Our freedoms were secured by Pilgrims

Freedom New Mexico Conscience is powerful human resource. A life lived in service to truth that abides in one’s conscience can transform lives and circumstances. And, as history sometimes witnesses, matters of conscience can make all the difference in the world to ordinary people forced into extraordinary choices. This is the Pilgrim’s journey and a […]

Good conscience worth its weight in gold

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist The third grade is when I learned that a good conscience is really worth its weight in gold. The lesson came from an unlikely episode. I was in Mrs. Hood’s third-grade class at Highland Elementary School in Clovis. Mrs. Hood had a routine for spelling. On Mondays, we were introduced […]

Right to choose extends to both sides

By Steve Chapman Abortion-rights advocates cherish the right of choice. But not all choices are created equal. People who uphold a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions want to deny others the right not to take part in those decisions. The demand for freedom has been turned into a pretext for compulsion. The […]

The 10 Commandments, Texas style

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you want to get deep into religion, find a Texan. They even think Moses was a Texan. As proof they point to a wall in the Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas, which contains the King Ranch version of the 10 Commandments. It reads: • There’s just one God. […]

Candidates must heed religious principles

Letters to the Editor City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said the church should leave it up to him to make an informed choice in voting for political candidates. (“Catholics split on whether Kerry must follow church teachings,” June 25 CNJ) Sandoval said God gave him a conscience to tell him right from wrong. If he would […]

A good conscience can bring one peace

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The third grade is when I learned that a good conscience is really worth its weight in gold. The lesson came from an unlikely episode. I was in Mrs. Hood’s third-grade class at Highland Elementary School in Clovis. Mrs. Hood had a routine for spelling. On Mondays, we were introduced to […]