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Diocese of Las Cruces
1280 Med Park Drive
Las Cruces NM 88005
May 11, 2013
May 17, 2013
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse by clergy or church personnel, contact the Victim's Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Las Cruces at (575) 523-7577, or send an email message here.
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido víctima de abuso sexual por parte del clero o personal de la iglesia, póngase en contacto con el Coordinador de Asistencia a Víctimas de Abuso Sexual de La Diócesis Católica de Las Cruces, llamando al 575-523-7577, o mandando un correo electrónico aqui.
June 11, 2013
Diocese Dedicates Youth Rally to the Memory of Lilly Furphy
After a long battle with cancer, the Diocese of Las Cruces and St. Eleanor Parish in Ruidoso, New Mexico, lost Mrs. Lilly Furphy. Lilly had long been associated with the diocese as a parish director of religious education and a strong supporter of youth ministry at her home parish. In addition, Lilly was instrumental in helping with the annual diocesan Youth Rally, initiating several valuable components of that yearly gathering, including the Praise Band. The musical backdrop created by the Praise Band set the tone for the Youth Rally in recent years, and continues to offer a spiritual ambience enjoyed by its youthful participants.
This year’s Youth Rally (June7-9) was dedicated to the memory of Lilly Furphy in a touching ceremony calling to mind the many contributions of time and talent directly linked to her association with the annual gathering.
Please view the video clip above of the short dedication ceremony that took place as part of the Youth Rally on June 8.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Bishop Cantú Offers Weekly Video-Log Message
As a new feature of communications aimed at the Diocese of Las Cruces – and the rest of the world – Bishop Oscar Cantú will offer a brief weekly recorded video message. Themes will be drawn from the current Sunday readings and will reflect Bishop Cantú’s thoughts about a broad array of current topics directly impacting clergy and parishioners of our diocese. Each weekly video message will be recorded in both English and Spanish.
Protect Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty: Urge Congressional Support for H.R. 940
The Obama Administration's contraceptive / abortifacient / sterilization mandate will begin to be enforced against nonprofit religious schools, charities and health care providers on August 1. In the days to come, Congress must decide whether to address this problem through must-pass legislation before that deadline.
Members of the House should be urged to include the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) in the next bill needed to keep the federal government operating.
Materials on the need for better conscience protection are available at www.usccb.org/conscience.
Resources include new fact sheets and four "voices of conscience" -- video testimonies of women who spoke at the House of Representatives press conference last month about the need to enact H.R. 940.
Please act today to protect conscience rights and religious liberty!
• Send an e-mail to your Representative through the USCCB's Action Center.
• Call your Representative. Contact the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, or call your Representative's local office.
Additional info may be found on Representatives' web sites at www.house.gov.
• Learn even more on this printer-friendly version of the alert.
Suggested Message: "Please include the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) in upcoming 'must-pass' legislation. Government must not force Americans to violate their religious and moral beliefs on respect for life when they provide health care or purchase health coverage."
P.S. Please forward this action alert to friends and family who share your concern about conscience rights and religious liberty.
Text the word FREEDOM (or LIBERTAD) to 377377 for mobile updates on religious liberty.
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