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What is the Respect Life Program? The annual Respect Life Program is a year-round, nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life. Although sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Respect Life Program is essentially comprised of the efforts of leaders throughout the Church like you—parish priests, staff, and volunteers; teachers and school administrators; diocesan leaders; and so many others. The U.S. bishops produce these materials to assist you in your efforts.

Enter the Competition/Ingrese a la competencia: Entry Form. People of all ages are invited to compete in an open poetry contest. Sponsored by the Diocese of Laredo and the San Agustín Cathedral Campaign, the entries must relate to the contest theme, "San Agustín Cathedral" with a 200 maximum word count. All poems must be original work. Physical poetry submissions must be typed and submitted with an entry form.

WASHINGTON--Bishop James A. Tamayo joins in prayer, penance and action with his brother bishops and supports the following statement issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Administrative Committee: 

Turning to the Lord

"When each of us was ordained as a bishop, we were told: 'Keep watch over the whole flock in which the Holy Spirit has appointed you to shepherd the Church of God.'

The Pastoral Institute will be offering courses in the Fall 2018. Please take the time to pray and consider this opportunity that our Mother Church is giving us! You can Pay and Register on our Online Website, or the first day of class. The prices of the courses depends on the number of students enrolled. [10 Students=$35.00; 20 Students=$30.00; 30 Students= $20.00] Self Enrichment/ NO certification=  $15.00

As a Catholic bishop, I say, “I am sorry.” I sincerely express these three words with you. I regret the pain that so many are feeling throughout the Catholic Church in the United States with the abuse that surfaced in Pennsylvania. You, the faithful, are shaken by the scandal. I myself am saddened and troubled. This should have never happened.