- Dec 9, 2019
The Diocese of Brownsville and a group of interfaith leaders in the Rio Grande Valley have introduced a “parish identification strategy” to provided members of parishes in the diocese a way to identify themselves to local law enforcement regardless of their legal status.
Catholic bishops from both sides of the border near McAllen, Texas, issued a joint statement expressing condolences to the families of migrant children and parents who recently drowned trying to cross the river into the United States.
The bodies of a young father and his toddler are expected to be returned to El Salvador in late June for burial, days after they were swept up by a current in the Rio Grande River during an attempted border crossing into the United States.
While the sex abuse crisis consumed the June meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, prelates who work on the border, such as Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, have been facing a different crisis also involving children.
Rumors suggest Pope Francis may stage a consistory in June, prompting the question of if he’ll name a new American cardinal, and, if so, whom.
A judge in Texas ruled Feb. 6 that the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, must allow federal officials to survey some of its property for possible construction of a border wall on it.