The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Ice Bucket Challenge
On Friday, Superintendent Richard Thompson launched the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Ice Bucket Challenge in which he dared three school principals to “cowboy up” to the ice bucket, which we all know means getting doused with some ice water, give to ethical medical research, and pray.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is a social media phenomenon in which anyone with a bucket of ice water and a video recording device can document themselves getting doused with ice water and post it on a social media channel, all in the name of charity.
As Thompson explains in a video posted on YouTube Friday, the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Ice Bucket Challenge dares participants to (1) “cowboy up” to the ice bucket (2) donate to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, and (3) engage their school community in prayer for the victims of ALS and their families.
The John Paul II Medical Research Institute, he states, focuses on the most ethical and cost-effective way of conducting medical research to help develop therapies and cures for a variety of diseases, including ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. The institute’s website notes that its research is done “with an emphasis on medical bioethics that is consistent with the dignity of human life.” Read more in this weeks Denver Catholic Register.
Peace in the Middle East:
Let your voice be heard!
At the interreligious prayer event on Monday, Aug. 11 at the Cathedral, Archbishop Aquila reminded the diverse crowd of more than 900 of the root of our solidarity with the persecuted:
The archbishop and Father Andre Y-Sebastian Mahanna, director of Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Relations for the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon, jointly introduced the PLACE initiative (Peace, Love, and Co-Existence).
Add your voice today!
Watch the launch of the PLACE initiative:
Knights of Columbus Charity Bike Ride
Benefiting the Abbey of St. Walburga
Every year the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries invites couples throughout the Archdiocese that have or will be celebrating their 25th, 50th or 50+ anniversaries to attend our annual Anniversary Mass. This year’s Mass will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and will be celebrated by Archbishop Samuel Aquila. The liturgy will also include a renewal of marital vows.
World Youth Day 2016
Vatican City, 3 July 2014 (VIS) – In a press conference held this morning the metropolitan archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, presented the logo and official prayer for the 31st World Youth Day.
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