Serving the Church in Texas

Bishops criticize ACLU for pressuring facilitation of abortion; praise government officials for defense of unborn

Forcing government and immigration service providers to facilitate abortions will diminish services for immigrants AUSTIN – The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops (TCCB) praises U.S. and Texas government officials for their defense of life in a recent case involving an unaccompanied pregnant minor in immigration custody in Brownsville, Texas, and criticizes the American Civil Liberties…

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Bishops plea for stay of execution for Robert Pruett

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has written both Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardon and Parole to stay the execution of Robert Pruett, scheduled for this evening. The scheduled execution comes only a day after Pope Francis explicitly stated the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel.”

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CFPB rules will aid vulnerable Texas borrowers

Federal agency takes significant step to counter payday and auto title loans. AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has worked for years to assist borrowers trapped in the cycle of debt that payday and auto-title loans create. The establishment of rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) marks an important step…

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Texas bishops support fair treatment of churches for FEMA aid

Discriminating against houses of worship for relief aid violates both the constitution and law AUSTIN — The Catholic bishops of Texas support a recent suit filed in federal district court by three churches that alleges unconstitutional discrimination against them by FEMA in the allocation of Hurricane Harvey relief aid. The three churches – Harvest Family…

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Former UN Legal Fellow joins staff for TCCB public policy work

Rachana Chhin joins TCCB as public policy outreach coordinator AUSTIN — Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, announced today the appointment of Rachana Chhin as the Public Policy Outreach Coordinator for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB). Prior to joining the TCCB, Chhin served as the Murphy Legal…

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Cristo Rey Houston school seeking principal

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston (Cristo Rey Jesuit) is seeking a Principal (Director of Academics). Selected candidate will begin work on July 1, 2018. Priority will be given to resumes received before October 1, 2017. MORE >>>

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St. Vincent de Paul Society Parish Recovery Centers

St. Vincent de Paul Disaster Services P-RAC (Parish Recovery Assistance Centers) for Hurricane Harvey Recovery SVDP Harvey Hotline: 877-368-6494   Church and Location Date and Time of Event Point of Contact St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 512 Tegner Street El Campo, TX 77437 Diocese of Victoria Thursday, 9/14/17 Through Saturday, 9/23/17 8:00 am – 7:00…

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Bishops denounce ending DACA and urge lasting reform

Under DACA, more than 110,000 young people contribute to Texas society and well-being AUSTIN –The Texas Catholic bishops have issued the following statement in response to the decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We say, first, to DACA youth: regardless of your immigration status, you are a child of God. You…

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