Diocese of Las Cruces
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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.
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.
October 23, 2015
New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops
Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Most Reverend John C. Wester, M.Div., M.A.S., M.A.
Diocese of Las Cruces, Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D.
Diocese of Las Cruces, Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez, Emeritus
Diocese of Gallup, Most Reverend James S. Wall
Statement on Physician Assisted Suicide
The Bishops of New Mexico are thankful to God that the Court of Appeals of New Mexico reversed the lower court’s approval of physician assisted suicide.
The Catholic Church strongly believes that life is a gift from a loving God which extends from conception to natural death. Only God can give or take life and the state does not have the competency to shorten this precious gift, even for seemingly laudable purposes. While each stage of life is sacred, the end of life is filled with special meaning and opportunities.
October 19, 2015
Liturgical leaders gather to discuss the state of commissions
Nearly two hundred leaders from dioceses across the United States gathered in Dallas, Texas, October 7-9, for the forty-sixth annual meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). Their focus was Liturgy and Ecclesiology, specifically the central role of the Eucharist and the role of diocesan liturgical commissions as advisors to diocesan bishops.
Msgr. Paul McPartlan of the Catholic University of America gave a sweeping historical and theological analysis of the central role of the Eucharist in the life of the Church, the role of the Bishop as Priest and Vicar of Christ, and the Bishop’s role as preacher of the Word.
Msgr. John Foster, Vicar General of the Archdiocese for Military Services, who has served as both a director of an Office of Worship and as a professor of Canon Law, offered historical background to the Second Vatican Council’s mandate of the formation of liturgical commissions.
Labor Day Statement
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami
Chairman, Committee on Domestic Justice
and Human Development
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
September 7, 2015
Families have been receiving a lot of attention recently. In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis teaches that of all the groups that play a role in the welfare of society and help ensure respect for human dignity, “outstanding among [them] is the family, as the basic cell of society” (no. 157). READ MORE
Declaración del Día del Trabajo
Arzobispo Thomas G. Wenski de Miami
Presidente del Comité de Justicia Nacional
y Desarrollo Humano
Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos
7 de septiembre de 2015
Las familias han estado recibiendo bastante atención recientemente. En su encíclica Laudato Si’, el papa Francisco enseña que, de todos los grupos que desempeñan un papel en el bienestar de la sociedad y ayudan a garantizar el respeto de la dignidad humana, “destaca especialmente la familia, como la célula básica de la sociedad” (no. 157). PRECIONE AQUI PARA LEER MAS
September 4, 2015
New Report: “The Last Nail in Bethlehem’s Coffin: The Annexation Wall in Cremisan”
This new report by The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Center for Human Rights is a comprehensive summary and analysis of the Cremisan Valley case.The report aims to shed light on the grave violation of building the annexation wall in Cremisan and its destructive effect on the Palestinian Christian families living in the area.
The report aims to condense all the proceedings and developments of the case from 2006, starting with a review of the history of the case and its main elements. The report then examines the legal frameworks that govern the case and the interconnection between the Israeli civil laws and military laws used for the annexation of privately owned lands and settlements purposes. The report finally analyses the case in light of international law.
United in Ministry
PROGRESS REPORT 2015
Pledged Applicable to Goal
Parishes Pledged Overgoal
39 of 58
Applicable to Goal
Parishes Paid Goal
Earned Rebates to Date
Data current as of 9/30/2015
Every week the Pastoral Center Staff holds one of our parishes or special groups of the faithful in our prayers. To see for whom we pray this week, see our Facebook page.
"Where will you take your place
in proclaiming the Good News?"
United in Ministry 2015
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