Catholic Charities USA

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Denver Set Out to End Homelessness Ten Years Ago -- Is the Finish Line in Sight?

    Michael George spent nearly a third of his life living on Denver's streets. He was born in Colorado, but his dad was a cook in the Air Force, and when George was four years old, the family moved from Lowry to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. George lived there until he finished high school -- ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Photos: Meet Your 2014 Denver Nuggets Dancers

    With so much attention on the Broncos, you may have missed the start of the Denver Nuggets preseason. The team matches up tonight against the Phoenix Suns -- and that means the Denver Nuggets Dancers are back in action as well. Meet the sixteen-person squad below, complete with photos and text from ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Photos: 5 Soulforce Equality Riders busted for "Bible study" at Colorado Christian University

    Update: Yesterday, we visited with members of the Soulforce Equality Ride, who were promoting LGBTQ acceptance at Colorado Christian University as part of a nationwide tour; see our original coverage below. Shortly thereafter, the Lakewood Police Department arrested five participants in the event -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Lay Catholics use donations to fight back against their church's right-wing contigent

    Catholics are pushing back against a decision by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to cut off funding to an immigrant advocacy group in Durango because it has ties to an LGBT advocacy group that supports the legalization of civil unions. The progressive national nonprofit Catholics United ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Catholic fund stops aid to immigrant advocates over link to LGBT group

    In February, Catholic Charities testified that if Colorado lawmakers legalize civil unions, it may stop providing adoption and foster care services. Now, it seems that another Catholic organization, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, has cut off funding to an immigrant advocacy group in Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    LGBT advocates fight Catholic Charities' threat to stop adoptions if civil unions are legalized

    Video below.​Gay advocacy group One Colorado has started an online petition to fight against what it calls "scare tactics" by Catholic Charities, whose reps testified at the Capitol last week that if lawmakers legalize civil unions, it may stop providing adoption and foster care services. Why? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and more on this week's culinary calendar

    We've shared our list of the top ten New Year's Eve dining events, but that's far from everything that's taking place this weekend. Keep reading to see a full rundown of what's happening before, during and after the big day; we'll continue updating the online listings until the eleventh hour. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    OMG! Operation Mountain Guardian, terrorist attack response drill, to take place tomorrow

    ​ Fake terrorists will attack the Denver metro area tomorrow in what will be the largest emergency response exercise these parts have ever seen. Called Operation Mountain Guardian -- or OMG, for short -- it will include imaginary disasters at four locations: Park Meadows Mall, Smedley Elementa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Gateaux giving back

    The next time you're munching on a tea cookie from Gateaux, our Best Bakery of 2001, you can take pride in the fact that a few of your dollars are going to a good cause. This year, Gateaux is giving 10 percent of all tea cookie sales to a different charity every month."We decided to allocate our don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
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    October 8, 2008

    Q&A with Scott Pomfret, author of Since My Last Confession

    Scott Pomfret. Scott Pomfret is an anomaly: a gay Catholic. When he decided to write Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir, a book about his experiences in his Boston church, it changed his life in ways he hadn't expected -- including being removed from his shrine. Westword caught up wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    The Promise Keepers' Bill McCartney can't go home again

    Promises, promises. Bill McCartney, the former coach of the University of Colorado football team – back when they were good – and co-founder of the Promise Keepers missionary men’s group, has returned to the controversial nonprofit organization as chairman and CEO. The Denver-based organiza ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Shirt Happens

    John Hickenlooper would give you the flag off his back.

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    January 3, 2008

    The Social Conscience of a Missionary

    It's a long way from LoDo to Haiti, but Dan Jeune wants to bridge the gap. With friendship.

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Soul Food

    When you're starving -- for help, for attention, for food -- everything's kosher.

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    November 2, 2000

    Follow That Story

    There goes the neighborhood

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    A Badly Altered State

    A judge may force Colorado to take care of its homeless mentally ill population.

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    August 24, 2000

    Off Limits

    Dialing for dolours.

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    June 8, 2000

    How to Build a Ghetto

    Everyone said they wanted homeless people to be invisible at Lowry. So why aren't they?

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Pension Tension

    For Leonard Hope's grandchildren, the safety net is mighty fragile.

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    March 18, 1999

    Uncharitable Contributions

    Homeless people say fees for background checks are a get-rich-quick scheme for social service agencies.

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    September 3, 1998

    Dismal House

    Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.

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    July 9, 1998

    The Underclass

    Colorado's illegal immigrants find trouble even when they try to do things legally.

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    December 4, 1997

    Plots and Subplots

    Politics and pollution bubble just under the surface of the former Lowry Air Force Base.

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    April 24, 1997

    Roll On, Columbia

    The nation's largest for-profit hospital chain is out to flatten its Denver competition. It's already reshaped the world of local health care.

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Adopting an Attitude

    Since private agencies took control of adoption in colorado, costs have gone up. For would-be parents, so have the heartaches.

  • News

    June 21, 1995