Texas bishops grateful for overturn of Roe v Wade

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding Dobbs v Jackson: We celebrate with grateful hearts the historic decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade. The state of Texas will again have the ability…

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Bishops mourn Uvalde victims of school shooting

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the killings at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24: The bishops of Texas mourn for the community of Uvalde and join Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in asking God to have mercy on our children, families, and communities. We pray for…

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Public comment response to Rep. Matt Krause request

Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, has written Attorney General Ken Paxton in response to an inquiry filed by Rep. Matt Krause. On behalf of the bishops of Texas, Allmon responds to Rep. Krause’s question of “Whether the federal government has failed to uphold its obligations to protect Texas…

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Texas bishops thankful Melissa Lucio’s execution is stayed

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops thank and commend the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for intervening at this late hour to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a grandmother, who was scheduled for execution on April 27. Their full statement follows: Since her imprisonment 14 years ago…

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Texas bishops find execution of 78-year-old ‘an act of vengeance’

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the execution of Carl Buntion on April 21: Carl Buntion, 78, was one of the oldest death row residents. Having spent almost half of his life in the harsh conditions of Texas’ prisons, he was an elderly, infirm man suffering from multiple chronic health…

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Texas bishops affirm US Supreme Court ruling in Ramirez v. Collier

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, representing the 21 active bishops in the state, were relieved to hear the news of the March 23 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to grant John Ramirez’ request to have his pastor audibly pray and lay hands on him as the State of…

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Texas bishops offer solidarity to Ukraine

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the war on Ukraine: “We reaffirm the words of Pope Francis, who has been unceasing in his appeal to stop the war on Ukraine. It is a ‘senseless massacre where every day there is a repetition of slaughter and atrocities. There is…

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Texas bishops pray for those affected by wildfires

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops expressed gratitude for all who are responding to wildfires in the state, and prayers for those affected by the disaster. As of March 20, more than 62,000 acres in the state are ablaze, from Spring to just west of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The largest fire,…

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Texas bishops call for mercy for mother facing execution

Melissa Lucio and her family deserve a review of her conviction AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops are asking the State of Texas to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14, and a grandmother, who is sentenced to die April 27. Melissa Lucio at court in 2008 in Brownsville, Texas.…

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