Bishop's Corner

Bishop Emeritus Placido Rodriguez's
Pastoral Letters, Messages, and Endorsements

SCOTUS decision on two individuals of the same sex to legally marry
The Official Statement of Bishop Plácido on the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding the legal rights of two individuals of the same sex to marry in the United States of America. 

Family Beyond Borders / Familia Mas Alla De las Fronteras
From the perspective of the Church, the aspect of immigration reform most urgently needed involves the formulation of a legal framework that helps keep families together. The life and dignity of every human person, our fundamental principle of Catholic social teaching, is lived within the family. All children need their parents. Parents are to protect and nurture their children, and yet deported parents are prevented from living this fundamental vocation…We urge you to join us—along with Pope Francis, the USCCB, the Bishops of Mexico and Central America, and the people of good will everywhere—to engage in dialogue, advocacy, and action to protect the rights of immigrants and to help keep families together.

Bishop Placido Rodriguez, CMF, expresses his gratitude
to all who have expressed condolences on the occasion of the death of his brother, Deacon Simón Rodríguez Rosiles, who went to the Lord on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the age of 84. 

Bishop Rodriguez joins US-Mexican Border Bishops in call for Immigration Reform

Most Rev. Placido Rodriguez, CMF, Bishop of Lubbock, joined several bishops of the Dioceses and Archdioceses from the border regions of Mexico, Texas and Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico September 7 and 8 in El Paso, Texas, to prepare a pastoral letter on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Day of Prayer and Penance for Peace in the Middle East - Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, Bishop of Lubbock, joins Pope Francis in a call for prayer for peace in Syria, in the Middle East and throughout the whole world.

Bishop Plaido Rodriguez, CMF, in full consultation with the Diocesan Priests’ and Deacons’ Personnel Board, and with full accord with the Canonical dispositions, announces Diocesan Pastoral Appointments effective July 1, 2013.

Habemus Papam! Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis. He is the first non-European, first South American, and first Jesuit to ever to be elected Pope.

Bishop’s Statement on Affordable Care Act Decision – Bishop Plácido Rodríguez’s, statement regarding the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on the Affordable Care Act. 

Bishop’s Statement on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling  – Bishop Plácido Rodríguez’s, letter regarding the SCOTUS decision concerning immigrants and undocumented persons to the United States.

Hispanic/Latino Bishops Letter to Immigrants – US Bishops Letter concerning immigrants and undocumented persons to the United States.

Carta de Los Obispos Hispanos/Latinos a Los Inmigrantes – Carta de Obispos de EE.UU. sobre los inmigrantes y personas indocumentadas a Estados Unidos.

New Words, Deeper Meaning, Same Mass - Bishop Placido Rodriguez's Pastoral Letter on the New Roman Missal. This Advent, the church in the United States will receive a new edition of the Roman Missal which contains the prayers we use for the Mass. This is the third edition of the Missal since it was revised after the Second Vatican Council and includes a new translation as well as some new prayers and Mass settings.

US Nuncio, Archbishop Sambi's Death - Bishop Rodriguez's statement on the death of Archbishop Pietro Sambi.

Escuela Católica - Mons. Plácido Rodríguez invito a los padres de familia a motivarlos y se preocupen por la educación católica de sus hijos. Este es el momento oportuno de considerar e invertir en la educación católica de sus hijos.

Catholic School - Bishop Placido Rodriguez invites the parents to motivate and care about Catholic education for
your children. Parents have the responsibility as Christians and Catholics, and the Catholic school is the best resource to meet this moral obligation.

Cohabitation: We have three groups of people who are living contrary to the Gospel teaching on marriage: those who cohabit; those who have a merely civil union; and those who have a civil union who were married before. Bishop Placido Rodriguez endorses Archbishop Michael Sheen's Letter on cohabitation.

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