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More than 20 Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for us to listen to the cry of our migrant brothers and sisters. The bishops issued the statement while participating in the biannual Tex-Mex Border Bishops meeting this week. 

Please click here for full statement. 

"The cry of Christ in the voice of the migrant moves us."

The 2017 Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) campaign has begun!

This year's theme is "Love is our Mission!"

Please take a moment out of your busy day to learn about CSA.

Click here for our convenient e-giving site.

CSA donations directly support all the ministries in our diocese!

Video en Español de la Campaña Católica de Compartir (CSA)

Announcement on behalf of Bishop James Tamayo:

The USCCB is asking Catholics to participate in an action alert asking President Trump to sign an Executive Order respecting religious freedom. We encourage everyone to act now, and protect religious freedom in America.

To read more and participate in this call to action, click here.

President Donald J. Trump issued today an Executive Order addressing the U.S. refugee admissions program and migration to the United States, generally. The executive order virtually shuts down the refugee admissions program for 120 days, reduces the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States this year from 110,000 to 50,000 individuals, and indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

The Diocese of Laredo's Annual Pro-Life Rosary Walk was a prayerful and peaceful gathering where hundreds of people prayed for the respect of all life from conception to natural death. 

The walk began in front of Hernández, López & Sons and ended at San Agustín Cathedral with a Holy Hour. 

In a joint effort with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this pro-life walk is part of the #9daysforlife national campaign to end abortion from January 21-29, 2017.

Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, 87, fourth archbishop of San Antonio who was the first Mexican-American elevated to the hierarchy in the Catholic Church in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on Jan. 9, 2017 at Padua Place residence for retired priests in San Antonio. Funeral services are listed below.

Bishop James A. Tamayo will be in attendance. He invites all to attend. 

Monday, January 16

11:30 a.m. -- Reception of body of Archbishop Flores at San Fernando Cathedral