- Sep 19, 2020
A 90-year-old statue in El Paso’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral was destroyed by a vandal on Tuesday morning.
The people of El Paso, Texas, did the best they could, under extraordinary circumstances, to remember the 23 lives taken after the bloody event that summer day a year ago.
Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso announced the formation of a commission to examine ways that may lead to the eradication of the hate that prompted the attack taking the lives of the 23 El Pasoans and wounding another 25 victims.
EL PASO, Texas — Father Michael Lewis peered through the glass walls of the ICU, clutching his prayer book. “It’s COVID-19,” said the nurse on duty at University Medical Center. “You really shouldn’t go in there.” He paused. It was the early days of the pandemic that has robbed the
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, became the first Catholic bishop to take a knee in solidarity with African Americans. He was surrounded by priests from his diocese who also kneeled with him and holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign.
In mid-March, bishops worldwide were forced to change the way they operated their dioceses practically overnight as civil authorities put in place restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus.