Every Catholic bishop in Texas is opposed to Gov. Greg Abbott's refusal to accept refugees in a federal resettlement program this year. The 16 prelates issued a joint statement on Friday calling Abbott's decision "misguided." The statement says in part that Catholics such as Abbott have a duty "to welcome the stranger and care for the alien." Texas is home to more than eight-million Catholics, making up almost 30-percent of the state's population.
Photo: Asylum seekers receive bottled water at an immigrant camp on December 09, 2019 in Brownsville, Texas. (Getty Images)