The 21 Catholic bishops in active ministry in Texas have written Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Gov. Greg Abbott, to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a grandmother, who is sentenced to die April 27.
The bishops join a broad coalition, including the Innocence Project, domestic violence and battered women’s organizations, former prosecutors, bipartisan legislators and others, who call for a stay of execution to conduct a meaningful review of her case.
Ash Wednesday: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus instructs us to give alms, to pray and to fast.
“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.”
On behalf of his Excellency, Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D., and the diocesan staff, we join in prayer for the repose of the soul of Reverend Mr. Jose Francisco Perez. Deacon Perez was called home to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Deacon Perez was ordained on the 14th of June, 1987 in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. He was assigned to serve at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Carrizo Springs, Texas. We have been blessed throughout the years with Deacon Perez’s ministry in the Diocese of Laredo.
On behalf of his Excellency, Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D., the diocesan staff, and community, we join in prayer for the repose of the soul of Mr. Felix Salazar, brother of Reverend Monsignor Alejandro Salazar, pastor at San Martin de Porres Church, Laredo, Texas. Felix was called home to our Heavenly Father last Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Brownsville, Texas. Felix received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and the Commendation of the Dying. All funeral services will be held at a later date.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Blessed Sacrament Church's new adoration chapel, which was blessed by His Excellency Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Laredo, on December 5, 2021.
By having places of grace, peace, and adoration like this chapel we make sure that the spiritual practice is available for our community to grow in holiness and continue to grow in faith, community, and service.