Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Bishops commend court for stay of execution of mentally ill man Comments 0

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Catholic bishops in Texas, USA, thanked a federal appeals court for issuing a stay of execution for a mentally ill inmate. Scott Panetti was due to be executed just hours before the stay. “The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops today expressed appreciation to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for granting a stay of execution Read more

Unaccompanied child immigrants Comments 0

Friday, July 4th, 2014

On Christmas Eve, 1991, I was preparing to celebrate Mass. I was at Casa Romero, a hospitality center for refugees set up by the Diocese of Brownsville in response to a massive number of Central Americans fleeing violence by heading north to the USA. Because I had some time before we were supposed to start Read more