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Pope Francis to canonize new female saint

April 22, 2024

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Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Elena Guerra, paving the way for the canonization of a new female saint known as “an apostle of the Holy Spirit.” A friend of Pope Leo XIII and the teacher of St. Gemma Galgani, Elena Guerra (1835–1914) is known for her spiritual writings and her passionate devotion…

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Archbishop statement on ‘Reproductive Justice Fund’

April 10, 2024

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April 10, 2024 Statement from Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, regarding City Council consideration of ‘Reproductive Justice Fund’ budget proposal I am very concerned to hear that the City Council is again considering allocation of scarce taxpayer dollars for a “Reproductive Justice Fund” to enable circumvention of Texas state law for abortion procurement out of state….

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Decrees and public statement in regard to The Mission of Divine Mercy

March 15, 2024

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Prohibition against the use of Sanctus Ranch

February 1, 2024

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Archbishop writes in memory of migrants

June 27, 2023

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Dear brothers and sisters, Today, on this day of deep sadness and reflection, I speak to you, the San Antonio community, to remember the 53 migrants whose lives were tragically taken on June 27, 2022, in our beloved San Antonio. As archbishop of this community, I address you with a sorrowful heart filled with compassion as…

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Pope Francis out of surgery, recovering in hospital

June 7, 2023

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I pray for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II of England, who is lovingly remembered for her commitment and dedication to the United Kingdom.

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Advocacy to improve state laws

May 5, 2023

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The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB), which includes 26 active bishops, on May 2 released a statement regarding immigration bills currently being considered in the 88th Texas Legislature.  The bishops wrote: “For years, burdens of an unworkable system of immigration have fallen heavily on states and communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The human and…

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Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Diocese of El Paso

February 8, 2023

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Pope Francis has announced the appointment of a new auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of El Paso, Father Anthony C. Celino. Bishop-elect Celino is the current pastor of St. Raphael Parish in East El Paso and judicial vicar for the diocese. Pope Francis announced the appointment at Roman noon on February 8. The appointment of an auxiliary bishop is the first since the establishment of the diocese in…

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Sacred Heart School in Uvalde begins school year

August 15, 2022

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Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde began the new academic year on August 15 with more than 100 pre-K3 through sixth grade students, doubling their enrollment from last fall.

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​Funeral arrangements set for Bishop John W. Yanta

August 6, 2022

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Bishop John W. Yanta, a prelate proud of his Polish heritage who traced his lineage to the first settlers of Panna Maria, died in his residence in San Antonio on August 6 — the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord — after years of dealing with a number of serious health ailments with a resolute and prayerful demeanor as he continued to lead and guide work on a number of endeavors close to his heart.

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