Charles W. Colson, R.I.P.
May 16, 2012 - Back in the days when Chuck Colson was willing to run over his grandmother for Richard Nixon, I would have happily done the same to Mr. Colson. Well, that was then, and this is now. And over the past 20 years, I never met a more thoroughly converted Christian, a more ecumenically serious Christian, or a more tenacious Christian than Chuck Colson, who died on April 21. He was a man whom I came, not just to respect, but to love .... [read more]
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Catholic Christian comfort is healing
In two recent stays at University Hospital, I received the holy Eucharist from extraordinary ministers from St. Pius X and St. Thérèse parishes in Aurora as well as from my brothers and sisters in the Neocatechumenal Way.
Thanks to this wonderful ministry, I felt the healing power of God. I’m grateful.
Bishop Conley’s ad limina column beautiful
I would like to thank Bishop James Conley for the beautiful column published in the May 9 Denver Catholic Register in which he shared with the people of the archdiocese his impressions from his visita ad limina apostolorum visit to Rome. His descriptions of Rome, the presence of the Catholic Church there, the connections he renewed with the history of the Church’s martyrs and the memories of his meetings with the Holy Father reignited my decades-long fantasy of living in the Eternal City. How much greater must his appreciation have been visiting the holy sites as a successor of the Apostles.
It is comforting to know that, even in these days of great uncertainty, it is still possible to walk in the footsteps of the saints and to rub elbows with those who may in future days be declared to be holy. These considerations make many of our merely human inconveniences seem quite petty in comparison.
Mary Anne Little