Serving the Church in Texas

Advocacy Day is March 26

Join our bishops and thousands of Catholics on the south steps of the Capitol on March 26, 11:30 a.m.


Legislative Agenda

Learn how we're working to improve Texas law and how you can contact your lawmaker.

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Education Department

TCCB Education Department accredits Catholic primary and secondary schools and offers support services to educators.

Catholic Archives

The Catholic Archives of Texas is nationally recognized as a resource for discovering Catholic history in the Southwest.

Foster Care Support

Help support Texas' 30,000 children in foster care and their families.

St. Joseph is our holy model!

Bishops’ Efforts For Advance Directives Reform Signed Into Texas Law

Jun 15, 2015

With the stroke of his pen Governor Greg Abbott capped off several years of public advocacy by Texas Catholics with his signing House Bill 3074 into law. The measure requires the provision of artificial nutrition and hydration for patients who wish it, unless the provision of food and water causes harm to the patient. The signing ceremony on June 12, 2015, culminated over a decade of efforts by the Catholic Bishops of Texas to reform advance directives legislation in the Lone Star State so it recognizes the dignity of a natural death and prioritizes the patient, while also acknowledging the…

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Public Policy

The Public Policy staff serve the Bishops before the Texas Legislature, the Texas delegation in Congress, and state agencies.

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Catholic schools in Texas are accredited through the TCCB's Education Department to ensure excellence in schools statewide.

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Catholic Archives of Texas

We collect, preserve, and make available books, artifacts, and photographs that document Catholic history in Texas since the 16th century.

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Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
1600 N. Congress, Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
Mailing address: PO Box 13285, Austin, TX 78711

The driveway for TCCB's parking lot is the second one on the right from the corner of 16th and Congress. Click here to enlarge.


Catholic Archives of Texas
6225 E US 290 HWY SVRD EB
Austin, TX 78723