- May 13, 2021
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a former Roman Catholic priest’s convictions and 30-year prison sentence in a New Mexico case centered on sexual abuse of an altar boy at a veterans cemetery and military base.
A top official with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe says a financial flood from clergy sex abuse claims is coming and a settlement would serve as the dam to prevent devastation to parishes across northern New Mexico.
New Mexico has become the latest state to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
The New Mexico state Senate has passed a law that would remove criminal and civil liability for medical professionals who assist in the death of terminally ill patients who have chosen to end their life.
With abortion and assisted suicide front and center in the New Mexico Legislature, “I wonder, what have we become?” Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester said in a March 3 statement.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed a bill to shore up abortion access laws in New Mexico, saying a woman has the right to make decisions about her own body.
A bill to shore up abortion rights in New Mexico by repealing a dormant ban on most abortion procedures won Senate approval on Thursday, clearing a crucial hurdle in a 25-17 vote.
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe in New Mexico is cutting 20 positions.