Archbishop Emeritus Patricio Flores of San Antonio dies

Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, 87, fourth archbishop of San Antonio who was the first Mexican-American elevated to the hierarchy in the Catholic Church in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio. He had previously been briefly hospitalized at Baptist Medical Center. Prior to the …

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Texas bishops developing alternative burial options for aborted children

AUSTIN — Catholic cemeteries are stepping forward, working with the Catholic bishops in Texas, in response to ongoing efforts to provide a proper burial for children lost to abortion. New state regulations issued by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a healthcare …

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