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Diocesan News

By: Salo Otero

Rev. Father Francisco Stodola, pastor of Nuestra Senora del Rosario parish in south Laredo, has retired from the Texas Army National Guard after 22 years of service.  A ceremony was held Aug. 23 at Camp Mabry in Austin to commemorate the event.

Igniting Change Across America
 
It all started with tacos, cookies and juice.

Maria Jaime teaches religious education every Saturday at Santa Monica Mission in El Cenizo, a remote and arid region of South Texas in the Diocese of Laredo.

The following candidates of the permanent diaconate were installed as lectors in the Diocese of Laredo by Most Rev. James A. Tamayo. This brings each of them another step closer to becoming permanent deacons.

CENTRAL DEANERY (8/28/2019 at St. Patrick Church, Laredo)

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement in response to the climate of fear created by the Department of Homeland Security’s announced immigration enforcement actions and the Administration’s new Interim Final Rule to drastically limit asylum, which was published today: 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) held its 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore from June 11 to June 14. In terms of anticipation and importance to the U.S. Church, the U.S. protocols for the application of Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (You are the light of the world) topped the list. In the letter dated May 7, 2019, Pope Francis established new procedures for reporting abuse and for holding both the abuser and the bishops and religious superiors accountable for their actions.

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Laredo regrettably announces that San Juan Diego Catholic School (SJDCS), meant to be a merger school for former students of St. Peter’s Memorial School (SPMS) and Our Lady of Guadalupe School (OLGS), as well as students from other schools, will not be opening. Despite our greatest efforts and diligent preparation to foster this new Catholic legacy, the proposed school will not open as a result of low enrollment.

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