Serving the Church in Texas

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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Pope Francis offers prayers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered his prayers for the people of Texas and Louisiana struggling to cope with the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and he praised all those engaged in rescuing and caring for the thousands of people forced out of their homes. In a message to Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of…

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Bishops encouraged by injunction on SB 4

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) is encouraged by a San Antonio federal court’s ruling to halt the implementation of SB 4. The law would have punished police officers if they did not fully cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and would have also allowed local police to inquire into the…

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Giving in disaster: Give like the widow

By Jennifer Carr Allmon Executive Director, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops “And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of…

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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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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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