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The first day of school at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, Aug. 15, 2022.

Back-to-school in Uvalde means Catholic school scholarships for hurting families

Aug 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic charity with a longtime link to Uvalde has funded 30 scholarships so that students may attend the local... Read more

Antonio Fernandez, CEO of Catholic Charities San Antonio, aids a migrant following the death of dozens of people abandoned in a truck.

Catholic Charities San Antonio aiding survivors and their families after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following the discovery of the bodies of more than 50 migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio,... Read more

In this aerial view, members of law enforcement investigate a tractor trailer on June 27, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. According to reports, at least 46 people, who are believed migrant workers from Mexico, were found dead in an abandoned tractor trailer. Over a dozen victims were found alive, suffering from heat stroke and taken to local hospitals.

San Antonio archbishop to preside at memorial Mass after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Following the discovery of dozens of migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas — thought to be the... Read more

Memorial for Irma and José García in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Friend recalls faith of slain teacher and her heartbroken husband

Jun 16, 2022

By David Ramos

Irma and José Gómez were "always willing to help others." Read more

Texans on June 5, 2022, visit the memorial at Robb Elementary School dedicated to the victims of the May shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Texas school shooting: Answer to cause of massacre lies in the culture of death, archbishop says

Jun 8, 2022

By David Ramos

The archbishop also lamented that the authorities "don’t want to commit to taking more effective and more radical responses.” Read more

Pallbearers and U.S. Marine Christian Garcia, son of Linda Garcia, carry the casket of Irma Linda Garcia and her husband Jose Antonio Garcia during their funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, on June 1, 2022. Irma Garcia, a teacher, was killed in a mass shooting at a local elementary school on May 24, 2022.

Uvalde mortician: Without a relationship with God 'there's no way you can handle something like this'

Jun 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The head of the Knights of Columbus in Uvalde, Texas, works at a local funeral home that's been inundated with... Read more

Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband Joe Garcia, who died two days later of a heart attack.

San Antonio archbishop: The Garcias 'witnessed to the love that comes from God'

Jun 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

In his homily for the Wednesday funeral Mass commemorating the lives of Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband... Read more

The names of victims from the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Eleven funerals to take place at Uvalde's Catholic church in coming weeks

May 31, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Eleven of the Uvalde shooting victims were parishioners at the city’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and their funerals will be... Read more

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Uvalde shooting victim's last video: When we die we will be with Christ

May 28, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Christ died for us and when we die we will be with him, was the last message left on her... Read more

People arrive to drop off flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. - Grief at the massacre of 19 children at the elementary school in Texas spilled into confrontation on May 25, as angry questions mounted over gun control -- and whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde on May 24 became the site of the worst school shooting in a decade, committed by a disturbed 18-year-old armed with a legally bought assault rifle.

Texas shooting victim's husband dies of heart attack; archbishop prays for Catholic family

The husband of one of the nearly two dozen victims of a mass shooter in Texas died Thursday, reportedly of... Read more

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

San Antonio Catholic Charities accepting donations to aid those affected by Texas shooting

May 26, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio is offering financial, legal, and counseling services to people affected by the May 24... Read more

Parishioners mourn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. On May 24, 21 people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was reportedly killed by law enforcement.

Catholic community ministers to Texas shooting victims: 'God's love will prevail'

May 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The local Catholic community is ministering to the victims of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. The Archbishop... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for consolation for injured and bereaved in Texas shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A telegram sent to the Archbishop of San Antonio on Wednesday conveyed Pope Francis' deep sadness over the deaths of... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

19 children and 2 adults killed in Texas shooting at elementary school

May 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

A gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 90 miles west of... Read more

San Antonio, Texas.

Holy Family statue stolen from Texas parish

Feb 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A statue depicting the Holy Family was stolen from outside a parish in San Antonio, Texas last week, and parishioners... Read more

Bishop-elect Gary W. Janak.

Pope Francis names Texas priest an auxiliary bishop of San Antonio

Feb 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Monday named Fr. Gary W. Janak, a canon lawyer and licensed counselor, an auxiliary bishop of the... Read more

San Antonio archdiocese prepares for new parishes

Jan 11, 2019

The Archdiocese of San Antonio has collected over half of the funds for a campaign to construct new parish buildings... Read more

Police line Caution tape.

Deaths in smuggler's truck 'completely senseless,' Texas archbishop says

Jul 23, 2017

The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio... Read more