May 12, 2016
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Ride the Rockies cyclist survives crash, returns to raise funds for homeless

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first at 30 mph. Few cyclists like Schwein escaped permanent brain injury, or death, after a similar […]
May 11, 2016
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Archbishop, cardinal visit moms during Mother’s Day dinner at archdiocese

Over a delicious dinner and charming table settings, Archbishop Samuel Aquila spent time with families during a Mother’s Day dinner May 8 at the Archdiocese of Denver. Single mothers and their children assisted through Catholic Charities’ Father Ed Judy House—a long term shelter to help women from homelessness to stability—were the honored guests at the dinner. The archbishop talked with the mothers about their families and […]
May 3, 2016

Knitting group warms hands, hearts of Little Flower Assistance Center clients

Charitable endeavors rarely endure without the generous contributions of volunteers. Like those of the women’s knitting group known as the “Meadowood Handicrafters,” who give clothing and quilts to help those in need. Catholic Charities’ Little Flower Assistance Center—a food, clothing and assistance center in Aurora for those facing crises—receives the hand-crafted items from the volunteer group. The talented women of Meadowood Handicrafters regularly donate lovely knitted […]
April 27, 2016
The next Prayer in the Square gathering is 10 a.m. May 7 at locations across the Front Range.

In honor of Mary, join Prayer in the Square May 7

The day before Mother’s Day, the community can join together in prayer to honor Mary and offer a rosary for the sanctity of all human life. Prayer in the Square, a lay movement of public prayer offered as a witness to the world, continues 10 a.m. May 7 at locations along the Front Range. Hundreds of faithful have participated to declare that God cannot and will […]
April 15, 2016
Enita Kearns-Hout, right, shovels dirt with Catholic Charities representatives and local government officials April 14 during a groundbreaking ceremony for Guadalupe Apartments, a 47-unit complex designed to assist individuals and families experiencing multiple challenges to housing stability.

Greeley-area homeless calling site of future supportive housing complex a ‘field of dreams’

By Nissa LaPoint/The Alliance The anticipation of a permanent supportive housing project underway in Greeley has some homeless families calling the future apartment site their ‘field of dreams.’ Guadalupe Apartments is a dream come true for homeless shelter residents like Blaise Miller, who lived in the adjacent Guadalupe Community Center shelter for five months before he found an affordable place to live. “I became homeless last […]
April 8, 2016
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Press Release: Planned Greeley apartments to give low-income permanent housing

Denver, CO—Archdiocesan Housing will break ground next week on a new 47-unit apartment complex in Greeley to help meet the demand for permanent supportive housing among homeless and low-income individuals and families who experience multiple challenges to housing stability. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the site of Guadalupe Apartments, a complex designed to provide renters with a more stable and productive life, at 2 […]
April 1, 2016

Larry Smith: Prayer in the Square Needs You on April 2

The following is a column by Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Denver, that published in the Denver Catholic March 26, 2016.   By Larry Smith The world can seem such a mess that we may wonder what we can do. We need to pray. We need to pray as individuals and as a Catholic community, for the conversion of hearts and the salvation of […]
March 23, 2016
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News Alert: Samaritan House crowded after blizzard hits Denver

Downtown shelter seeks donations to warm the hands, hearts of the homeless   Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter is asking for a little help to warm the hands and the hearts of the homeless today after a major spring storm forced hundreds to seek shelter from the blustery conditions. Samaritan House in downtown Denver served more than 450 men, women and children—200 were single women—who sought […]
March 8, 2016

Joint Statement: Department of Public Works to increase enforcement of rules related to encampments the week of March 7, 2016

The following is a joint statement released by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver and Denver Rescue Mission.   We appreciate the efforts of the City of Denver, the Department of Public Works and the Denver Police Department to enforce rules related to encampments along area sidewalks in the Ballpark Neighborhood. We are hopeful that these efforts will help protect the health and safety of our community, […]
March 1, 2016
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Denver Catholic: Rosary rallies promote prayer in the public square

The following is a story the Prayer in the Square rosary rallies published in the Feb. 27, 2016 edition of the Denver Catholic. By Melissa Keating/Denver Catholic A rosary crusader and Catholic Charities are teaming up to bring rosary rallies back to Denver. Sam Perry, a member of the board of trustees for the Catholic Foundation, is the man behind Prayer in the Square, a new initiative that aims to renew […]
February 25, 2016
Shawn Lovejoy has been living at Samaritan House since Jan. 3. He is one of many who have been forced to turn to homeless shelters for a place to live as a result of the increasing housing prices in Denver and the surrounding areas. (Photo by Andrew Wright/Denver Catholic)

Denver Catholic: The waiting game – Mile high rents send desperate residents to Samaritan House

The following is a story about Samaritan House published in the Feb. 27, 2016 edition of the Denver Catholic. By Aaron Lambert/Denver Catholic Jessica Gillard comforted her six-week-old son Cassius, not in the comfortable confines of her own home, but in a common area at the Samaritan House homeless shelter.Gillard is one of many who are forced to live at shelters such as Samaritan House for […]
February 25, 2016
Father Bill Carmody

Respect Life Office: Father Bill Carmody – his life answered the call of being a pro-life warrior

by Lynn Grandon Father Bill died this week and we are grieving. I loved being around Father Bill, who poured himself out in the Diocese of Colorado Springs — and far beyond. As a rule, he was quiet and unassuming.  Most people by observation would have pegged him a shy man.  But bring up the subject of protecting early human life in the womb … and […]