United States Conference

of Catholic Bishops

Promotion and Defense of Marriage

Bishop Cantú Message from Jerusalem

September 12, 2014

Statement on Women's Health Center in Las Cruces

September 10, 2014


It was reported recently that a Women's Health Center was coming to our city and it would be offering abortions to its clients. This news is of great concern to the Church community. The Catholic Church recognizes, respects, and protects human life from the moment of conception until natural death. READ FULL STATEMENT



Declaración sobre el Centro de Salud para Mujeres en Las Cruces

10 de septiembre del 2014


Se reportó recientemente que un centro de salud para mujeres vendrá a nuestra ciudad y le suministrará abortos a sus clientes. Esta noticia le causa gran inquietud a la comunidad de la Iglesia. La Iglesia Católica reconoce, respeta y protege la vida humana desde el momento de la concepción hasta la muerte natural. LEER LA DECLARACION COMPLETA

"Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness"


Catechetical Sunday, September 21, 2014


This series focuses on the theme "Teaching About God's Gift of Forgiveness." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

September 9, 2014

Please put the people of the parishes of San Pedro, del Cerro, and Our Lady of Purification, Doña Ana, in your prayers. They are our intentions of the week for last week and this week, respectively. Did you know that February 2, the Presentation of the Lord, is also  the Purification of Our Lady? According to, “On the Feast of Mary’s Purification, we greet her with lighted candles – shining with faith and understanding, burning with love and zeal, as Sion welcomed Christ the King; today we go to Christ through Mary, to Christ, the new Light that gives Faith, Hope and Charity to us all.” May the people of Our Lady of Purification shine with faith and burn with zeal!

June 26, 2014

Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces


Annual Financial Report


Bishop's Letter

Carta del Obispo


Auditor's Report/Financial Statements


Q & A (English)

Diocese of Las Cruces Coat of Arms

June 5, 2014

Letter to U.S. Bishops and Statement on Immigration Reform


Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz

Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky

President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


I write today to seek your prayerful support in the coming week for two issues of urgent concern to our Church: peace in the Holy Land and immigration reform. MORE...


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