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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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Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings.

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Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

| Susan Moses | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has been studying poverty at the federal level from Washington, but he took a few hours to learn what poverty looks like on the front lines with a visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth April 3.

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Texas bishops urge prayers, vigilance in wake of bombings

Texas bishops urge prayers, vigilance in wake of bombings

| James Ramos | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As police investigated a series of package explosions in central Texas that killed two people and injured four others, two of the state’s bishops said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families and friends of those victimized by the explosions.

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USCCB president calls for prayer after pair of school shootings

USCCB president calls for prayer after pair of school shootings

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston called for prayers for the victims killed and injured in a pair of school shootings in Kentucky and Texas.

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Funeral Mass celebrated in Texas for Border Patrol agent

Funeral Mass celebrated in Texas for Border Patrol agent

| November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Paso for Rogelio Martinez, the Border Patrol officer who died of injuries to his head and elsewhere on his body.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

| November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Calling the mass shooting in a Texas Baptist church Nov. 5 an “act of senseless violence,” Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to the families of the victims and to the injured.

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USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

| November 6, 2017 | 11 Comments

The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of at least 26 people and injured at least 20 others.

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