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Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion 

Jul 19, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

After a New Mexico state senator said he was denied Communion this weekend because of a political matter, his diocese... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Santa Fe archdiocese to sell over 700 properties amid mounting abuse settlements

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe intends to sell over 700 properties by year’s end to help pay for settlements to... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

After state order, Las Cruces diocese lets priests set Mass attendance limits

Apr 26, 2021

After the governor of New Mexico allowed churches to re-open at 100% capacity, priests in the Diocese of Las Cruces... Read more

New Mexico legalizes assisted suicide

Apr 9, 2021

New Mexico’s governor on Thursday signed a bill legalizing assisted suicide in the state. Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

New Mexico governor says churches can reopen at 25% capacity

May 18, 2020

New Mexico has agreed to apply the same reopening criteria to churches as it does to retail businesses, after the governor... Read more

Jason Marshall, the seminarian who died when a charter bus crashed in the interstate outside Pueblo, Colo., June 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

Seminarian who died in bus crash practiced laying down his life daily, friend says

Jun 30, 2019

By Mary Farrow

After a bus crashed on its way back to New Mexico from a Catholic youth conference in Denver, reports have... Read more

The New Mexico state capitol.

New Mexico legislators seek to repeal state abortion ban

Feb 12, 2019

New Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would decriminalize the state’s inactive ban on abortion.  Read more

New Mexico bishop opposes abortion legalization bill

Jan 8, 2019

Proposed legislation in New Mexico would repeal the state’s laws criminalizing abortion, which date to the 1960s but have not... Read more

New Mexico bill could allow 'suicide tourism,' critics warn

Jan 8, 2019

Proposed legislation in New Mexico could legalize assisted suicide in the state, and may even allow for the prescription of... Read more

An election polling place during a United States election.

New Mexico political ad didn’t come from us, Catholic bishops say

Oct 31, 2018

A political group was wrong to use a letter from the New Mexico bishops for a newspaper ad backing a... Read more

Anti-religious freedom grants target Georgia, Florida, N.M., Texas

Oct 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Four states, including Texas and Florida, are in the crosshairs of an anti-religious freedom funders’ network that coordinated the successful... Read more

Former priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges in NM after extradition

Sep 24, 2018

A former priest is back in the United States after he fled to Morocco in 1992 to escape accusations of... Read more

Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

'Weeping' statue of Mary investigated by N.M. diocese

Jul 17, 2018

A New Mexican diocese is investigating a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that some Catholics say has been “weeping”... Read more

Students at private New Mexican schools who could benefit from public funding of textbooks.

NM Supreme Court reconsiders textbook funding for private schools

May 8, 2018

A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision has given new life to New Mexico backers of state funding for private school... Read more

Release of Santa Fe court records a step in countering abuse, archdiocese says

Oct 24, 2017

The release of court records related to sex abuse allegations against three Catholic priests several decades ago will serve as... Read more

Florida Department of Corrections execution chamber 1.

Don't bring back the death penalty, New Mexico bishops plead

Aug 23, 2016

The Catholic bishops of New Mexico are speaking up against a proposal to reintroduce capital punishment in the state, saying... Read more