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Martinez, Husband Attend New Year's Eve Mass at St. Francis Cathedral (NM Governor)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 1, 2011 | Phil Parker

Posted on 01/03/2011 1:03:00 PM PST by CedarDave

SANTA FE — Hours before she was sworn in as New Mexico's new governor, Susana Martinez was welcomed for New Year's Eve Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Martinez, a Catholic, arrived Friday evening behind dozens of friends and family members who piled out of a bus to fill the pews inside the century-and-a-half-old church.

Wrapped up against single-digit temperatures in a long black coat and purple scarf, Martinez walked with her husband, Chuck Franco, up the steps leading to the front of the church as the bells pealed. She paused to wave at a spectators shouting "Susana!" from across the street.

Martinez approached the cathedral's intricately carved front door and knocked. The doors swung open and there stood Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan in white vestments and mitre, holding a long silver crosier.

"Welcome," Sheehan said, and blessed Martinez before ushering the first couple into the church.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: martinez; newmexico; susanamartinez

Gov.-elect Susana Martinez and her husband, Chuck Franco, are greeted Friday by Archbishop Michael Sheehan at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. - Natalie Guillén/The New Mexican
1 posted on 01/03/2011 1:03:04 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!

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2 posted on 01/03/2011 1:04:45 PM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: CedarDave

Guess I haven’t been keeping up. I had no idea Richardson was gone and a Repub won.

3 posted on 01/03/2011 1:08:57 PM PST by wolfcreek (
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To: wolfcreek

Richardson is no longer Gov, but he’s long from gone.

Q: How’s a Dim politician different from a hooker?

A: After they’ve finished screwing you the hooker won’t drive past your house every month shouting “Hi! Remember me?”

4 posted on 01/03/2011 1:13:17 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: CedarDave

One of the nice things about downtown Santa Fe is the church. The libs downtown are the bad part.

The other good thing is Maria’s restaurant is about 8 blocks away from the church.

5 posted on 01/03/2011 2:16:56 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Frantzie

However, I believe the Frito pies are no longer available on the Plaza...???:-(

6 posted on 01/03/2011 2:35:15 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: CedarDave

I hope she can undo whatever damage Richardson did to your state.

7 posted on 01/03/2011 3:18:27 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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