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Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 13, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants.  Read more

A frozen-over lake in Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. Credit: jmanaugh3/Shutterstock.

Brownsville bishop dispenses from law of abstinence amid Texas storm

Feb 18, 2021

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville announced Thursday via Twitter that he is granting a dispensation from abstinence from meat for... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Bishop Flores affirms COVID vaccines are 'morally permissible'

Dec 16, 2020

In a December 8 letter to his diocese, Bishop Daniel Flores said that he wants “to assure Catholics that it... Read more

State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Pro-life Texas Democrat says racial slurs won't stop his pro-life advocacy

Jul 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life Texas state senator running for re-election says he won’t be deterred by racial slurs directed against him by... Read more

State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Texas' Bishop Flores criticizes Planned Parenthood for anti-Mexican ethnic slur

Jul 4, 2020

The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Bishop Flores: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

Nov 19, 2019

In an interview earlier this month, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville urged that US immigration law be respected, but that... Read more

The corpses of migrant Oscar Martinez and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, June 26, 2019.

US-Mexico border bishops sorrowed by migrant deaths

Jul 1, 2019

The bishops on either side of the Rio Grande where several migrants died last week expressed Friday their sorrow over... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Jun 17, 2019

By Matt Hadro

There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides... Read more

Customs and Border Protection Revenue Division.

Emergency declaration raises new questions about Texas border chapel

Feb 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border has again raised the possibility of a barrier... 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

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

How to read scripture with Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Flores

Jan 30, 2019

Christ, the Incarnate Word, is the aim of human living and all of history, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville said... 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

The Ten Commandments outside the Texas capitol building.

Texas bishops decry state's new immigration law

Jun 7, 2017

Two Texas bishops have defended from charges of fear mongering the opponents of a new law which targets sanctuary cities... Read more

Catholics' mission in immigration debate: avoid false divides

Mar 30, 2017

As immigration debate continues under the Trump administration, one bishop has stressed the need for Catholics to make sure their... Read more