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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?

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!
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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

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.

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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

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.’

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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.

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...

“San Jose de la Laguna”: A History of the Church at Laguna Pueblo

SAN JOSE MISSION - OLD LAGUNA, NEW MEXICO High on a hill overlooking the village of Laguna sits the beautiful white church of Saint Joseph....
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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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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.

Catholics pray for Navajo man scheduled for federal execution

The idea of the prayer vigil, Bishop Wall said, is to pray for Mitchell's conversion, for healing for the victims' family, and for conversion of the hearts of the executioners.

Obituary for Fr. Arley Downie (1931-2020)

Fr. Downie served in the military and raised a family with his wife, Valda. After she died, he answered the call to serve the people of the Diocese of Gallup as a priest.
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Sunday Homily: “God Always Hears Our Prayers”

God is always listening to us, even if He does not answer our prayers in exactly the way we wanted.

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".
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CC071: The Importance of Marriage

What makes the sacrament of marriage so beautiful, and how can couples navigate the challenges and joys that come from a lifelong commitment to one another?

From addict to the diaconate

Marty Smith was on a literal road to death - until the night he saw the Devil. That encounter changed his life forever.