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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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Texas looking into city vote to bar restaurant chain over marriage views

Texas looking into city vote to bar restaurant chain over marriage views

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The marketplace, not elected officials, should decide whether a company should open an outlet in a particular location, said San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.

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Court rejects abortion provider’s effort to get bishops’ internal documents

Court rejects abortion provider’s effort to get bishops’ internal documents

| February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 19 rejected hearing an appeal from Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas-based abortion facility chain, which aimed to get the Texas Catholic bishops’ internal communications about abortion.

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Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

| Rhina Guidos | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has been praised by Pope Francis for her work with migrants.

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Trump visits Texas migrant center at invitation of nun on front lines

Trump visits Texas migrant center at invitation of nun on front lines

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump got a brief look at the work of a well-known Catholic Charities-run refugee center in South Texas during a daylong trip to the border.

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