Opinion From Herald columnists and readers


August 3, 2017  |  By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK
When Catholic couples experience trouble getting pregnant, they often seek medical help and begin to research what options are available to them. A number of moral considerations and questions generally emerge during this process: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?
August 3, 2017  |  By ROB FAUGHNAN
I read the other day that Denver International Airport is working on a $1.3- billion renovation — $1.3 billion. Written out, that is $1,300,000,000. For a renovation. I was at DIA in May and it seemed fine. The floors were polished granite, the train was cheerfully automated and the seats in the terminal were comfortable (dentist-office comfortable). Also, I was safely able to get on a plane and go somewhere — the core function of an airport.
July 7, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy and good cheer — and eager to give herself in service to others.
July 7, 2017  |  By CHRISTINA CAPECCHI
The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead.
June 16, 2017  |  By ANDY BARTON
Lists are everywhere in what I have been reading lately.  From “The Best Books of Summer” to “15 Ways to Improve Personal Finances,” there is no shortage of ideas this time of year of ways to spend our time and enhance our lives.  In the spirit of those lists, I thought I would do my own this month around ways to integrate charity into daily routine.  Many of you will find you are already engaged in one or more of these activities.  Not everything is for everyone, but hopefully it will give some ideas, spur some thought, and maybe even conversation.
In college, I grew in my Catholic faith and had a strong experience of religious pluralism. I was involved in the Newman Center daily, but I also had many non-Catholic friends and even frequented Hillel House, the Jewish student center.
June 16, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: ZucchiniZucchini squash is the crown jewel of the summer. It grows beautifully in most parts of our diocese and is an extremely versatile food. Archeologists have unearthed traces of this vegetable dating back to 5,500 B.C. in Mexico. Squash was part of their ancient fundamental diet that included maize, beans and squashes. Today this trio is still the backbone of Mexican cuisine known as the “three sisters”. 
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