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Archbishop to preside at Mass of Healing in Uvalde

July 14, 2022

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Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, will preside at a Mass of Healing and Reconciliation at Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde on Sunday, July 17, at 6 p.m.

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Archbishop homily at memorial Mass for migrants June 30

July 6, 2022

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Dear people of God. Present here, we have bishops, clergy, leaders of different faith communities, people who are dedicated to serve the migrants, public servants, consuls from different nations, women and men in consecrated life. In a special way we recognize migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and many other nations present here, who have come to pray and show solidarity with what happened. Thank you for giving a human face to our migrant brothers and sisters.

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Archbishop Gustavo statement about deaths of 53 people

June 27, 2022

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We pray for the souls of the 53 people who died in such a cruel, inhuman manner last night, and also keep in prayer the 12 survivors – adults and children – as well as their families and all of the first responders who assisted and saved lives and must now carry with them the memories of this scene of carnage.

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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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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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