Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller’

Using migrants as political pawns ‘offends God’

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
using migrants ‘offends God’

Several US Catholic bishops slammed the actions of Republican politicians who have recently begun to ship migrants seeking refuge out of their states, saying using them as political pawns “offends God”. The bishops said these politicians are falsely telling the migrants that work, food and other benefits await them if they get on planes to Read more

Eleven funerals to take place at Uvalde’s Catholic church in coming weeks

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Eleven of the Uvalde shooting victims were parishioners at the city’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and their funerals will be held there over the next two and a half weeks. Although there will be 11 funerals, 12 lives will be commemorated and prayed for – Joe Garcia, the 50-year-old husband of Irma Garcia, one of Read more

US mass shootings the ‘most pressing life issue’

Monday, May 30th, 2022
US mass shootings

A Texas bishop has railed against the ease of access to guns in the US and says mass shootings are the ‘most pressing life issue.’ The comments of Bishop Daniel E Flores of Brownsville, Texas, follow the May 24 rampage that left at least 19 children and two of their elementary school teachers dead in Read more

Archbishop grants Catholics dispensation from fasting, abstinence on Ash Wednesday

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Due to the ongoing winter storm, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has granted Catholics a dispensation from fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday and says ashes will be allowed to be given at the end of masses through the weekend if parishioners don’t receive them Wednesday. Archdiocese officials said that many churches in the area Read more

Archbishop deletes tweets attacking Trump

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Texan archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller has deleted his tweets attacking President Donald Trump because they “were not focused on the issues but on an individual.” He had posted several tweets to Trump after Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas where 22 people were killed. Garcia-Siller was one of many people who, in the aftermath of Read more