Texas Catholic Voice November 2021

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: New curriculum regarding human sexuality… Two Texas bishops chairing USCCB committees… Pray for Dobbs … And more! … A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director In this season of Advent, a time of patient seeking and active waiting, I am reminded of the need to continue to…

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Texas Catholic Voice June 2021

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Our report on the results of the 87th Legislature TCCB ED announces new associate dir. of accreditation And more! … A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director As promised at the end of session, we have compiled a full report of the results of our advocacy at…

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Year of St. Joseph graphics

Pope Francis declared a Year of St. Joseph for 2021. May, which is recognized as National Foster Care Month, is a wonderful time to promote the church’s St. Joseph Ministry, which builds a community around foster care families. Please consider using these graphics to promote this ministry. More information can be found at txcatholic.org/stjosephministry/.  

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TCCB Testimony on SBOE K-12 Health TEKS

Yesterday, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) held a hearing on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for health education. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops submitted written testimony AGAINST the proposed sex-ed curriculum due to a number of concerns, including how it diminishes local control of education in violation of Texas Education…

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TCCB Comment Letter Regarding Proposed SNAP Rule Changes

The TCCB recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding proposed rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The TCCB called upon the USDA to withdraw the rule changes affecting categorical eligibility or grant a demonstration waiver for state flexibility related to clients in innovative programs on the path to…

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How you can help: Immigrants & Refugees

Upon request from Catholics across the state, the TCCB created a new resource page where you can find links to helpful ministry resources in Texas. The first item that we have created a page for is “Immigrants and Refugees.” You can find that link here or under “Pastoral Resources” –> “How You Can Help” in…

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Let doctors practice medicine, not abortion!

From USCCB Pro-Life Action Alerts:  Do you think that doctors should be forced to perform abortions or “gender transition” procedures against their beliefs? Or that taxpayers should be forced to pay for them? If the answer is NO, please send a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services today! A little background: In…

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Sine Die Report for the 86th Legislature

Sine Die Report on Priority Bills in the 86th Legislative Session Educate: Throughout the 2019 session, we educated and mobilized the laity to take an active role in supporting the bishops’ agenda. Specifically, we have published online briefs—available here—of the topics on our legislative agenda to explain Church teaching and how to improve state law.…

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Cardinal DiNardo leads delegation to border, holds press conference

WASHINGTON—On Monday, July 2, a delegation of bishops led by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, plan to meet with U.S. government officials and members of the Catholic community as part of a full day of visits with a focus on family unity. Immediately following the engagements, the bishops…

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Selena Aleman appointed Archivist for the Catholic Archives of Texas

AUSTIN – Selena Aleman has been appointed archivist for the Catholic Archives of Texas, Executive Director Jennifer Allmon announced today. She will begin her full-time position on June 1. “Selena Aleman will bring the Catholic Archives of Texas into the era of digital archives, using her already extensive experience,” Allmon said. “We welcome her to…

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