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We had a wonderful day of faithful citizenship at the Capitol March 26! There's still much to be done to to improve state laws on issues relating to Catholic moral and social teaching. Sign up for our regular newsletter to learn what you can do!

 

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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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Education

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

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Archives

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

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TCCB Office Address:

1600 N. Congress, Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
512-339-9882

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PO Box 13285
Austin, TX 78711

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6225 E US 290 HWY SVRD EB
Austin, TX 78723
512-476-6296

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