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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Texas Catholic Voice May 2022

May 26, 2022

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Uvalde and common sense gun control … Religious Freedom Week … School choice … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director After the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, composing a newsletter to share an update about the various initiatives we have been working on feels…

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Bishops mourn Uvalde victims of school shooting

May 25, 2022

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the killings at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24: The bishops of Texas mourn for the community of Uvalde and join Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in asking God to have mercy on our children, families, and communities. We pray for…

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Public comment response to Rep. Matt Krause request

May 18, 2022

Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, has written Attorney General Ken Paxton in response to an inquiry filed by Rep. Matt Krause. On behalf of the bishops of Texas, Allmon responds to Rep. Krause’s question of “Whether the federal government has failed to uphold its obligations to protect Texas…

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Texas Catholic Voice April 2022

April 28, 2022

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Preserving life, even on death row … Access to interim hearings … NCEA report … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director During the Easter season while we rejoice in Christ’s triumph over death, the TCCB has been advocating for clemency in two death penalty…

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Texas bishops thankful Melissa Lucio’s execution is stayed

April 25, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops thank and commend the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for intervening at this late hour to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a grandmother, who was scheduled for execution on April 27. Their full statement follows: Since her imprisonment 14 years ago…

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Texas bishops find execution of 78-year-old ‘an act of vengeance’

April 21, 2022

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the execution of Carl Buntion on April 21: Carl Buntion, 78, was one of the oldest death row residents. Having spent almost half of his life in the harsh conditions of Texas’ prisons, he was an elderly, infirm man suffering from multiple chronic health…

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Texas Catholic Voice March 2022

March 30, 2022

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Bishops support SCOTUS ruling … Statements on wildfires, Ukraine, Melissa Lucio … Vote in primary runoffs … Support for foster care youth … And more! The bishops met at the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio on March 21. MACC was founded by the Texas Catholic…

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Texas bishops affirm US Supreme Court ruling in Ramirez v. Collier

March 30, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, representing the 21 active bishops in the state, were relieved to hear the news of the March 23 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to grant John Ramirez’ request to have his pastor audibly pray and lay hands on him as the State of…

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Texas bishops appeal to district attorney, state board and governor to spare the life of death row inmate Melissa Lucio

March 22, 2022

Bishops seek a withdrawal of execution date, stay of execution and clemency AUSTIN – The 21 Catholic bishops in active ministry in Texas have written Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Gov. Greg Abbott to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a…

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Texas bishops offer solidarity to Ukraine

March 21, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the war on Ukraine: “We reaffirm the words of Pope Francis, who has been unceasing in his appeal to stop the war on Ukraine. It is a ‘senseless massacre where every day there is a repetition of slaughter and atrocities. There is…

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