New Mexico Prelate Backs Governor’s Gun-Carrying Ban

A controversial order by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham intended to address a rise of gun violence in Albuquerque and its surrounding communities has drawn a vote of confidence from the state’s top prelate, even as questions swirl about its constitutionality.

U.S., Japanese Bishops Launch Push for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, a cohort of Japanese and U.S. Catholic bishops announced a new initiative to promote the realization of a world without nuclear weapons, focusing on past acts, the present reality, and building a culture of peace.

Santa Fe Archbishop ‘Ashamed’ of Abuse by Catholic Clergy

Less than three months after the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, reached an agreement in its yearslong Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Archbishop John Wester has published an open letter to sexual abuse claimants saying that he is “ashamed” of what happened to them.


New Mexico Archbishop Pushes for Nuclear Disarmament

Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe says he vividly remembers a somber day on a 2017 trip to Japan where he heard the story of school children rushing to their classroom windows on an August day in 1945, attracted by the bright light of an atomic bomb detonating.