Serving the Church in Texas

Call for solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead. MORE

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Archbishop Garcia-Siller, MSpS, statement on Hurricane Harvey

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of the dioceses of Corpus Christi and Victoria, as well as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as they cope with the damaging effects of Hurricane Harvey. The people of San Antonio have opened their arms to welcome evacuees of this historic hurricane, and Catholic Charities of the archdiocese…

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Brownsville bishop offers support for hurricane victims

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville has issued the following statement: We continue to pray for everyone affected by the hurricane and those who are at risk as the storms continue. Our diocese will be taking a second collection at our local churches. Pastors may take up this collection as soon as this weekend. We will…

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo statement on Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend. The powerful winds and considerable rainfall from this storm are impacting many lives and homes throughout the region.   The southern counties of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston have already suffered substantial property damage and losses. Numerous homes in these communities are currently without power.…

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Job opening: Public Policy Outreach Coordinator

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops is seeking applications for the position of Public Policy Outreach Coordinator. Inquiries should email resumes to info@txcatholic.org. The Public Policy Outreach Coordinator assists the Executive Director and Associate Director of Public Policy in the public policy analysis and outreach of the TCCB. This is a full-time position located in Austin…

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From the Archives: Remembering Governor Mark White

Mark White, who served as Texas Governor from 1983 to 1987, died August 5, 2017 at the age of 77.  In this photograph, taken while White was Governor, he is with George Solana, the Director of Education of the Texas Catholic Conference (today known as the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops).  Mr.  Solana is on the right of…

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Establishing education opportunity through SB 2 / HB 253

The TCCB supports parental choice and we applaud Senator Taylor and Representative Simmons for honoring a parents’ right to choose the best education for their children. Their bills, SB 2 and HB 253, both recognize that parents are the primary educators of a child, and provide opportunities for special education children who have the greatest…

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Bishops express sympathy for trafficking victims found in San Antonio

The Catholic Bishops of Texas join Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, in offering their sincerest condolences to the families of the migrants who were tragically killed as human smuggling or trafficking victims from heat exhaustion and suffocation in San Antonio overnight. In addition to prayers for the repose of those souls, the bishops also offer prayers for healing for…

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