Diocese of Las Cruces

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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

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces, N.M. Credit: Peter Potrowl via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Las Cruces diocese says abuse records disclosed voluntarily, despite New Mexico attorney general's claims

Jun 7, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

While New Mexico’s attorney general has taken credit for securing Catholic Church documents on sex abuse by clergy, saying they... 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

Bishop Austin Vetter of Helena.

Three more US bishops announce return of public Masses

Apr 23, 2020

Three Catholic dioceses have announced this week they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of public health orders... Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic

Apr 15, 2020

By Ed Condon

The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass and told... Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino.

Pope Francis names Bishop Baldacchino to lead Las Cruces diocese

May 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Bishop Peter Baldacchino to head the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico – making him the... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Bishop has not found 'natural causes' for weeping Mary statue

Sep 12, 2018

A New Mexico bishop has given an update an apparently weeping statue of the Blessed Mother, saying a diocesan investigation... Read more