Serving the Church in Texas

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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TCCB priorities included in special session agenda for Texas Legislature

Gov. Abbott’s agenda addresses 20 items, including pro-life issues and parental choice AUSTIN — Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s issues to be addressed in the one-month special session include many of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops’ priorities, especially pro-life legislation and parental choice for special needs students. The Governor mandated the special session’s first priority…

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Texas bishops affirm opportunity for Catholics to engage in foster care system

Passage of House bill 3859, authored by Rep. James Frank and Sen. Charles Perry, provides conscience protection for organizations and individuals wishing to serve in Texas’ foster care system AUSTIN — The Texas Legislature has passed a bill providing people motivated by their religious beliefs the freedom to serve children in Texas’ foster care system.…

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Catholic Charities welcome passage of House bill 3859

Bill authored by Rep. James Frank provides conscience protection for organizations and individuals wishing to serve in Texas’ foster care system AUSTIN — Catholic organizations in Texas welcomed the progress of a bill providing people motivated by their religious beliefs the freedom to serve children in Texas’ foster care system. House bill 3859, authored by…

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Bishops call on Gov. Abbott to veto SB 4

“Anti-sanctuary cities” law will have negative impact on Texans AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued the following statement, calling for Governor Greg Abbott to veto Senate Bill 4: The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops is disappointed with the 85th Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 4.  As passed, the bill does…

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El Paso job opening for high school principal

If you are an experienced educator who would like to work at an all boys high school, we would like to hear from you.  Cathedral High School is a Catholic Lasallian college preparatory conducted in the three-century old Lasallian tradition begun by Saint John Baptist De Lasalle to give a human and Christian education to…

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HB 2008: requires payday lenders to comply with federal military lending regs

Jennifer Allmon Executive Director The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops support HB 2008. This bill requires that payday and auto-title lenders comply with the federal military lending act. The TCCB supports this bill to prevent predatory loans to active duty military. The Texas Catholic Bishops first became concerned about the harmful effects of payday and…

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