Participants appreciated


VIVA La Fiesta (Our Lady of Belen) proved to be a great success with many participants. The OSSM St. Juliana Community, Belen was one of the booth participants.

A “Who We Are” type of quiz was taken by 101 participants visiting the booth. Of the 101 participants, 10 were prize winners: 1. Terry Goldman; 2. Rachel Gabaldon; 3. Cameron D’arcangeli; 4. Joseph Sanchez; 5. Sailor-Belle Montoya; 6. Cassandra Lueras; 7. Margie Hastings; 8. Margaret Molina; 9. Louie Martinez; and 10. Ana Grajeda.

Thank you to all our participants and congratulations to our winners.

A special thanks goes out to our gift and cash donors, JB Nutrition Club Plus, Valencia County Flour Mill,  Loretta Swihart, Lillian Garley, Sepfie Aragon, Ronaldo Martinez and Joseph Sanchez.

Michael Sanchez and Lillian Garley

Servants of Mary

Fight for our values


It seems that the narrative on New Mexico’s right to abortion is not happy with the state’s current abortion law. Somehow they find it necessary to shove their political opinions and values down our throats.

My value system has been flushed down the toilet. I can remember 20 years ago when my wife was expecting our second unplanned child. We were both over the moon with happiness.

Only to be over taken by the shadow of death because of a miscarriage. I watched my young wife drop to the floor and cry like she has never cried in the subsequent 19 years. We lost a life; we lost part of ourselves. Of course, my wife was who really suffered both physically and mentally.

Our child was not an inconvenience or a result of awful circumstances but a gift from God. I cannot say why God works the way He does but I will accept it.

Consider the life of a child taken through abortion. What could have been? Maybe they could have been a Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez or just a simple loving parent. Life isn’t fair but you have to be born in order for this to occur.

Today, my values are under assault from all directions, men in women’s sports, boys in girl’s bathrooms, political correctness that will cost you job or career if not adhered to, revisionist history in our schools.

If we do not protect our children and ourselves, our country will no longer be the United States of America. We will be Europe.

The abortion industry makes millions of dollars annually and has destroyed the black and brown communities. We must stand up together and fight for our values for our children into the future.

Dan Garza

Los Lunas

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