Religion

Archdiocese of Santa Fe reinstates Sunday Mass obligation

183 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Catholics in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will once again have to fulfill their obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Archbishop John Charles Wester wrote in a letter Monday that the attendance obligation has been reinstated.

US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

397 Views   A new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children. The federal government saw churches as useful in Christianizing Native children as part of a project to sever them from their culture, their identities and ultimately their

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

130 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law banning abortion under