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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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Help save Juan Castillo’s Life!

  Juan Castillo is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, May 16 by the State of Texas. Join our Texas bishops, fellow parishioners, Catholic Mobilizing Network and hundreds of people of goodwill in raising our voices to save a life! Help by clicking here to send a letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles asking…

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Job opening: Fort Worth Catholic Charities Parish Relations Director

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is seeking a Parish Relations Director for its Fort Worth, Texas office. What will you be doing? Engage Faith Communities You will engage Catholic and non-Catholic churches partners in the mission of CCFW through individualized relationships. This includes clergy, leadership, and key volunteers at CCFW events, supporting services, and being and ambassador…

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Los obispos cuestionan la detención de una niña con parálisis cerebral

La aplicación de las leyes de inmigración debe ser compasiva, enfocarse en los delincuentes, no en pacientes que esperan cirugía AUSTIN – El caso de una niña de 10 años, indocumentada, que fue detenida por agentes federales en su camino a una cirugía de emergencia, resalta la necesidad de aclarar las responsabilidades respecto de la…

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Catholic Church taking national collection for storm assistance

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asked bishops across the country to consider a special collection to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey along the Gulf Coast. He suggested in an Aug. 28 letter to bishops that the collection be taken during Masses…

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Foster care children win with Governor’s signing of HB 3859

Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 3859 into law today, allowing people and institutions with sincerely held religious beliefs the opportunity to serve children in the foster care system without violating their consciences. “We are very grateful to Governor Abbott  for signing HB 3859, and for all of the hard work of Rep. James Frank and…

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HB 741: protects consumers of payday and auto title loans

Michael Barba The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops supports HB 741. HB 741 establishes that a credit services organization (CSO)[1] may not: extend credit to a consumer, or offer advice or assistance to a consumer unless they first evaluate the consumer’s ability to repay the extended credit alongside all other known obligations. We applaud Rep.…

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Church&State 2.10.2017

Join us for these week's Church&State report!Posted by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops on Friday, February 10, 2017

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Legislative highlights: Justice for Immigrants

National Migration Week, which has been observed for more than a quarter of a century, carries renewed importance this year. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Archbishop José H. Gomez, president and vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered these thoughts in their message: “Migration is, more than anything, an act of great hope.…

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Novena for life begins Jan. 21

A modern adaptation of an ancient Catholic prayer allows people to prepare spiritually for the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe v. Wade. The nine day prayer, titled “9 Days for Life,” is organized by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day falls…

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