Free speech also allows for hate speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church […]

Letter to the editor: CNJ quick to condemn Catholics

CNJ quick to condemn Catholics I think it’s ironic your newspaper found time to excoriate the Catholic Church in Sunday’s editorial, and you found it appropriate to indict the entire church for the actions of a few. I’d like to respond in kind and tell you newspapers such as yours (and the New York Times) […]

Praise for new pope

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After taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger greets the crowd Tuesday in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Italy. Ratzinger was elected by 115 cardinals as the 265th pontiff. (KRT photo: Laurent Zabulon) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The mood outside Guadalupe Catholic Church was jubilant. As bells tolled, announcing […]

Pope illustrated human potential for greatness

Freedom Newspapers He was spiritual, religious, charismatic, prayerful, full of grace, kind and gentle. He was gentile and unflinchingly firm in espousing his principles. He was a prince of peace and a man of forgiveness. He was an athlete and a victim and survivor of violence. He was a Pole, an unflinching foe of wars […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]