Homilies by the Archbishop of northern Colorado.
1st Sunday of Advent 2023
Archbishop celebrated Mass on the first Sunday of Advent at Our Lady of the Pines in Conifer. In his homily Archbishop proclaimed the twofold meaning of Jesus's impending arrival which is the real meaning of the Advent season.
Para que tengan vida | Carta pastoral
Para que tengan vida, una carta pastoral del arzobispo Samuel J. Aquila, leída por el padre Adrián Hernández.
Una década después de la legalización de la marihuana en Colorado, el arzobispo Samuel Aquila aborda con valentía el impacto perjudicial de ese cambio cultural. Sintetizando la ley natural, las enseñanzas de la Iglesia y la investigación científica, la nueva carta pastoral considera clara y directamente los efectos negativos del uso recreativo de la marihuana y otras drogas en los individuos, las familias y las sociedades en general, así como nuestra respuesta como cristianos católicos.
Nota del editor: (39:34) La cantidad correcta de dinero dada por la Legislatura del Estado de California es de 100 millones de dólares, no 11 millones de dólares. La versión impresa de la carta refleja esta cifra.
That They Might Have Life | Pastoral Letter
That They Might Have Life, a Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, read by Fr. Sam Morehead.
A decade after the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Archbishop Aquila boldly addresses the detrimental impact of that cultural shift. Synthesizing natural law, Church teaching, and scientific research, the new Pastoral Letter clearly and directly considers the negative effects of recreational marijuana and other drug use on individuals, families, and societies at large, as well as our response as Catholic Christians.
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 2023
In his homily on the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the seat of the Pope's authority, Archbishop Aquila preached on the abundant life Christ desires for all, especially those enslaved by addictions.
This Mass, celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on November 9, 2023, coincides with the release of Archbishop Aquila's latest Pastoral Letter, "That They Might Have Life," which synthesizes Church teaching, principles of the natural law and recent, relevant scientific studies to empower Catholics to dialogue with society on substance use and abuse.
Read the full Pastoral Letter here: https://archden.org/that-they-might-have-life.
Convivence of Catechists Mass | 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023
In Aurora, CO Archbishop Aquila adresses the atendees of the Convivence of Catechists, a Neocatechumenal catechists' gathering.
Exodus 90 Freedom Summit | 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023
Archbishop Aquila addresses the atendees of Exodus 90's "Freedom Summit," a retreat held last Sunday in Estes Park. In his homily, Aquila explains the strangness and insights in Jesus's parable of the wedding feast, and how it connects to the readings from Isaiah.