New center shows church's ongoing commitment to immigrants, says bishop

Rio Grande Valley Respite Center: Blessing the ground for a new respite center in McAllen is a sign of the Catholic Church's commitment to be available and helpful to immigrant families, who "are enduring many, many tragic situations in their lives," said Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores.

Halloween costumes that mock religious figures called disrespectful

Every October, many look forward to Halloween -- the trick-or-treating, the parties and especially the costumes. Every Halloween, however, many also mock religious figures with their costume choices.

Undocumented students face challenges, fears

PENITAS, TEXAS -- On class days, Grecia's mother drives Aranet and Grecia 23 miles from their homes in Penitas to South Texas College in McAllen, dropping them off on her way to work in Hidalgo.

Grecia's mom is always mindful of the speed limit, knowing that a routine traffic stop could spell big trouble for the three of them. They are all undocumented immigrants.