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As we enter into Holy Week, the Most Rev. James A. Tamayo has a message of hope for each of us in the Diocese of Laredo and beyond.

This was published in the Laredo Morning Times on Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

Bishop Tamayo urges all in the Diocese of Laredo to please take action today to support faith-based nonprofits including our diocese.

We are concerned that religious nonprofits will be disqualified and/or severely deterred from applying for forgivable loans under the recently passed CARES Act.

Contact members of Congress today.  

Stewardship of scarce health resources demands respect for all human life, preservation of human dignity, concern for the common good and the continued flourishing of society in the aftermath of this pandemic. Let us place our unwavering trust in God’s limitless mercy and provision of all our physical and spiritual needs. 

 

 

Bishop Tamayo joins with his fellow brother bishops from Texas in sharing with you this message of faith and hope. 

 

 

 

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Peace be with you!  

As the Shepherd of the Diocese of Laredo, I care deeply for your spiritual and physical well-being. Our present situation coincides with the liturgical season of Lent which is both a penitential season and a time of prayerful personal reflection.  Our faith is rooted in a total surrender and trust in God who has never and will never abandon His people. 

In light of the serious health risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Annual Diocesan Conference, originally scheduled for March 28, 2020 at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), has been postponed.

This decision, adhering with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, has been made as a precautionary measure for the safety of the people of the Diocese of Laredo, as well as registrants and speakers who planned to travel from out of town to attend the event.

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