A math teacher in an Austin-area Catholic high school and a fifth grade teacher in El Paso have been recognized as the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops 2020 HIgh School Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops recognizes Katie Artzt as the 2020 High School…

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In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon discusses the dangers of payday lending…. Education Department wraps up fall accreditation… An update on the capital punishment case of Rodney Reed … A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director As we enjoy our Thanksgiving leftovers, we are also being bombarded with…

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In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon discusses how Catholics can help bring civility to our political discourse…. Congratulations to three of our dioceses on their work to promote priestly vocations!… Adoption Awareness Month resources… Our Public Policy Outreach Coordinator visits Corpus Christi… and more… A Message from Jennifer…

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In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon reviews Respect Life Month…. School accreditation visits begin… Comment letter regarding proposed SNAP rule changes… News from the Archives… and more… A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director October is Respect Life Month for the Catholic Church in the United States and…

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The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) applauds Sen. Bryan Hughes’ wise acceptance of Sen. Eddie Lucio’s amendment to SB 2089. As Sen. Hughes said with this amendment, SB 2089 is now a better piece of legislation and will ensure appropriate care for Texans facing important end-of-life decisions. The improved engrossed SB 2089 now protects…

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Testimony by Rachana Chhin The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops support HB 874. This bill prevents criminal changes or threats of criminal charges for payday or auto-title loan defaults. The TCCB supports this bill to ensure that consumers who default on usurious loans are not faced with criminal charges. St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic…

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Testimony by Rachana Chhin The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops support HB 2266, which would repeal SB 4, passed in 2017, which was an “anti-sanctuary cities” law that required compliance with ICE detainers, preempted local law enforcement policies, and seeks to remove police chiefs who do not cooperate. We support HB 2266 to end the…

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