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Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, regarding the deaths of 53 people from human smuggling or trafficking in San Antonio

We pray for the souls of the 53 people who died in such a cruel, inhuman manner on June 27, and also keep in prayer the 11 survivors – adults and children – as well as their families and all of the first responders who assisted and saved lives and must now carry with them the memories of this scene of carnage. I urge all in the archdiocese to unite in solidarity, as these brothers and sisters are members of our family. We also ask the Lord for mercy and understanding in this time of trial and suffering, still remembering our beloved in Uvalde. Give us the strength Lord to do your will. Help us O God.

Declaración del Arzobispo Gustavo García Siller, MSpS, sobre la muerte de 53 personas debido a tráfico o trata de personas en San Antonio

Oramos por las almas de las 53 personas que murieron de manera cruel e inhumana a Junio 27, y también nos mantenemos en oración por los 11 sobrevivientes, adultos y niños, así como por sus familias y por todos los socorristas que ayudaron y salvaron vidas, y que ahora deben llevar consigo los recuerdos de esta escena de matanza. Exhorto a todos en la Arquidiócesis a unirse en solidaridad, ya que estos hermanos y hermanas son miembros de nuestra familia. Pidamos también al Señor misericordia y comprensión en este tiempo de prueba y sufrimiento, recordando aún a nuestro amados hermanos en Uvalde. Danos la fuerza, Señor, para hacer tu voluntad. Ayúdanos, oh Dios.


Archbishop Gustavo statement about deaths of 50+ people

We pray for the souls of the 50+ people who died in such a cruel, inhuman manner last night, and also keep in prayer the 12 survivors – adults and children – as well as their families and all of the first responders who assisted and saved lives and must now carry with them the memories of this scene of carnage. I urge all in the archdiocese to unite in solidarity, as these brothers and sisters are members of our family. We also ask the Lord for mercy and understanding in this time of trial and suffering, still remembering our beloved in Uvalde. Give us the strength Lord to do your will. Help us O God.

Declaración del Arzobispo Gustavo sobre la muerte de 50+ personas 

Oramos por las almas de las 50+ personas que murieron de manera cruel e inhumana anoche, y también nos mantenemos en oración por los 12 sobrevivientes, adultos y niños, así como por sus familias y por todos los socorristas que ayudaron y salvaron vidas, y que ahora deben llevar consigo los recuerdos de esta escena de matanza. Exhorto a todos en la Arquidiócesis a unirse en solidaridad, ya que estos hermanos y hermanas son miembros de nuestra familia. Pidamos también al Señor misericordia y comprensión en este tiempo de prueba y sufrimiento, recordando aún a nuestro amados hermanos en Uvalde. Danos la fuerza, Señor, para hacer tu voluntad. Ayúdanos, oh Dios.


Called to serve moms in need after the U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs ruling

“I am truly heartened and overjoyed by today’s historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court”, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., said on Friday, July 24th after learning about the Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade (watch full statement here).

As witnesses and actors in this historic event, we are now called to double down on our personal and institutional commitment as Catholics to provide compassionate, tangible support to pregnant and parenting mothers, and fathers in need. To assist you in this crucial endeavor, below you will find a series of useful resources for pregnant and parenting mothers, fathers, and families in need of support.


Texas Bishops Grateful for Overturn of Roe v. Wade

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement June 24 on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding Dobbs v Jackson:

We celebrate with grateful hearts the historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade. The state of Texas will again have the ability to protect and defend children in the womb at all stages. We are grateful the Texas Legislature and Governor Greg Abbott have already passed a law prohibiting elective abortion, which will become effective 30 days after the final ruling is issued.

We pledge to redouble our efforts to work with Texas legislators and all others of good will to reinforce current support systems for pregnant mothers with insufficient support, their families, and children in need of adoption or foster care.

This decision ends a very dark chapter in American history, and is the fruit of the prayers, sacrifices, and advocacy of countless Americans from every walk of life. We share their joy and are grateful to them.

This decision begins a new chapter of light in American history with the end of legal elective abortion in Texas. It requires that we become intentionally more aware of the needs of pregnant mothers and fathers of the unborn in our own parishes and communities by listening to them, seeking understanding, and helping them obtain the necessities of life for themselves and their children. May we continue to lovingly support mothers and fathers in welcoming and caring for God’s gift of life.

There are several initiatives in which volunteers can participate and through which mothers and fathers can seek support. These include Walking with Moms in Need, the Texas Pregnancy Care Network, Catholic Charities, diocesan pro-life programs and many parish-based services, such as St. Vincent de Paul Society. For more information, contact your local Catholic parish.

The Texas Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops includes 21 active bishops, who lead approximately 8.5 million Catholics in Texas, 30 percent of the state’s population.



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