Sunday, January 17, 2021

A “Wonderful, Beautiful Experience”: Daughters of Charity Reflect on Years of Service

Called away to other assignments, the Sisters reflect on their time in the diocese, and the people they served here.

Bishop Wall Shares Prayer Intentions for 2021

The intentions specially selected by Bishop Wall for each month of the year are intended to give Catholics in the Diocese of Gallup a specific focus for prayer and consideration.

Moral Considerations Regarding the New Covid-19 Vaccines

While having ourselves and our families immunized against COVID-19 with the new vaccines is morally permissible and can be an act of self-love and of charity toward others, we must not allow the gravely immoral nature of abortion to be obscured.

Meet James Wurzbach, the diocese’s newest deacon

Not even a pandemic could dampen Wurzbach's spirit, whose journey to the diaconate was one of "patience and perseverance".

Friday News Roundup: Bishop Wall Elected to National Collections Committee

Obituaries for Fr. Bernard Green, SDS and Sr. Fran Wilhelm, OSU; Beef Raffle for Springerville Parish, Job Openings, and more!

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“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.
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The Wages of Sin | Sunday Homily

"When the soul gives in to sin, it does not bear fruit...the fruit of happiness, meaning, justice, loveliness, and interior peace." Homilist: Bishop James Wall

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In the Shadow of the Sacred Mountain: A Brief History of the Church in Shiprock

It took a long time and a lot of hard work for the two men to break down the anti-Catholic prejudice and gain the trust of the Navajo people.

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".

Shootouts, Cattle Drives and Model T’s: a History of the Villages of Catron County

Catron County Catron, located in southwest New Mexico, officially became a county in 1921. While it contains the largest land size of any county in New...
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CC072: Suggestions for Faithful Catholics in an Election Season

Following one's moral conscience can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so during election season. How to best combine our religious obligations with our civic duties?

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Friday News Roundup: Bishop Wall Elected to National Collections Committee

Obituaries for Fr. Bernard Green, SDS and Sr. Fran Wilhelm, OSU; Beef Raffle for Springerville Parish, Job Openings, and more!
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CC072: Suggestions for Faithful Catholics in an Election Season

Following one's moral conscience can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so during election season. How to best combine our religious obligations with our civic duties?

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.

Friday News Roundup: What Did Pope Francis Say About Civil Unions?

Plus: Obituary for Sr. Clara Smith, ASC; volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity, and more!

Run – or walk! – to show your support for the inaugural St. Michael Indian School Drexel Run

Looking to engage in a healthy, family-friendly activity while respecting social distancing guidelines?
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The Wages of Sin | Sunday Homily

"When the soul gives in to sin, it does not bear fruit...the fruit of happiness, meaning, justice, loveliness, and interior peace." Homilist:...

Little Sisters of the Poor and Religious Liberty: Debunking the Myths

‘We have been subjected to criticism, derision and even death threats. We’d like nothing better than to return to our mission unhindered by the fear of millions of dollars in fines.’

How diocesan schools are adapting to Covid-19 as a new academic year begins

Whether in-person or virtually, teachers and staff remain committed to providing the best-possible education to their students.
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The Biblical Case for the Papacy | Sunday Homily

Bishop Wall examines the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 16, in which Jesus designates Peter as the first Pope.