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Mexican Consul General visits Bishop Thomas

On Thursday, April 29, the Honorable Julian Escutia Rodriguez, Consul of Mexico in Las Vegas, Nevada visited Bishop Thomas and his staff at the Catholic Center for a moment of introductions. Bishop Thomas and Consul Escutia shared their hopes for varied opportunities of collaboration.

Consul Escutia Rodriguez is a career diplomat who has served at Embassies of Mexico in the United States and New Zealand. Licensed in international relations and public policy, he has also served as Director of Protection of Mexicans in the Exterior and as Coordinator of the Subsecretariat for North America.

Consul Escutia expressed an eagerness to help many of our parishioners in our diocesan parishes with their immigration questions and concerns. These consular services include passports and visas, as well as domestic violence, refugee and humanitarian issues.

The Mexican Consulate, during this time of pandemic, recently hosted a Vacuna-ton as a means of encouraging the Mexican-American community and the community at large to receive their vaccines.
In cooperation with Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District, select parishes in our diocese may also host vaccine clinics, in an effort to reach out to the underserved within our Catholic community.

Consul Escutia and his family are happy to make Southern Nevada their adopted home. Educated by the Marist Fathers and Brothers in Mexico City and in San Luis Potosi, Escutia hopes to visit our parishes and get to know our priests and faithful.

Following this fruitful meeting and exchange, Bishop Thomas and Consul Escutia gathered before the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Catholic Center, invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who, in this miraculous image, is revered as Queen of Mexico and Empress of America.

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Bishop Thomas extends Dispensation from Obligation
to attend Mass until May 30, 2021

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 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Monsignor Gregory W. Gordon

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March 23, 2021
Bishop George Leo Thomas’ Statement on Violence and Discrimination Against the Asian Community
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 Bishop Thomas' 2021 CSA Reflection

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Bishop Vaccinated

 Bishop Thomas receives first dose of COVID Vaccine on January 21, 2021.

Bishop Thomas receives second dose of COVID Vaccine on February 15, 2021.

Bishop Thomas Receives Claver Prayer

On January 8, 2021, Grand Lady Pam Hunter of the Knights of Peter Claver, along with her grandson, Elijah Hunter, Western States Junior Conference President, presented Bishop George Leo Thomas, Ph.D. with The Claver Prayer. The Knights of Peter Claver were founded on November 7, 1909 in Mobile, Alabama, consisting of seven founders – four Josephite priests and three laymen, all of whom served in Diocese of Mobile, Alabama.

The Claver Prayer was written by Brother Christopher Kiefer of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1984. Brother Kiefer, at the time, was Grand Knight of Saints Peter & Paul Council No. 191. The Claver Payer was adopted by the 1984 National Convention in New Orleans. Thank you, Knights of Peter Claver, for your continued support. Special gratitude and New Year’s blessings to all the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver.

December 21, 2020 
The Following is the Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of the use of some anti-Covid-19 vaccines
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December 21, 2020  –  By USCCB Public Affairs Office
Traduzione in lingua spagnola Nota sobre la moralidad del uso de algunas vacunas contra la Covid-19
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Catholic Conference News

The Diocese of Las Vegas, in conjunction with local Catholic Health Care Ministry and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, shares with you this recent statement of the California Catholic Conference with regard to COVID-19 vaccinations.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops chairs of the Committee on Doctrine and the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, as well as the Catholic Health Association together with respected moral theologians, have found early Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates to be morally acceptable from a Catholic perspective.

We offer this information to the faithful of the Diocese in our commitment to provide regular and accurate information to parishioners and the community in support of morally acceptable, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccines.
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The McCarrick Report: A Tragic Chapter, A Full Accounting
Two years after Pope Francis called for a full accounting of how Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through church ranks and promised to make the report public, the McCarrick Report, issued Nov. 10, is a devastating portrait of personal deception and institutional blindness, of opportunities missed and faith shattered.

At the same time, it is also the story of an unparalleled effort at transparency, revealing a church that is committed to the accountability of its leaders at all levels. Today and in the week ahead, Catholic News Service is examining all aspects of the report. It is also reminding readers of the vulnerability of victims who will suffer further pain as incidents of abuse are brought to light.

Bishop Thomas’ Reflection on Pope Francis’ “Civil Unions” Statement
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Vatican conference examines ways to improve health worldwide

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Although sponsored by a church derided by some that it "thinks in terms of centuries," the pace of ideas introduced during just 90 minutes of the Vatican's May 6-8 international health care conference, "Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul -- How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health," was breathtaking by any standard.

Speakers listed lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic and past recent global health crises and offered suggestions on how to lower the cost of lifesaving medications. Read more.

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