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US bishops ask Catholics to pray for Brownsville diocese border wall fight

Jun 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

For Religious Freedom Week 2020, the U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting an unusual case—a Texas chapel that could be demolished... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo

US House asks court to block funding for border wall

Apr 24, 2019

Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to block funding for the... Read more

President Donald Trump, pictured at a press conference in 2018.

Bishops 'deeply concerned' by Trump border emergency declaration

Feb 15, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Feb. 15 opposing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national... Read more

U.S.-Mexico border. Image: Shutterstock

Texas chapel fenced off from border wall funding

Feb 14, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Consolidated Appropriations Act would provide $1.3 billion in funding for the construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border but... Read more

Customs and Border Protection Revenue Division.

Border security compromise may prevent new shutdown

Feb 12, 2019

Congressional leaders hope to have avoided a further partial government shutdown after reaching an agreement on a budget that includes... Read more

U.S.-Mexico border. Image: Shutterstock

Judge rules for government in border chapel case

Feb 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The federal government is free to survey the land around a historic chapel in the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, a... Read more

Georgetown Law University Clock Tower.

Georgetown Law helps Texas diocese fight border wall

Jan 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, is due in court next week to contest a claim of eminent domain by the... Read more

The US-Mexico border in Arizona.

Catholics in US express frustration over border security stalemate

Jan 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

On Tuesday evening, US President Donald Trump highlighted humanitarian problems present along the US-Mexico border and issued a call for... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo.

Texas diocese says border wall on Church land violates religious freedom

Nov 27, 2018

The Diocese of Brownsville, Texas is pushing back against a government effort to use Church property to aid in the... Read more

US-Mexican border in Arizona.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Jul 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops... Read more

Gate from U.S. to Mexico.

Mexican archbishop: We need to ask emigrants for forgiveness

Jan 31, 2017

The head of an archdiocese in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has said the country needs to seek forgiveness... Read more

A border crossing between the US and Mexico.

The spirited response of Mexico's bishops to Trump's border wall

Jan 27, 2017

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

US bishops dismayed as Trump vows to build border wall

Jan 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A leading bishop expressed alarm and dismay on Wednesday following President Trump’s executive orders to increase immigrant detention centers and... Read more