Tag: Texas

They may not vote as a block, but Latinos still can influence the election

They may not vote as a block, but Latinos still can influence the election

| Rhina Guidos | September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Each presidential election year, the nonprofit Hope Border Institute in El Paso, Texas, has counted on parish halls and other church spaces to register new voters, particularly Latinos, so that their voices and interests can be properly represented.

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Dioceses in Hurricane Laura’s path report damage, but hard to gauge for now

Dioceses in Hurricane Laura’s path report damage, but hard to gauge for now

| Rhina Guidos | August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a hurricane made landfall with winds of 150 mph along the Texas-Louisiana border early on Aug. 27, bishops from the dioceses in its path found themselves the morning after assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.

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Military base, archdiocese mourn death of chaplain who took his own life

Military base, archdiocese mourn death of chaplain who took his own life

| August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A spokesman for Sheppard Air Force Base said Aug. 20 the military community was mourning the loss of Father Timothy Hirten, an Air Force chaplain, who was killed the night of Aug. 16 at a railroad crossing in Wichita Falls, Texas.

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Ethicist alarmed over how treatment decisions were made for quadriplegic

Ethicist alarmed over how treatment decisions were made for quadriplegic

| Peter Finney Jr. | July 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old quadriplegic, inside an Austin, Texas, hospice in June, pricked the conscience of Charlie Camosy.

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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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Supreme Court stops Texas execution for inmate’s religious liberty

Supreme Court stops Texas execution for inmate’s religious liberty

| Carol Zimmermann | June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison officials need to reexamine their rule that bans clergy from being with prisoners to the execution chamber.

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Former deacon’s lawsuit against Texas diocese goes to state Supreme Court

Former deacon’s lawsuit against Texas diocese goes to state Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Texas Supreme Court agreed June 5 to review an appeal by the Diocese of Lubbock over a former deacon’s defamation lawsuit against it.

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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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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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