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- Archbishop Wester receives pallium from Archbishop Vigano
- Archbishop Emeritus Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop John C. Wester, Roger M. Cardinal Mahony, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano
- Archbishops and bishops at Most Rev. John C. Wester's Installation Mass
- San Miguel Celebrates Their 400th Anniversary
- Celebrating the African American Catholic Community Mass
- Students at Holy Ghost, Albuquerque
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe's 12th archbishop, Most Rev. John C. Wester
- Sisters of Charity at the grand opening of St. Joseph's Community Healthcare
- Holy Sacrament of Matrimony
- God bless you, little one.
- Nuestra Senora de Dolores, Las Vegas
- Praying at the Blue Mass
- St. John Vianney, Rio Rancho
- San Juan Bautista, Ohkay Owingeh celebrates 415 years
- Catholic War Veterans - thank you for your service!
- We love our Catholic Schools!
- Santa Fe celebrates 400 years of faith
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 Gallup, Most Reverend James S. Wall
P.O. Box 3243 * Los Lunas, NM 87031 * 505.319.3334
November 23, 2015
The Catholic Bishops of New Mexico call all residents of New Mexico to pray for refugees fleeing their war torn homes and communities. Our Lord, in a special way, holds the most vulnerable close to his heart and, in this time of tragic loss of innocent life, we too should hold the people of Syria and Iraq close to our hearts. More>
November 6, 2015
My dear brother priests and deacons, religious, lay leaders and faithful of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe,
You are no doubt aware that today the movie "Spotlight" will be released in theaters throughout the United States. This movie highlights the investigative reporting that uncovered a very painful and difficult reality in our Church: the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Film will undoubtedly touch a raw nerve for those abused by the clergy, opening old wounds and triggering horrific memories that continue to haunt and disturb them. Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston where the initial reporting took place, has offered an important perspective in which he states that, "The media's investigative reporting on the abuse crisis instigated a call for the Church to take responsibility for its failings and to reform itself— to deal with what was shameful and hidden — and to make the commitment to put the protection of children first, ahead of all other interests." More>
32nd Annual Archbishop's School Fund Dinner
Archbishop's Letter: An Advent Reflection
Christ the King
Dedication of San Mrtin de Porres
14th Annual St. Francis of Assisi Awards
The Order of Discalced Carmelite Nuns
Teachers of the Year
Promise to Protect; Promise to Heal
PRESS RELEASE--Archbishop John C. Wester & Archbishop Emeritus Michael J. Sheehan
Dedicated Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Newest Church - Santuario de San Martin de Porres8321 Camino San Martin SW Albuquerque, NM 87121 Friday, 6:00 PM, October 30, 2015To accommodate one of the fastest-growing Catholic communities in the archdiocese, the newest church is 19,668 square feet. It is built in a Semi Circle design and will seat about 800 people. More>
Synod Winners & Losers?
Archbishop John C. Wester’s Statement On Pope Francis’ Reform of Canonical Procedure for the Annulment of Marriage ALBUQUERQUE – Wednesday, September 9, 2015–IMMEDIATE RELEASE Archbishop John C. Wester has issued the following statement on the Holy Father’s reform of the Canonical procedure for the annulment of the sacrament of marriage...More>
Archbishop John C. Wester Receives Pallium
Archbishop John C. Wester Formally Received Pallium Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, served as Pope Francis’ representative.
Archbishop John C. Wester was installed as our 12th Archbishop of Santa Fe on June 4, 2015 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM. On June 29, 2015, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the liturgical event that recognizes the martyrdom of the two apostles and the foundation of the Roman church, Archbishop Wester joined 45 of his newly-named metropolitan archbishop brothers representing 34 countries to meet with Pope Francis, concelebrate Mass and receive their sacred palliums at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
During the Mass, Pope Francis blessed and distributed the palliums, his gift to each archbishop. This was a break from the 32-year-old custom in which the Holy Father previously conferred the palliums on the new archbishops in attendance. For more information regarding the pallium, please refer to Archbishop Wester’s column in the October issue of People of God on page 3. To listen to part of Archbishop Wester's homily, click here.
For Year of Mercy, Pope Extends Possibilities for Absolution
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confession celebrated by priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X. More> (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, EPA)
First Inquiry Session of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of The Servant of God,Sister Blandina Segale, S.C. took place Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00 A.M
The Catholic Center, 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 More>
Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. Read the encyclical here.
Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, N.M. returns to seat after receiving Communion during Mass marking feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican June 29. In a departure from a 32-year tradition, the pope did not confer palliums to the 46 new archbishops in attendance. The actual imposition of the pallium will take place in the archbishop's archdiocese. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Catholicism and the Challenge of Ecology. View this CNS video:
Archbishop John C. Wester's Homily from Installation Vespers June 3, 2015 Grateful to Archbishop Viganó, brother bishops, my family, my friends from San Francisco and Utah and all guests. Know it is a journey and I deeply appreciate your time, expense and effort. Grateful in a special way for all from Santa Fe Archdiocese. Your hospitality and warm welcome have been a great grace for me. More > En Español>
Listen to Archbishop John C. Wester's homily from the Installation Mass June 4, 2015:
And here are our beautiful Laguna Eagle Dancers:
Thanks to God! Prayerful blessings and congratulations to our new shepherd, Archbishop John C. Wester, 12th archbishop for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Meet our new archbishop!
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Archbishop Wester speaks during press conference after being named archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M.
Archbishop John C. Wester speaks during an April 27 press conference in Santa Fe, N.M., after being named to lead the archdiocese. Archbishop Wester, who is currently serving as bishop of Salt Lake City, succeeds Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan, who turned 75 last year. (CNS photo/Leslie M. Radigan-Yodice, Archdiocese of Santa Fe)
NOTICE: All inquiries regarding the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sr. Blandina Segala, SC (aka Maria Rosa Segale) should be sent to the Postulator of the Cause, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces c/o The Petitioner of the Cause Mr. Allen Sanchez 1516 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 505.319.3334 or email@example.com
(Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735)
Prayer for the Canonization of Sr. Blandina - Click here.
Novena to Sr. Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God - Click here.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 3:00pm Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan Posted Historical Decree On Cathedral Doors Officially Informing the People of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. All are welcome! This is the first time in New Mexico's Roman Catholic Church's over 400 year history a decree opening the cause of beatification and canonization has been declared. Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan posted the historical decree officially informing the people of God of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Maria Rosa Segale aka Sr. Blandina Segale, SC. The decree announces the Vatican's immediate permission to open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sr. Blandina Segale, SC on Sunday, June 29, 2014. The historical event took place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe, NM the during the La Conquistadora/ Our Lady of Peace Vespers and Procession to Rosario Chapel located at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. A delegation representing the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati included Sr. Victoria Forde, SC, official delegate; Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, former administrator of St. Joseph Hospital, Albuquerque; and Sr. Monica Luca, SC. (Photo courtesy Palace of the Governor's Photo Archives (NMHD/DCA) Negative #67735) More>
Permission Granted to Open the Sainthood Cause of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC Pictured here are Sr. Victoria Marie Forde, Sr. Celestia Koebel, SC, Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces (Postulator) Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Archbishop of Santa Fe (Judge for the Cause), Sr. Monica Luca, SC, Victor Limary (Board of Directors Vice-Chair CHI St. Joseph's Children), and Allen Sánchez (Petitioner for the Cause, President & CEO of CHI St. Joseph's Children).
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