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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Texas Catholic Voice Jan. 31, 2024

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Updates on efforts to stop abortion … Congratulations to our teachers of the year! … Pope Francis’ intention for February for terminally ill … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Happy New Year, TCV readers! We hope you had a joyful and peaceful Christmas.…

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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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Texas Catholic Voice Dec. 18, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Blessings for Advent! … Parental choice to return another day … Challenges to abortion ban … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Parental Choice in Education The fourth special session adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday, Dec. 5, without advancing any legislation that would provide…

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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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Job Opening: Staff Attorney

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops is seeking applications for the position of Staff Attorney. Inquiries should email resumes and a writing sample related to something on the legislative agenda of the TCCB to info@txcatholic.org. Writing sample examples include a portion of an amicus brief, legislative testimony, public comment on a rule, or analysis of bill.…

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Texas Catholic Voice Nov. 20, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Difficult week at the Capitol … Rest in peace, David Renteria … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director These past few days have been a challenging time at the Legislature.   Last Tuesday the House passed SB 4, sending it to the governor’s desk.…

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