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USCCB PRESIDENT AND BISHOP CHAIRMEN URGE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO DEFER DEPORTATION OF REFUGEES WHO HAVE ESCAPED RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION 
 
WASHINGTON — The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as well as the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, urging him to defer deportation of those persons to Iraq, particularly Christians and Chaldean Catholics, who pose no threat to U.S. public safety.

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The Office of Catholic Schools is pleased to announce that Deacon Glenn Viau has been named as the interim principal for St. Louis Catholic School for the 2017-2018 school year.  He will begin his term on Monday, July 17, and conclude upon the installation of a new principal.  Deacon Viau currently serves as Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.  A native of New Orleans, Deacon Viau was ordained as a deacon on June 9, 2000 by Bishop Jude Speyrer.

Read more: Deacon Glenn Viau Named Interim Principal at St. Louis