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Chaplain raises awareness of problems with immigration family detention

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After a two-month stint as a chaplain at a new detention center for immigrant families in Dilley, Texas, Mercy Sister Kathleen Erickson came away impressed with elements of the operation, but keenly aware of a more subtle undercurrent.

Diocese announces new priestly and religious assignments, Catholic school name change

Bishop Michael F. Olson announces the following assignments, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Announcements will be made at the parishes with clergy changes. The diocese also issued a decree changing the name of Holy Cross Catholic School to St. Martin de Porres Catholic School. 

Br. Andrew Sanchez, of Good Shepherd Parish in Colleyville, received as novice of TOR Franciscans

On May 29, Brother Andrew Joseph Sanchez of Grapevine was received as a Novice of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In a ceremony held during Evening Prayer at St. Francis Friary at Mount Assisi, Loretto, Pennsylvania, Br. Andrew was given the Franciscan Habit of Probation.