Archbishop John Wester

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Bishops call for ‘universal nuclear disarmament’ on anniversary of treaty

Jan 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The treaty “is another historic step on the journey toward hope, toward the light, toward a world free of nuclear... Read more


New Mexico bishop defends governor’s controversial gun ban

Sep 12, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

An order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sept. 7 temporarily suspends the right of citizens to bear arms... Read more


Make nuclear disarmament a priority, Catholic bishops urge G7 Summit

May 19, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Four Catholic bishops from the U.S. and Japan called for G7 leaders who are meeting in Nagasaki to take action... Read more

Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe archdiocese again suspending public Mass

Oct 23, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is indefinitely suspending all public Masses after the weekend, citing rising COVID-19 cases in New... Read more

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe. CNA file photo.

Five minute warning: Santa Fe warns of preaching suspensions for homilies over time limit

Aug 18, 2020

By Ed Condon

Priests in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have been warned that they could lose the faculty to preach if they... Read more

A statue of Santa Muerte.

Why Archbishop Wester says prayer to Santa Muerte is 'really wrong'

Mar 25, 2019

The Archbishop of Santa Fe said recently that people praying to “Saint Death” won’t find the answers they’re looking for.  Read more