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Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

San Antonio archbishop deletes some social media posts about Gaza war

May 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In posts on X, Archbishop Gustavo García-Sillar expressed solidarity with Palestinians while also appearing to conflate the Jewish people with... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, of San Antonio.

San Antonio archbishop bans retreat center for ‘false teachings’ against Pope Francis

Mar 18, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller’s disciplinary action follows the apostolate’s publication of several messages on its website. Read more

Migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande between designated U.S.-Mexico ports of entry.

U.S. bishops weigh in on border deal negotiations

Dec 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

In a letter to Congress, the bishops said the policy changes currently under consideration could have a devastating impact on... Read more

San Fernando Cathedral is the mother cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

San Antonio Archdiocese removes two priests over allegations of child sex abuse

Aug 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Alejandro Ortega and Father Jesus Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez-Solis were both accused of sexually abusing minors. 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

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

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

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

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Texas archbishop: The border 'emergency' is not what you think

Feb 27, 2019

The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and... Read more

San Antonio archbishop prays for victims of Texas church shooting

Nov 5, 2017

After at least 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs,... 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