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Chuck Wellborn

Just a few observations and pithy comments, from someone who’s been
around a long time, and thinks that means he has something useful to say

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The Destruction of a Parish: Now What?

PART I. THE TAKEOVER AND THE AFTERMATH A former Aquinas Newman Center parishioner wanted to know if other former ANC parishioners were interested in celebrating Mass together at the Norbertine Community’s Abbey on South Coors. Knowing the...
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The Aquinas Newman Center and the Traditionalists

From what I saw and what others are saying, it was quite an operation at the Aquinas Newman Center this week when the former Dominican chapel, as it had evolved over 64 years, was re-made into a...
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The End is Near

The final Masses under the Dominican Order at the Aquinas Newman Center were held last Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. At each Mass, Fathers Dan Davis and Rich Litzau, the only Dominicans still in residence...
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Farewell To The Aquinas Newman Center As We Know It

Try as I might, I’m having a hard time developing enough Christian goodness to be forgiving or even nice about the forthcoming changes at Newman which include running off the Dominicans who staffed the parish for over...
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A Catholic Spring

A Catholic Spring Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Is it silly to group these together? A bit, if only because one is not Arab. Overblown? Maybe. Frivolous? Sort of. Ridiculous? Not...
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Taxes and Economic Development in NM

Things are not good in the New Mexico economy. The job situation is desperate and getting worse. Worse, ten years of reduced state tax revenues from tax cuts is limiting the state’s ability to respond in a...
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The Proposed Navajo Gaming Pact

The three gaming casinos on the Navajo Reservation have created badly-needed jobs on the reservation. But a proposed gaming compact negotiated by the Governor’s office extending and expanding gaming on the Navajo reservation should not be approved...
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A Pope To Love

It’s all his fault that I made a New Year’s resolution to resume blogging after months of chasing far less admirable rainbows, like trying to shoot my age in golf (never got that close) and becoming a...
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Thoughts on Economic Development

Thoughts on Economic Development The economic situation in New Mexico is astonishingly bad. There’s not a lot of vigor to the proposed legislative solutions but it’s also true that state revenues are so diminished, options are limited....
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Thinking About Early Childhood Education

One thing that we’re not really good at in New Mexico is thinking big. There are constant reminders of the state’s depressing statistics on how poorly low-income children and families are doing in New Mexico. For instance,...