Thursday, May 6, 2021

Join us in Praying for the Repose of the Soul of Fr. Robert Badger (1973-2021)

“He was an outstanding priest and a true son of the Church, which was expressed through the pastoral care of the people entrusted to him."

“It is a privilege to be a Religious”: Three Gallup Sisters Celebrate 90 Combined Years of Consecrated Life

"I asked Our Lord: “Jesus, what do you want me to do? What do you want of me?”In my heart I felt a very soft voice that said: “You follow Me.” 

“Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus”: Sr. Rene Backe Reflects on 65 Years of Religious Life

"We need to pray for each other so that we will be faithful to the Gospel, the blessings, and the Sacraments God has given us through the Church."

Friday News Roundup: Attempt to Force Priests to Violate the Seal of Confession Fails in Arizona

Plus: St. Teresa School Raffle; Pro-life Fundraisers; Bishops' Joint Statement on US-Mexico Border

Is it still worth it to be a Catholic priest?

In 2002, I heard the call to become a priest. That was the year that the Boston Globe first ran articles about the clerical sex abuse crisis.

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Be a Silver Lining to Those in Darkness

‘To honor the World Day of the Sick, let’s ask ourselves how we can help someone passing through this COVID storm.’

“Terror of Demons”: The Significance of the Year of St. Joseph

In this year of Saint Joseph, this title may well help us all to understand his particular patronage over the universal Church as well as his personal protection for all of us.

From the Bishop: What does the Catholic Church Teach About Same-Sex Civil Unions?

Pope Francis’ remarks may appear to propose a “middle ground” that would grant the legal protection of those with same-sex attraction who have formed a life together.  This is a pastoral proposal, given on a practical level (a prudential judgement), which does not change the Church’s teaching.

History

Pope Francis recognizes ‘Padre Kino,’ Arizona’s missionary priest

Bishop James Wall welcomed the announcement: "The example of the life of the ‘Padre on Horseback’ has played a large part in strengthening my own Catholic faith".

Burials in the Desert: A History of Keams Canyon, Pt. II

Out on an Indian mission a priest is not only a missionary, but he is also a doctor and an undertaker.

St. Rita’s Church in Show Low: Celebrating 50 Years of History

From a gathering in a lodge to a thriving parish.
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The Year of St. Joseph: What Catholics Should Know

In this episode, Bishop Wall examines the historic and spiritual impact of St. Joseph on the Catholic Church, and how Catholics can start or strengthen a devotion to the saint.

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Is it still worth it to be a Catholic priest?

In 2002, I heard the call to become a priest. That was the year that the Boston Globe first ran articles about the clerical sex abuse crisis.
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The Year of St. Joseph: What Catholics Should Know

In this episode, Bishop Wall examines the historic and spiritual impact of St. Joseph on the Catholic Church, and how Catholics can start or strengthen a devotion to the saint.

15 ways to gain an indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph

These acts must be accompanied by sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the pope’s intentions, the usual conditions to obtain any plenary indulgence.

Faith in Action Today: How the Donors to the Diocesan Annual Appeal Gave Back in 2020

With so many organizations and people still grappling with the economic and medical struggles brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, it...

Friday News Roundup: Obituary for Sr. Dianna Ortiz, International Activist

Plus: Obituary for Fr. Michael Vigil, AZ Legislative Updates, and Bishop Wall on Relevant Radio

Friday News Roundup: Catholic Charities Shoe Drive; Lenten Stations of the Cross; Obituaries

The Friday news roundup presents a quick overview of Catholic stories and events from around the Diocese of Gallup.

Be a Silver Lining to Those in Darkness

‘To honor the World Day of the Sick, let’s ask ourselves how we can help someone passing through this COVID storm.’

The Lessons, Joys and Sorrows of 50 Years as a Priest

Fr. Dan Daley reflects on his lifelong - and ongoing - vocation.

Following Years of Steady Growth, St. Anthony Faculty and Students Are Ready for a New School Complex

Principal Bryan Yorksmith and his staff are planning a campaign to build a new school - St. Anthony enrollment has tripled since 2006.