Bishop Mark Seitz

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Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop requires vaccination for Catholic church employees, ministers

Aug 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Citing the need for the Catholic Church to “lead by example” and to act responsibly to protect others during the... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris (center-back) and Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso (back right) at an immigration roundtable at El Paso International Airport on Friday, June 25, 2021.

What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration

Jun 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop of El Paso said the Church must work with the administration on issues that overlap, after attending an... Read more

El Paso bishop asks for prayer, smaller Masses as coronavirus cases increase

Oct 26, 2020

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has called for prayer and a small capacity of attendees at Mass, as a... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration

Jun 4, 2020

Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest

Jun 2, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Mark Seitz is the first U.S. Catholic bishop to physically and publicly join the protests and demonstrations against racial... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso participates in a binational Mass held in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2017.

El Paso bishop encourages Catholics to overcome racism with acts of inclusion

Oct 15, 2019

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued a pastoral letter Sunday reflecting on the area's history of racism and encouraging... Read more

Police cars and tape block off a crime scene outside the Cinergy Odessa movie theater where a gunman was shot and killed on August 31, 2019 in Midland, Texas.

After latest in 'epidemic' of mass shootings, bishops again call for prayer and action

Aug 31, 2019

Several U.S. bishops offered prayers Saturday evening after a gunman killed at least 5 people and injured more than 20... Read more

Bishop urges Trump admin to extend protections for El Salvador migrants

Jan 3, 2018

The Bishop of El Paso is urging the Trump administration to extend a temporary residency program for Salvadoran migrants for... Read more