United States Conference

of Catholic Bishops

Promotion and Defense of Marriage


United in Ministry 2016

You Are Not Forgotten

Statement of the Coordination of Bishops’ Conferences

in support of the Church in the Holy Land, 14 January 2016


“We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it.” (Laudato Si 229).


As the Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination, we echo Pope Francis' plea in his recent Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si (Praise Be to You), to remember our interdependence in an integrated world.  Here in this land holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, we have been reminded during our visit of the Church's enduring presence among the weak and vulnerable and those who are too often forgotten. We take away our experiences and the stories that we have heard, and we are determined to give a voice to the voiceless.



No os olvidamos

Coordinadora de Conferencias Episcopales

en apoyo de la Iglesia en Tierra Santa, 14 de enero de 2016


“Hace falta volver a sentir que nos necesitamos unos a otros, que tenemos una responsabilidad por los demás y por el mundo, que vale la pena ser buenos y honestos” (Laudato Si’, 229)


Como Obispos de la Coordinadora de Tierra Santa nos hacemos eco de la llamada del Papa Francisco en su reciente Carta Encíclica Laudato si para recordar nuestra interdependencia en un mundo globalizado. Aquí, en esta Tierra Santa para judíos, cristianos y musulmanes, se nos ha recordado durante nuestra visita la presencia permanente de la Iglesia entre los débiles y vulnerables, y los que, muy a menudo, son olvidados. Nos llevamos nuestras experiencias aquí y las historias que hemos escuchado, y nos comprometemos a dar voz a los sinvoz.




February 11, 2016

Diocese of Las Cruces

Catholic Schools celebrate Year of Mercy

St. Edward Catholic School, Carlsbad

Kindergarten students

The United in Ministry 2016 campaign kicks off this month. Click below to read about the Bishop’s Annual Appeal - the method by which the operation of the Diocese of Las Cruces is funded. Pastors and the Bishop’s Council oversee the process and recommend individual parish assessments. READ MORE >



View United in Ministry 2016

Dinner Schedule here

United in Ministry Payment

United in Ministry


Appeal Goal


Amount Pledged


Pledged Applicable to Goal

$1,271,752 (98.2%)

Parishes Pledged Overgoal

50 of 58

Amount Paid


Applicable to Goal

$1,310,306 (101.2%)

Parishes Paid Goal


Earned Rebates to Date


Data current as of 1/14/2016


January 6, 2016


Papal Visit to Ciudad Juarez

February 17, 2016


Papal Mass

Due to limited seating, the Diocese of Ciudad Juarez is unable to provide the Diocese of Las Cruces with tickets for the Papal Mass. NO Papal MASS tickets are available.


NOTE: The Diocese of Ciudad Juarez is the official distributor of tickets for the Papal Mass. Any offer to purchase tickets for the Mass is a scam.


As other information becomes available we will update this website.




Visita papal a Ciudad Juárez

17 de febrero de 2016


Misa Papal

Debido a la capacidad limitada de asientos la Diócesis de Ciudad Juárez no puede proporcionar a la Diócesis de Las Cruces boletos para la  Misa Papal. NO hay pases disponibles para la Misa Papal.


Nota: La Diócesis de Ciudad Juárez es la distribuidora oficial de boletos para la Misa Papal. Cualquier oferta de comprar boletos para la Misa es una estafa.


Cuando tengamos más información se anunciará en esta página web.

December 18, 2015

Most Rev. Oscar Cantú Message on Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy


The Jubilee of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis as a year to be lived intensely in each particular Church, allowing every person to encounter the mercy of God the Father through diligent labor for the Church's mission there.  The most evident sign of this pastoral care is the chance to open a Door of Mercy in every diocese.  These doors, analogous to the Holy Doors of the Papal Basilicas in Rome, will permit even people who cannot travel to Rome to make a Jubilee pilgrimage.



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