News from the TCCB


Bishops address border tragedies

July 20, 2023

The TCCB has issued the following statement in response to recent reports of inhumane actions on the border: Recent media reports present a disturbing account of horrific tragedies occurring along the Rio Grande on the Texas/Mexico border. These reports stir our hearts again for the plight of our sisters and brothers who are seeking a…

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Proposed changes to Medicaid and CHIP will critically weaken Texas health care safety net

June 29, 2023

TCCB Executive Director Jennifer Allmon has written to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, stating that a proposed rule released on May 3 “proposes changes to Medicaid’s financing, distribution, and adjudication that will critically weaken our health care safety net. These changes jeopardize the healthcare…

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Archbishop Sheehan, first bishop of Lubbock, dies June 3

June 9, 2023

Founding bishop of Lubbock Diocese, Archbishop emeritus Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, remembered for life of service and faith Retired Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, the founding bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock, died June 3, 2023. He was buried June 9, 2023 from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in…

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