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Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By allowing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s temporary block on unnecessary medical procedures, including abortion, to remain, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit March 31 was paying “careful attention to the health and safety needs of Texans” amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Miami archbishop says Florida shouldn’t follow Texas’ refugee stance

Miami archbishop says Florida shouldn’t follow Texas’ refugee stance

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Refugees make an important impact in the United States and should not be denied resettlement as the Texas governor recently decided, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski.

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Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

| Carol Zimmermann | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Texas Catholic leaders were quick to take a stand against a Jan. 10 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the state would no longer resettle refugees.

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Texas bishops offer prayers for those affected by fatal church shooting

Texas bishops offer prayers for those affected by fatal church shooting

| December 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Texas Catholic bishops offered words of condolence and prayers to the members and families of the victims of a church shooting in which two worshippers were killed.

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Catholic leaders respond with ‘heavy hearts’ to Texas shooting

Catholic leaders respond with ‘heavy hearts’ to Texas shooting

| September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders across the United States reacted with sorrow and “heavy hearts” to a mass shooting in west Texas Aug. 31 that authorities said claimed seven lives and wounded 25 others.

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Texas bishop calls reported Marian apparitions a ‘fabrication’

Texas bishop calls reported Marian apparitions a ‘fabrication’

| August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an Aug. 26 letter to local Catholics, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas, said recent “purported apparitions, messages and miracles” of Mary that he had cautioned Catholics about weeks before “are, in fact, a fabrication.”

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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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Marian apparition claims in Texas not endorsed by diocese, local bishop

Marian apparition claims in Texas not endorsed by diocese, local bishop

| Carol Zimmermann | August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, said claims that Bishop Michael Olson has authenticated local sightings and messages of Mary are “not true.”

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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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Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

If Sister Norma Pimentel has said it once, she has said it dozens of times: She is “a U.S. citizen by chance.”

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‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

‘Migrants are persons like us’: Border bishops offer prayers after deaths

| Rhina Guidos | July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops from both sides of the border near McAllen, Texas, issued a joint statement expressing condolences to the families of migrant children and parents who recently drowned trying to cross the river into the United States.

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