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Ken Paxton Watch: Ken Paxton Takes on the Catholic ChurchThe Catholic Diocese of El Paso loaned out a run-down, two-story red brick building on the city’s East San Antonio Avenue, ten blocks from the border with Mexico, to a group of five young parishioners who felt moved that “the gospel calls us all to [serve] the poor.” In El Paso, that often means asylum seekers and migrants, so providing them with food and shelter became the mission of the group, which created a nongovernmental organization called Annunciation House. That was back in 1978, and in the decades since, Annunciation House quietly ministered to migrants without stirring controversy—until Tuesday. That’s when Attorney General Ken Paxton posted a tweet announcing a lawsuit against the NGO, declaring that such organizations “facilitate astonishing horrors including human smuggling” and decrying them as…

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