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The January issue of People of God, the magazine, is now available online and in your parish!
Inside This Issue
Archbishop’s Letter: The Great Gift of Life
2017 Legislative Session
Archbishop John: Teaching as Jesus Did
Catholic Schools' Week
Casa de Corazon
Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, first Hispanic bishop in the U.S. dies
By Catholic News Service
SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — Retired Archbishop Patrick F. Flores, 87, the first Mexican-American bishop in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio. More>
Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day Wednesday, January 18, 2017 More>
Local Artists Honor Catholic Charities Mission (Albuquerque Journal, January 9, 2017)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Miguel Grave de Peralta spent two years in a Cuban prison for trying to escape to the U.S.
In 1992 he left for good with a group of five friends, two of whom died during a harrowing 15-mile swim from Santiago to a spot near Guantanamo Bay. Peralta and his surviving friends were flown to Miami by the American military.
The Albuquerque artist understands better than most the work done by Catholic Charities, which assists refugees and others in need. More>
Archbishop John C. Wester's statement regarding rejection of Food Tax More>
Archbishop John C. Wester to Hold Press Conference To Reject Reinstatement of Food Tax (Tortilla Tax) New Mexico ranks second highest in the nation for children living in hunger and the first highest for children living in poverty. Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:00 A.M. The Catholic Center 4000 St. Joseph’s Pl NW Albuquerque, NM 87120
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Monday, December 19, 2016— IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Archbishop John C. Wester calls on all New Mexicans to reject the proposed reinstatement of the food tax. New Mexico ranks second highest in the United States for children living in hunger and the first highe\st for children living in poverty. More>
United States Conference of Bishops Approve Canonical Step for the Sainthood Cause of
Sister Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Tuesday, November 15, 2016- IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was consulted on the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sister Blandina Segale. SC, Servant of God. Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, presented the biography of the Sister Blandina Segale to the USCCB members during their annual Fall General Assembly held November 14-16, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, KY the USCCB President, posed the question for approval of the beatification and canonization of Sister Blandina Segale to the U.S. Bishops as a collegial body, asking if they supported the advancing of the Cause; the Bishops voted unanimously: YES. Episcopal consultation is a step in the Catholic Church's process toward declaring one a saint. More>
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We invite you to view the
Mass of Dedication of the
Rebuilt St. Anthony Church located in Questa, NM
The blessed event took place
Sunday, August 14, 2016 during the 12:00 Noon Mass
Hope you enjoy this video and will take time to visit this wonderful
Northern New Mexican community in the near future!
Click HERE to view the video.
View Sr. Blandina's press conference held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 regarding a new television series, "At the End of the Santa Fe Trail" by clicking here. For more information and to read the press release and background information, click More>
2016 Ordinations of Priests, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Congratulations to our newly ordained priests! May God continue to watch over and guide you!
Back row, left to right: Rev. Ted Butler, Rev. JohnPaul Afuecheta, Rev. Michael Niemczak, Rev. Angelo Marquez. Front row, left to right: Rev Michael DePalma, Vocations Director, Archbishop John C. Wester, Archbishop Emeritus Michael J. Sheehan, Rev. Clement Niggel, Associate Director of Vocations, Rev. Leon Vigil.
Congratulations to our newly ordained Transitional Deacons! God bless you and continue to watch over you!
Most Rev. John C. Wester’s Statement on Gov. Susanna Martinez’s “PullTogether” Campaign to Address New Mexico’s Children Poverty Issues
We are happy the conversation about children’s well-being is happening. This is a very positive step. We are encouraged – and I am grateful -- that Governor Martinez is now talking about the social conditions of our children. The need is so great: we rank #1 in children living in poverty in the United States. These numbers are astonishing! That’s not a “first place” we want in our state! More> To listen to Archbishop Wester read his statement, click HERE.
Most Rev. Oscar Cantu’s Statement on Gov. Susanna Martinez’s “PullTogether” Campaign With the recent release of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia on family, we are reminded of the gift of family life to bring love and joy to its members. It saddens me to see the statistics that reflect the disparities our children are living in today in New Mexico. More> To listen to Archbishop Wester read Bishop Cantu's statement, click HERE.
Archbishop John C. Wester: The People Behind Supreme Court's Immigration Case
- Archbishop John Wester says U.S. v. Texas isn't just about presidential power
- The case revolves around the lives of up to 6 million immigrants who could be saved from deportation, he says
Read the full CNN story here
View Archbishop Wester's interview on immigration and Pope Francis' papal visit to Mexico below:
Archbishop John C. Wester shares his thoughts on the impact of Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico and immigration with media. A press conference followed with other religious and lay leaders including Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President was held at the Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, TX.
NOTICE: All inquiries regarding the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sr. Blandina Segala, SC (aka Maria Rosa Segale) should be sent to the Postulator of the Cause, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces c/o The Petitioner of the Cause Mr. Allen Sanchez 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505.319.3334 or email@example.com
(Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735)
Prayer for the Canonization of Sr. Blandina - Click here.
Novena to Sr. Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God - Click here.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 3:00pm Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan Posted Historical Decree On Cathedral Doors Officially Informing the People of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. All are welcome! This is the first time in New Mexico's Roman Catholic Church's over 400 year history a decree opening the cause of beatification and canonization has been declared. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan posted the historical decree officially informing the people of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. The decree announces the Vatican's immediate permission to open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sr. Blandina Segale, SC on Sunday, June 29, 2014. The historical event took place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM the during the La Conquistadora/ Our Lady of Peace Vespers and Procession to Rosario Chapel located at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. A delegation representing the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati included Sr. Victoria Forde, SC, official delegate; Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, former administrator of St. Joseph Hospital, Albuquerque; and Sr. Monica Luca, SC. (Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735) More>
Permission Granted to Open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC Pictured here are Sr. Victoria Marie Forde, Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces (Postulator) Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe (Judge for the Cause), Sr. Monica Luca, SC, Victor Limary (Board of Directors Vice-Chair CHI St. Joseph's Children), and Allen Sánchez (Petitioner for the Cause, President & CEO of CHI St. Joseph's Children).
We’re excited to announce the release of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s free official mobile “Archdiosf” app. The Archdiosf app is available for both Apple and Android devices. You can enjoy exclusive local, national and international content 365 days a year. Read press releases, the People of God newspaper, New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops updates, Mi Casa Su Casa, PMD Express, and much more.
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