Members of Students for Life of America show their support for life at the west coast Walk for Life in San Francisco.

Join students to pray at abortion group’s fundraiser

Students for Life of America invite Colorado youth to join in a peaceful prayer vigil this Saturday afternoon outside a fundraiser for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) in downtown Denver. NARAL, a supporter of recently debated abortion rights legislation, Senate Bill 175 that died in the Colorado Senate April 16, will… Read more »

Malcolm Schluenderfritz crouches next to the first sprouts of lettuce in the Catholic community garden he organized in Lakewood called the St. Isidore Society.

Catholic gardening society takes root

Sustainable community gardens are not just for hippies. Some local Catholics say holistic locally-grown gardens rather mix well with the truths of the faith. This spring, some 20 faithful are busy cultivating a Lakewood garden that produces local food supply for members and helps spread the idea of Catholic sustainability. The St. Isidore Society, named… Read more »

Daniel Barela

Amsterdam isn’t Colorado, Mayor Hancock

On a trip that included a stop in London, the mayor of Denver met with municipal officials to gain information on the Dutch capital’s marijuana policies. Perceptions about the Dutch capital vary greatly and a comparison of Colorado and Holland may show something different than one might expect. One common misconception is that marijuana is… Read more »

Members of Students for Life of America show their support for life at the west coast Walk for Life in San Francisco.

Join students to pray at abortion group’s fundraiser

Students for Life of America invite Colorado youth to join in a peaceful prayer vigil this Saturday afternoon outside a fundraiser for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) in downtown Denver. NARAL, a supporter of recently debated abortion rights legislation, Senate Bill 175 that died in the Colorado Senate April 16, will… Read more »

Malcolm Schluenderfritz crouches next to the first sprouts of lettuce in the Catholic community garden he organized in Lakewood called the St. Isidore Society.

Catholic gardening society takes root

Sustainable community gardens are not just for hippies. Some local Catholics say holistic locally-grown gardens rather mix well with the truths of the faith. This spring, some 20 faithful are busy cultivating a Lakewood garden that produces local food supply for members and helps spread the idea of Catholic sustainability. The St. Isidore Society, named… Read more »

Daniel Barela

Amsterdam isn’t Colorado, Mayor Hancock

On a trip that included a stop in London, the mayor of Denver met with municipal officials to gain information on the Dutch capital’s marijuana policies. Perceptions about the Dutch capital vary greatly and a comparison of Colorado and Holland may show something different than one might expect. One common misconception is that marijuana is… Read more »

Msgr. Tom Fryar addresses the crowd at a 2010 gala to benefit the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Caring for the faithful: it’s what a priest trains to do

An annual rite of spring in the Denver Archdiocese is the announcement of the priest appointments as named by the Archbishop’s Office.  Those appointments, 36 and one seminarian assignment, are listed in this edition of the Denver Catholic Register directly below. Most of the appointments become effective in June. While all of the appointments are… Read more »

Students in Mrs. Wellems' third-grade class at St. John the Baptist School in Longmont celebrate being back in their room March 31 following renovations needed after flood damage last September.

Shelters rebuilt after the storm

Last September, dark skies dumped 20 inches of rain when a front stalled over northern Colorado Sept. 9 and persisted for nearly a week. The downpour resulted in catastrophic flooding that took lives, displaced tens of thousands and damaged more than 17,000 structures over 20,000 square miles. The Denver Archdiocese sustained more than $2 million… Read more »

Renovations to the 55-year-old education building at St. Joseph Parish in Golden were recently completed to improve it functionality and appearance.

Efficient meets attractive in Golden remodel

Thanks to recent renovations, St. Joseph Parish in Golden is no longer heating the neighborhood with the boiler in their 1959 education building. They are happily warming the community with their spiritual presence, as they have done since 1859. “Before, we were literally heating the outside,” explained Father Joseph Monahan, pastor since 1997. “Since the… Read more »

St. Joseph Polish children's Mass, Stations of Cross

A chance for renewal

Father Marek Ciesla, pastor of St. Joseph Polish Church, instructs children during Sunday Mass about preparation for Lent and how the liturgical time is a chance for renewal. Children stood under the parish’s refurbished Stations of the Cross, a reminder of this renewal, while Father Ciesla sprinkled the parishioners and Stations with holy water.

Michael Schiano

Math and speech teacher wins 9News award

Channel 9News’ anchor Gary Shapiro visited Most Precious Blood School in March to interview teacher Michael Schiano for his exemplary teaching skills and care for students. Schiano, who teaches middle school math and coaches the speech team, won the TV station’s “Teacher Who Cares” award. Known among students as “The Big Spaccone” (Italian for “the… Read more »

Kiara Johnson, left, celebrates after her speech at the Hope Springs Eternal Luncheon April 3 with Seeds of Hope director Natalie Mesko, center, and Kiara’s mother Debra Johnson, right.

Student abandoned at birth flourishes at Catholic school

Kiara Johnson discovered her love for reading and writing at Annunciation School. “It’s just a fun thing to do, maybe because I have such a big imagination and I am able to express myself through writing,” she said from her home in Denver. The 13-year-old is graduating eighth grade and will attend Arrupe Jesuit High… Read more »

2014 Respect Life Essay contest winners

Youths win pro-life themed art, essay awards

This year’s Respect Life essay and art contestants pose with their winning entries March 25 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception downtown. The winners stood with clergy and were honored for their work that expressed their pro-life convictions. First-place art winners are eighth-grader Dylan Devlin of St. Vincent de Paul School in Denver,… Read more »

Archbishop Samuel Aquila gives a talk to a packed house at Colorado State University in Fort Collins March 31.

Archbishop: To spread the good news of Christ, you need to know him

With Pope John Paul II at the helm, Denver’s World Youth Day 1993 kick-started the new evangelization in a powerful way, Archbishop Samuel Aquila told a packed ballroom March 31 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Known for his gift of ministering to the youth of the world, the late pontiff encouraged young people… Read more »

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Interview with “Heaven Is for Real” author Todd Burpo

The movie “Heaven Is For Real,” based on the 2010 book of the same name opens in theaters April 16. In 2012, the Denver Catholic Register interviewed the book’s author, Todd Burpo, who shared the story of his son Colton’s near-death experience, prior to the family’s visit to the Denver Archdiocese for the annual Guppy… Read more »

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope calls for protection of unborn, elderly

VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Pope Francis today reiterated the Church’s love for human life, encouraging that life be protected especially at its beginning stages, from conception, and at the end, with the elderly. The pope said this as he addressed representatives from the Italian pro-life movement. “We know it, human life is sacred and inviolable…. Read more »

Protection of minors a priority for pope, commission member says

 VATICAN CITY (CNA/Europa Press)—A German priest and psychologist recently appointed to the new Vatican commission for the protection of minors has stated that the initiative demonstrates Pope Francis’ concern regarding the immediacy of the issue. “I believe that people realize that this is an issue that Pope Francis has put on his agenda and with… Read more »