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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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​N.Y. auxiliary appointed by Pope Francis will be one of world’s youngest bishops

January 25, 2022

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Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of New York, one of whom will be one of the world’s youngest bishops.

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​Pope Francis: The Word of God rekindles hope

January 24, 2022

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On Word of God Sunday, Pope Francis reminded Christians that God speaks to them through scripture, filling them with hope and guiding their journey of faith.

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March for Life 2022: ‘A great witness to the sanctity of human life’

January 23, 2022

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Participants returned in large numbers to the annual March for Life Friday, braving frigid weather one year after the event’s pandemic-related virtual shutdown to demonstrate solidarity for the unborn at the start what could be a decisive year for the pro-life movement.

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US Supreme Court allows Texas abortion law challenge to stay with state’s top court

January 23, 2022

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to send a legal challenge against a Texas abortion law back to a lower federal court— which has already blocked enforcement of the law once— sending the challenge instead to the Texas Supreme Court.

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​MLK interfaith service seeks to unite

January 21, 2022

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For more than three decades, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Interfaith Worship Service, which takes place the day before San Antonio’s exceptional Martin Luther King Jr. March, has brought together diverse faiths.

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