St. Patrick’s Day reprieve

83 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Catholics in New Mexico receiving a culinary reprieve from Archbishop John C. Wester. Lent began with Ash Wednesday this week, and ends Thursday, April 6th, three days before Easter. The celebration of lent requires followers from age 14 and up to abstain from consuming

El Paso bishop takes the lead role in Catholic migrant ministry

107 Views   EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mark Seitz of El Paso is the first bishop from a state along the Mexico border to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ migration committee in at least 20 years. With a migrant shelter literally in his backyard and his diocese smack

Archdiocese of Santa Fe reinstates Sunday Mass obligation

277 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

508 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

216 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