Faithful Citizenship

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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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!

HB 2266: Repeal “anti-sanctuary cities” legislation

Apr 18, 2019

Testimony by Rachana Chhin The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops support HB 2266, which would repeal SB 4, passed in 2017, which was an “anti-sanctuary cities” law that required compliance with ICE detainers, preempted local law enforcement policies, and seeks to remove police chiefs who do not cooperate. We support HB 2266 to end the local enforcement of federal immigration law. Our Catholic parishes, Catholic Charities agencies, Catholic Relief Services, and other ministries have long taken up the call of scripture in Deuteronomy: “Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt” (10:19). Jesus himself was…

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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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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

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TCCB Mailing Address:

PO Box 13285
Austin, TX 78711

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

Please note: We are located inside the Diocese of Austin Pastoral Center.