Archbishop Aquila

Our Shepherd

Archbishop Aquila

Elections and calling evil good

October 21, 2014

As I listen to the political discussion leading up to the Nov. 4 election, a warning from the prophet Isaiah comes to mind: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Is 5:20). This rings especially true when it comes to the issue of women’s health, which has been a strong focus of the… Read more »

George Weigel

The Catholic Difference

George Weigel

An extraordinary Synod, indeed

October 21, 2014

According to Vatican-speak, a specially scheduled session of the Synod of Bishops is an “Extraordinary Synod,” meaning Not-an-Ordinary Synod, held every three years or so. In the case of the recently-completed Extraordinary Synod of 2014, extraordinary things did happen, in the “Oh, wow!” sense of the word. And if this year’s Extraordinary Synod was a… Read more »

Roxanne King

Editor

Roxanne King

Hope and a future

September 30, 2014

Countless blessings. That’s what I’ve received in my 16 years with the Denver Catholic Register. It has been a gift and a privilege to serve the Church in her work of evangelization through the Register. This issue marks my last as editor, a position I’ve served the last 13 years. My tenure as editor is… Read more »

Larry Smith

Call to Charity

Larry Smith

Fight for life with Jason Jones Jan. 31

October 15, 2014

I’ve written previously about “The real war on women: a life of poverty.” Here’s the reality: “The culture asks women to contracept. Then, when they become pregnant, it asks them to abort. If they don’t abort and keep the child, many times they are ostracized from their family or violently abused by a partner. They… Read more »

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Making Sense of Bioethics

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk

Of proxies and POLSTs: The good and the bad in end-of-life planning

September 16, 2014

Planning for end-of-life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious turn for the worse and we are no longer able to indicate our own wishes or make our own decisions. Advance directives can be of two types: living wills and health care agents. The best… Read more »

Chris Stefanick

Real Life Catholic

Chris Stefanick

Dark Horse

August 28, 2014

Hip-hop and rap “love songs” seem to be ever more about the person singing or rapping, and about their sexual prowess, power, or wealth (aka “bling”), than about the object of their affection. It’s so self-absorbed it’s embarrassing, or at least it would be if their fan base took the time to think critically about… Read more »

Abby Johnson

Guest Column

Abby Johnson

After Tiller

September 10, 2014

By Abby Johnson The following is adapted from a Sept. 1 blog post by Abby Johnson about the 2013 documentary “After Tiller.” The film, made in response to the 2009 murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller, follows four U.S. doctors that openly perform late-term abortions. It premiered on PBS Sept. 1, 2014. I have seen… Read more »

Matt and Mindy Dalton

Marriage Missionaries

Matt and Mindy Dalton

The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life

October 10, 2014

We entered marriage in 1991 with our own ideas dominating our thoughts and actions of what marriage was all about, specifically the teaching on openness to life. What does the Church know about marriage, let alone being a father or mother? Does the Church realize how much money it takes to raise children? We only… Read more »

Don’t forget your angel

October 21, 2014

Many of us forget, apart from the rosary, the month of October is also dedicated to the holy angels. Some are unaware of this supernatural reality, or relegate it to cute little images of angels who spend eternity sitting comfortably on billowing white clouds strumming on a harp; or childlike angels who swoop around, giggling… Read more »