I was in Las Vegas, NM this past weekend. First I spoke to the confirmation class of Immaculate Conception parish. There was about 100 young people in attendance. Great kids! I do like speaking to young people. Sometimes you don't know what they are thinking but I know I capture their attention because they stop talking and actually look at me.
Then on Sunday, I did a parish talk which included another group of confirmation students from Our Lady of Sorrows parish. We had a very lively question and answer session where many of the attendees were engaged and passionate. I enjoyed myself very much.
The faith is alive in New Mexico.