Journey of faith

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Juanita Del Toro of Muleshoe has participated in the walk off and on since she was a teenager. “What I was thinking about while I was doing it was how hard it really is,” Del Toro said of her stint carrying a cross on her shoulder. “It feels good.” By […]

Resident crafts crosses

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clusters of crosses adorn the walls of Cheryl Burch’s quaint Clovis home. Religious symbols crafted of wood, metal and terra cotta decorate a pale yellow wall in Burch’s inviting living room. They vary in size with some bearing elaborate ornamentation. A short walk across shining wood floors reveals more […]

Muleshoe church members re-enact Christ’s walk to his crucifixion

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Louis Godinez of Muleshoe carries a cross Friday along U.S. 84 with other members of Immaculate Conception Parish in a re-enactment of the walk Jesus is said to have made to Calvary. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of […]

The Cross of Christ Is the Symbol of Life and Hope

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies […]

Cross is symbol of life, hope

By Curtis Shelburne Picture, if you will, a young man, a very decent sort, but a young fellow who wants to assert his individuality a bit, along with his right to dress as he wishes. He pokes good-natured fun at his stodgy ol’ dad, a businessman who regularly boards airplanes and flies to meetings with […]

On the road to salvation

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Doug McGimpsey (left) Gary Ford (center) and pastor Art Evans each played a role in the crosses being erected in Broadview. There are three crosses on the roadside, including one 30 feet high and two others 24 feet tall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer During a car ride home, Trenton […]

The cross is recognizable everywhere

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist From the staked plains of the Llano Estacado to the rugged hills of Mount Calvary, and all places in between, there is only one symbol that has withstood the test of time. Once a symbol of despair and shame; now a worldwide symbol of hope to those who continue to […]

Perish the thought of prayer in schools

Ned Cantwell Wanda and Joe are in a stew as they brood over morning coffee in their modest Las Cruces home. Worry lines crease their faces. “So, what do you think? Shall we let him go to school this morning,” Wanda wonders? “Him” is son Bobby, a sophomore at Las Cruces High. “I’m at wit’s […]