The Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila was installed as the new archbishop of Denver on July 18, 2012 at Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. He has chosen as his episcopal motto, “Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5
Archbishop Aquila was born on September 24, 1950, in Burbank, California. He was ordained to the priesthood in Denver on June 5, 1976, and served the Denver Archdiocese for 25 years before appointed being Coadjutor Bishop of Fargo, N.D. June 12, 2001. On March 18, 2002, he became bishop of Fargo upon the retirement of Bishop James Sullivan.
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Stand Firm in the Faith
“Be courageous, be strong. Your every act should be done with love.” 1 Cor. 16:13-14
"To enter the door of faith" says Pope Benedict XVI "is to set forth on the journey of a lifetime." To stand firm in faith, amidst a world experiencing a crisis of faith and morality, is to live according to the Gospel, and to present the radical vision of that life to the world. To stand firm in faith is to boldly proclaim a New Evangelization- to be salt and light to a world standing in darkness. To stand firm in faith is to pursue greatness in the face of mediocrity, and to pursue goodness in the face of ambiguity and evil. To stand firm in faith is to bring to the world creative and faithful approaches to living as Jesus commanded. To stand firm in faith is to live truth, beauty, and goodness-- and to live it with love.