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A few days ago, we commemorated the one-year anniversary since the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, a decision that has significantly shaped the pro-life movement and our tireless efforts to defend the sanctity of every human life. This moment calls for both reflection and renewed dedication to the cause we hold dear.


On Saturday, May 6, 2023, eight laity and deacons from the Diocese of Laredo graduated with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.

The Diocese of Laredo congratulates each of the graduates! If you would like information to join the next class 


The St. Jude Court #2363 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) recently had a "Sisterhood Recruitment Luncheon" to invite new members to join the organization. Four women committed to join the court as members!

On April 21, 2023, the St. Jude Court, along with other CDA courts from Laredo participated in the annual Relay for Life, an event that raises money to help cancer patients receive the support they need, as well as to further research for better treatments for cancer. 


There is still time to register for the 2023 Annual Diocesan Conference: “Eucharistic Revival, The Source and Summit of Our Faith”! Our speakers include Dr. John Bergsma (pictured below left), Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Tim Staples (pictured below right), Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers. Read more about all of our speakers HERE.



The Office of Family Life will host the annual Pro-Life Rosary Walk on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2:30pm. All are invited to join in the 2-mile walk to pray for a respect for human life at all stages -- from conception until natural death. 

The walk will begin at the corner of Boston and Santa Ursula in front of Hernandez-Lopez Funeral Home and end at San Agustín Cathedral. A Mass will follow.  

Bishop James A. Tamayo and the faithful of the Diocese of Laredo join the Church universal in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to His Holiness Pope Francis and join him in offering our prayers for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. As a faithful servant of God, Pope Benedict dedicated his life and ministry as Pope in the service of inviting all people to an encounter with God through the Church and its ministries.

May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.