- Sep 24, 2020
Next year the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will take over pastoral leadership of a 152-year-old Catholic parish in the heart of downtown Albuquerque that has been run by the Society of Jesus since it was founded.
Effective preaching about Scripture, daily life and social concerns occurs when a priest is in right relationship with the community of faith of which he is a part, Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, told an online conference of priests.
New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese has filed a complaint against the U.S. Small Business Administration over its inability to apply for federal aid meant to help businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe will not follow another New Mexico diocese’s lead to lift the ban on in-person public Masses and instead will continue to celebrate services without physical participation, Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester said.
Church pews were empty across New Mexico as residents celebrated Easter at home amid a prohibition on public gatherings that was extended this weekend to houses of worship.