Thursday, September 16, 2021

Meet the Diocese’s Two Newest Deacons

For Deacons Marty Smith and Ron Chavez, the ordination is the culmination of several years of study and service.

Friday News Roundup: Don’t Miss Out on Annual Youth Conference or Men’s Conference!

Plus: Day of Reflection for Native Youth and Lay Ministry Members.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Gallup Bids Farewell to Franciscans

For the first time in sixty years, St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Gallup, NM, will no longer be run by Franciscans.

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."

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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

Serving the Jicarilla Apache People: A History of the Dual Villages of Lumberton and Dulce

The history contained here is complied from letters by Elizabeth Kelley, Msgr. Arthur MacDonald, and documents in the Diocesan archives. The parish of Lumberton began...

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.

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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CC076: Why Freedom of Religion is An Essential Human Right

Freedom of religion is a right inherent to human beings, and not one that should be bestowed or revoked by any government or ruler.

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CC074: Preserving the Sanctity of the Eucharist

Publicly withholding the Eucharist from some Catholics is an act of love and a call to repentance.

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."

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.