Shroud at St. Anne’s

St. Anne Catholic Parish in Tucumcari will be the center for an evening presentation featuring life-size replicas of the Shroud of Turin, Our Lady of Guadalupe and the original “Divine Mercy image” from Vilnius, Lithuania. The traveling exhibit and speaker presentation is being offered by Life Foundation Ministries, a missionary team based in the Archdiocese [...]

Some days are more important

Leonard Laurialt I’ve certainly missed or misused opportunities. This time, the significance of a 5-Sunday February didn’t occur to me until I didn’t have time to write another article before the newspaper deadline. Life presents us with lots of what seem to be “once in a lifetime opportunities.“ Many people experience a year ending in [...]

Questions haunt columnist’s mind

Debra Whittington “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do [...]

What about that Thief on the Cross

Leonard Laurialt Much has been made of Jesus’ statement to the thief on the cross given in Luke 23: 32-43 (read that, as well as every other scripture when it is cited). The “saved” thief was obviously a God-fearer, and, therefore, a Jew. All three who died on the cross that day, lived and died [...]

Book helps writer find purpose

Debra Whittington “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 Last week, the Lord was silent as I sought to write a column. I prayed and prayed and nothing would come. I tried sitting down and writing on [...]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone [...]

Trusting in God the best way

Debra Whittington “Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he, through the Holy Ghost, had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to [...]

Looking toward another great century

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And [...]

Minister defines equality in God’s eyes

By Rev. Jim Witcher “Equal” is defined as: 1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. 2. Mathematics. Being the same or identical to in value. 3.a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Many of you know me as Jim Witcher Minister. Others know me as Trooper Witcher [...]

Bible says baptisim a must

Leonard Lauriault Acts 18: 19 to 19: 7 describes how the church at Ephesus began. At first, Paul stayed only a short time, but he promised to return. Later, he found a group that had likely learned from Apollos, a powerful teacher who taught accurately about Jesus, but knew only the baptism of John. Paul’s [...]