Archbishop Says Sign Language Helps in Connecting With Faithful in Crisis

Celebrating a Mass for the Uvalde, Texas community on the first night after the Robb Elementary School shooting, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller called the children in attendance to the front of the church to speak with them directly, but didn’t receive any feedback.

Hope and Prayers For A ‘Very Joyful’ School Year in Uvalde, Texas

When it was time for the homily at an August 15 Mass to open the school year for Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller abandoned his prepared talk and instead had the students stand so he could speak to them directly. 

San Antonio Archbishop: Migrants Are Often Abandoned, Stripped of Identity

In many ways, Archbishop García-Siller echoes Pope Francis, who has called out the “indiscriminate trafficking of weapons” and those who treat migrants as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity” following tragedies such as mass shootings and the large-scale death of migrants.

San Antonio Archbishop Says Exploitation of Poor, Migrants Is ‘Carnage’

San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in a recent homily railed on smugglers as well as the injustices toward immigrants, referring to the June 27 deaths of 53 people in a sweltering cargo section of an abandoned semitruck near San Antonio as they were being smuggled into the country.

Church Leaders: Promote Culture Of Life to End Gun Violence

Lamenting a “culture of death” that exists in the U.S. after three mass shootings in less than a month, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio on June 8 spoke of the need for Catholics to be leaders in reinvigorating a culture of life.

Uvalde Turns to Faith to Begin to Heal From Shooting

Towards the end of a May 26 Mass to honor slain Robb Elementary School teacher Irma Garcia and her husband Joe, who suffered a heart attack that morning, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio presented their children a bouquet of roses, at one point leading the church in a collective “we love you.”