Comments on Texas Medical Board rule changes

Pregnancy complications can be life threatening for both mother and baby and a life-limiting diagnosis of an unborn child is devastating. Some media and advocacy groups are exploiting tragic stories to expand so-called abortion rights. We will continue to advocate for the highest levels of authentic medical care and support for pregnant women, their unborn…

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St. Joseph’s intercession sought in upcoming Supreme Court decision

On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to make a major impact in the widespread accessibility of chemical abortion (abortion pills). Chemical abortions are now the most common form of abortion in the United States. The case is in response to the Food and…

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Texas bishops express gratitude for response to tragedy of Panhandle wildfires

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops opened their Spring meeting with a renewed expression of gratitude for all who are responding to wildfires in the state’s Panhandle, and prayers for those affected by the disaster.  For four weeks a series of deadly wildfires have caused suffering across the region, with loss of life…

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‘Great tragedy’ in Texas Panhandle calls for response

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops recognizes the great tragedy unfolding in the panhandle region of Texas and Oklahoma, and asks for prayers and support for all. “Our Catholic brothers and sisters are united with all who are suffering from the tragic wildfires,” said Bishop Patrick Zurek of the Amarillo Diocese, where the wildfires are…

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Texas bishops express support of “people of faith” serving on the border

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops provides the following statement: The Texas bishops join Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso in expressing solidarity with ministry volunteers and people of faith who seek only to serve vulnerable migrants as our nation and state continue to pursue failed migration and border security policies. We recognize migrant ministry…

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2024 Teachers of the Year

Gracie Cantu Alanna Heyl Teachers of the Year show lifelong dedication to teaching Mrs. Gracie Cantu, who teaches at Sacred Heart School in Rockport, and Mrs. Alanna Heyl, theology teacher at St. Dominic Salvo High School in Austin, are the 2024 Texas Catholic Conference Bishops’ Elementary Teacher of the Year and High School Teacher of…

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Bishops celebrate court’s affirmation of EMTALA protection of unborn

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB)  celebrates the decision on Jan. 2, 2024, by the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the permanent injunction of a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance issued last summer. In its decision in State of Texas v. Becerra, the court held that the Emergency…

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Response to migration legislation

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops continue to uphold church teaching regarding migration. Most recently, in a letter to the Texas Attorney General in addressing the question of “whether Texas has the sovereign power to defend itself,” the bishops said “they reaffirm their commitment to continue the Church’s ministries of outreach and education, and to…

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Statement on Texas Supreme Court’s Cox ruling

Jennifer Carr Allmon, the executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Kate Cox, who has challenged Texas’ ban on abortions. The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Kate Cox, a pregnant woman who challenged the abortion…

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