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.

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.