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CC075: Work to Live – Don’t Live To Work

Hard work, properly ordered, is good, but not when it's focused on chasing material goods or wealth which will never bring true happiness.

New V8s for Vocations Garage Placed Under the Patronage of St. Joseph the Worker

“Manual work is taking place for a missionary and sacred end - which is to form priests.”

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."

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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

Along the Old Trail: the History of the Catholic Missions of Houck, AZ

Houck, 35 miles west of Gallup on I-40 was named after James D. Houck, a once horse-riding mail carrier before he started a trading post in the vicinity in 1874.

The Catholic Church in Tuba City

In the 1870s, a heavy Mormon presence in the area led to one of the Hopi leaders, Tuuvi, converting to Mormonism.

Navajo, NM Parishioners Gather to Commemorate 50 Year Anniversary

St. Berard Parish at Navajo, NM is just large enough to seat a regular Sunday crowd, but people were packed shoulder-to-shoulder for the very special Mass in honor of the church’s 50th anniversary.
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CC075: Work to Live – Don’t Live To Work

Hard work, properly ordered, is good, but not when it's focused on chasing material goods or wealth which will never bring true happiness.

More Stories

“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

Annual Student Essay Content Winners Describe “Catholic Heroes and Heroines of the Southwest”

The eighth-grade winner examines the life of her grandmother, who fought for Pueblo water rights.

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