Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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.

These Are the Important Legislative Issues in NM and AZ in 2021

Take Action: Contact your legislator and voice your opinion on school choice, euthanasia, and the repeal of the NM abortion ban.

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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.

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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.

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".

“No Place for Women and Children”: A History of Holbrook, Arizona

The following history is taken from accounts written by Elizabeth Kelley and an unknown author found in Diocesan archives. The Catholics of Holbrook were originally...
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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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The Right to Life is “Inalienable”: Bishop Wall Delivers Homily at 2021 Pro-Life Mass

“Don’t sit on the fence of indifference when it comes to care for our brothers and sisters, especially those who are most vulnerable.”

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.

“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.

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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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.