Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wonders what German bishops would have thought about Henry VIII's annulment

The following comes from an October 20 Catholic News Agency article: If divorced-and-remarried Catholics should receive communion, as Cardinal Walter Kasper and many of the German bishops suggest, does that mean St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher died for nothing? In his latest column Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver asked this question and pointed to similarities … [Read more...]

Denver’s Archbishop Aquila restores sacraments to original order

Youth groups have new purpose other than confirmation preparation

The following comes from a May 23 Catholic News Agency article: In an unprecedented change for an archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion – will be restored to their original order. “In an increasingly secular world, the reality is this: the souls of our children are the … [Read more...]

Will Calif. bishops do anything about murder of baby girls?

The following was sent to California Catholic Daily by one of its correspondents on Apr. 28. Dear Archbishops and Bishops of California,    I write with urgency and conviction, to bring to your attention that the California Catholic Conference of Bishops is not including support for AB 2336 on Catholic Advocacy Day next Tuesday, April 29th.  AB 2336 would ban Sex-Selection … [Read more...]

Extreme abortion bill spiked in Colorado Senate

The following comes from an Apr. 16 story on Catholic News Agency’s website. Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial bill that could have banned all pro-life laws in the state. “Lift up your hearts in gratitude to God,” said Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila in a post on Twitter. “Blessings on … [Read more...]

Christianity is not decoration on the cake

  The following comes from Nov. 1 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency. The Archbishop of Denver warned that an increasing rejection of God endangers the foundations of democracy, urging Catholics to embrace the truth of the Gospel and to live it “both personally and publicly.” “When one does away with God, one embraces, whether knowingly or … [Read more...]