Thursday, April 15, 2021

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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!

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.

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".

Meet the Diocese’s New Director of Religious Education

The Director of Religious Education oversees mission work, youth ministry, and catechesis for the whole diocese.

One Loss, One Win: Supreme Court Prioritizes Abortion in One Case but Supports Religious Education in Another

The U.S. Bishops spoke out against one ruling and in favor of another.

AZ Bishops Welcome Supreme Court Decision on DACA

"We are very much mindful that DACA children were often brought to this country at a very young age and through no responsibility of their own.  They were raised in the United States, attend our schools, make positive contributions to our society, and do not know any other country but our own."

Friday News Roundup: Watch V8s Car Raffle Online

Plus: AZ Legislative Updates; Obit. for Sr. Mary Matthews

A Fond Farewell to Deacon Todd Church

Deacon Church and his wife Anne, a Catholic doctor, are moving to the Diocese of Peoria to be closer to family.

Obituary for Fr. Hugh O’Neill

Fr. Hugh O’Neill, a priest of the Diocese of Gallup for 43 years, died on May 08, 2020 at Villa Guadalupe in Gallup NM.

Latest News

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 can be easy...