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

Brownsville bishop dispenses from law of abstinence amid Texas storm

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: With respect to migration, uphold both law and compassion

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

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

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

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

After order to vacate residential area, McAllen Catholic immigration center to move downtown

After a close vote, McAllen, Texas officials approved a new downtown location for a Catholic immigration relief center that was... Read more

A delegation of US bishops visit Sister Norma Pimentel at the Catholic Charities Immigrant Respite Center in McAllen Texas, July 1, 2018.

Catholic Charities ordered to vacate migrant respite center by Texas city

City commissioners in McAllen, Texas have ordered Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) to vacate their migrant respite... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo.

Texas diocese says border wall on Church land violates religious freedom

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

Catholic Charities in Brownsville receives assistance for migrant relief center

Catholic Charities in San Antonio is collecting and donating supplies to a relief center for immigrants run by its sister... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland signs a memorandum of understanding with Young Life.

Why Catholic dioceses are teaming up with Young Life

Partnerships between dioceses and the ecumenical evangelization group Young Life aim to connect Catholic youths with their Catholic parishes.    Read more