Tag: El Paso

Asylum at the border is ‘effectively over,’ El Paso bishop says

Asylum at the border is ‘effectively over,’ El Paso bishop says

| Rhina Guidos | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

After visiting a group of pregnant migrant women on the Mexico side of the border, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas issued strong words June 25 about the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program and other restrictive immigration measures, saying that turning away those seek asylum in the U.S. amounts to sending them to their death.

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After ‘taking a knee,’ border bishop gets a call from the pope

After ‘taking a knee,’ border bishop gets a call from the pope

| Rhina Guidos | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s called “taking a knee,” and many professional athletes around the country have made the gesture publicly to protest police brutality.

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Totino-Grace students give and receive through service immersion trips

Totino-Grace students give and receive through service immersion trips

| Debbie Musser | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Rio Grande River canal, near the Santa Fe Bridge, is where El Paso, Texas, meets Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. This is the site of an annual border Mass, bringing together those on both sides of the border to share in the Eucharist.

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Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

Via El Paso bishop, Pope Francis sends rosaries for mass shooting victims

| Rhina Guidos | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

During a January visit with Vatican officials to report on the status of his diocese, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, mentioned to Pope Francis the tragic events that took place at home Aug. 3, 2019.

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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

| Rhina Guidos | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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For bishop with Mexican roots, El Paso’s assault hit close to home

For bishop with Mexican roots, El Paso’s assault hit close to home

| Rhina Guidos | October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Jose, California, the early August assault by a gunman who opened fire on El Pasoans and others doing weekend shopping at a Walmart in the border city this summer struck particularly deep.

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‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

‘So many funerals,’ says El Paso priest who comforted grieving kin

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.

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‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greg Zanis, a carpenter by trade from Aurora, Illinois, has traveled around the country for more than 20 years to place white wooden crosses in memory of shooting victims, and after the mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, his signature crosses are now in those cities.

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Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In upcoming days, Father Fabian Marquez plans to attend 17 funerals. He will officiate one and attend the other 16, including one in Chihuahua City in Mexico.

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Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

| Mark Pattison | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three mass shooting incidents in the United States in the span of a week are now showing that “their emotional impact is resonating, understandably, across the nation,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “The effects of the evil and sin, we are all impacted by it.”

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El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting

El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting

| Rhina Guidos | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart “was breaking,” after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.

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U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

| Carol Zimmermann | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur.

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