On Vice President Kamala Harris’ first trip to the Southern border, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso emphasized to her the importance of seeing first-hand the border and the countries migrants are fleeing to properly address the burgeoning immigration crisis.
Vice President Harris to Meet With Catholic Leaders on First Southern Border Trip
Vice President Kamala Harris took off on Air Force 2 Friday morning headed to El Paso, Texas, where she plans to meet with Catholic leaders on the immigration crisis at the southern border.
El Paso Bishop Tests Positive for COVID-19, Quarantines Self
Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso is self-quarantining at his home after a test taken Oct. 3 indicated he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Border Mass a Reminder ‘We Are Called to Live in Communion’
While immigration remains a political flashpoint in the United States, Catholic Church leaders continue their efforts to stand with migrants in the face of opposition and will once more come together on both sides of the border with a Mass this weekend.
El Paso Bishop Calls Out Racism But Urges Accused Shooter’s Life be Spared
It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Catholic Leaders Condemn Mass Shooting in West Texas
A mass shooting in West Texas shows a “contempt for human life,” according to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.
‘So Many Funerals,’ Says El Paso Priest Who Comforted Grieving Kin
Father Fabian Marquez was the right priest at a very wrong time.He was among several priests in El Paso, Texas, summoned to help out where they could in the hours following the brazen Aug. 3 assault at a Walmart store in the Texas border town that left 22 dead and dozens of others wounded.
Fearing Threat, Pittsburgh Church Cancels Summertime Parish Festival
A church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Aug. 13 it was canceling a popular summer event, its parish festival, after receiving what it called “a disturbing message.”
Why the Pope Probably Wasn’t Trolling Trump on Populism
I got a call Saturday to come on air from my friends at CNN, where I serve as senior Vatican analyst. The producers wanted me to join a morning news program, following a recent interview with Pope Francis in which he compared populist rhetoric about “us” and “we” to the kind of talk associated with the Nazis.
Pope Francis in Sorrow After the Two Massacres
Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders in expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.