’Keefe, 74, of St. Thomas More Church in Centennial still felt like transplants from other states until they completed the… Read more »

Priesthood a surprise, call to deepening faith for 25-year priests

The following priests in the Archdiocese of Denver are marking 25 years in the priesthood.   Father Dennis Brown, O.M.V. Currently: spiritual director for permanent diaconate program at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Born: Flint, Mich. Ordained: May 28, 1989 Among previous assignments: retreat director in Loretto, Austria, and Ann Arbor, Mich.; chaplain in Boston,… Read more »

Father Jude Geilenkirchen

Retired priest back to full-time ministry

For those who may be wondering what happened to Father Jude Geilenkirchen, 76, since his retirement from active ministry in 2009, he is happily serving at St. Clare of Assisi in Edwards and St. Mary in Eagle, according to pastor Msgr. Robert Kinkel. “Out of the generosity of his heart, he has volunteered to help… Read more »

Sandy Polocz, left, brings fruit with her children for a blessing on the feast of the Transfiguration at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Fruits blessed in ancient Byzantine tradition

One of Denver’s smallest Catholic churches is keeper of some of the most ancient Christian traditions. On the feast of the Transfiguration, Aug. 6, parishioners of Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church gathered fruit and symbols of the fruits of their labor for a blessing. The first-fruits blessing dates back to… Read more »

Jesuit Father Philip Steele, who returned to his hometown of Denver to assume the role as president of Regis Jesuit High School in June 2006, will step down at the end of the school year.

Regis Jesuit High School begins search for new president

After nine years at the helm of Regis Jesuit High School, Father Philip Steele, S.J., will step down as president at the end of this school year. The process has begun to find his successor, according to Charisse Broderick King, director of communications at the Aurora high school. The search committee will be chaired by… Read more »

Savanna Hamilton, 18, a senior at Holy Family High School in Broomfield, is currently reigning as Adams County Fair Queen.

Queen takes the reign

When Brighton resident Savanna Hamilton was in sixth grade, she was dying to have a horse. “My dad promised me if I got all A’s that I could have a horse,” Hamilton, a senior at Holy Family High School in Broomfield, told the Denver Catholic Register. “I did, so now I have a horse.” For… Read more »

Frank Sferra at Mullen High School in 2010.

Mullen loses longtime teacher and friend

Mullen High School teacher Frank Sferra, 77, died July 30 after an extended illness. “The Mullen community and the Denver Catholic community have lost a friend and a saint,” said Mullen president and CEO Carl Unrein. Sferra was born in Denver Oct. 16, 1931. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School and Regis University, and… 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 »

Organizers of the Match for Peace announce details of the event at the press conference in Rome Aug. 25.

Peace is the GOOOOOOAL!

Nearly 50 of the world’s best soccer players, past and present, including Argentine standouts Javier Zanetti and Lionel Messi, and Brazil’s Ronaldinho, will gather in Rome Sept. 1 for an interreligiuos Match for Peace. Players in the exhibition game, set for 8:45 p.m. Rome time in Olympic Stadium, represent several different religions groups including Catholic,… Read more »

Iraqi families who fled recent fighting near the city of Mosul prepare to sleep on the ground as they try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 3, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, have no shelter and little water and food.

Denver Christians, Jews, Muslims to gather to pray for Mideast

Demonstrating his deep concern for growing violence against innocent people in the Middle East, Archbishop Samuel Aquila invites people of all faith backgrounds to an evening of interreligious prayer at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver. “We must pray and fast for our enemies,” Archbishop Aquila… 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 »