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​Statement of Archbishop Gustavo regarding Dobbs ruling

June 24, 2022

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I am truly heartened and overjoyed by today’s historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturns the Roe v. Wade decision after nearly five decades. In the United States, that tragic ruling has resulted in the deaths of more than 60 million babies in the womb since the early 1970s.

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​USCCB statement on U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs ruling

June 24, 2022

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In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:

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Supreme Court rules for Maine religious schools

June 21, 2022

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision June 21 in the case of Carson v. Makin, which challenged a decision by the First Circuit to allow the State of Maine to exclude religious schools from a tuition assistance benefit on the basis that those schools include religion as part of their instruction. By vote of 6-3, the Court ruled in favor of the petitioners.

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Archbishop’s homily from Feast of Corpus Christi Mass

June 19, 2022

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After the liberation from Egypt, all Jewish priests had to be descendants of Aaron. Animals were often offered as victims in religious sacrifices, not the fruit of the earth and work of human hands, such as wine and bread. But Melchizedek’s priesthood is much older. We do not know his origin nor do we know if he had descendants. Melchizedek is a mysterious priest-king. His name means king of justice.

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​Homily for ordination of permanent deacons June 11

“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:10).

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Homily from funeral Mass of Irma and Joe Garcia

June 1, 2022

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Remarks from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, at funeral liturgy of Irma Linda and Jose “Joe” Garcia at Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde June 1.

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Homily of Archbishop Gustavo in Uvalde on May 29

May 29, 2022

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The Church is a mother. La Iglesia es madre. All the baptized are represented here by this congregation. We are all members of the Church. Todos somos Iglesia. As a mother to those suffering in Uvalde, today we look up, towards heaven, begging the Father to show them his mercy. And we embrace the families as a mother her children. We cry like a mother does! Our children have been taken away! The pain of families in Uvalde is our own. We need to pray passionately for them and their children.

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​Official archdiocesan assignments for 2022

May 24, 2022

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The following is a list of changes in assignments for priests in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, effective July 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

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​Statement of Archbishop Gustavo regarding shooting in Buffalo

May 16, 2022

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Regarding the senseless and tragic murder of 10 individuals and the wounding of three others in a Buffalo supermarket the afternoon of May 14, we profoundly regret the loss of life and pray for all concerned. We remain steadfastly opposed to all forms of racism.

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​Archbishop letter regarding consecration of Russia and Ukraine

March 22, 2022

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I have previously advised you through the Presbyteral Council that that I will be signing a revised Proclamation of the Pastoral Vision of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on Friday, March 25, 2022, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. This important event will take place at 9:30 a.m. during a televised Mass celebrated at Our Lady’s Chapel at Assumption Seminary. This document will be sent to you for publishing on your social media platforms and in your parish, school, or agency locations.

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