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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Texas Catholic Voice May 2024

May 31, 2024

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Texas Supreme Court supports life-giving care … New legislators … Pope’s prayer request … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director On May 31, the Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the state in Zurawski v. Texas, a case challenging the Heartbeat Act…

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Texas Roman Catholic Bishops’ guidelines for the use of sacramental wine in correctional institutions in Texas

May 14, 2024

Valid celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) requires the use of a small amount of wine. It need only be consumed by the priest. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued guidelines regarding the use of wine inside correctional institutions. Texas Roman Catholic Bishops’ guidelines for the use of sacramental wine in correctional institutions in Texas…

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Texas Catholic Voice April 30, 2024

April 30, 2024

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Texas Medical Board’s proposed rule changes regarding exceptions to abortion ban … Death row … Pope’s prayer request … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Death Penalty We are overjoyed that the district judge in Cameron County has recommended to the Texas Court of…

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Comments on Texas Medical Board rule changes

April 29, 2024

Pregnancy complications can be life threatening for both mother and baby and a life-limiting diagnosis of an unborn child is devastating. Some media and advocacy groups are exploiting tragic stories to expand so-called abortion rights. We will continue to advocate for the highest levels of authentic medical care and support for pregnant women, their unborn…

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Texas Catholic Voice March 27, 2024

March 27, 2024

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Support for difficult pregnancies … Update on SB4 implementation … No executions scheduled … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Abortion On Friday, March 22, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) heard testimony on proposed rules for exceptions to the abortion ban in Texas law…

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St. Joseph’s intercession sought in upcoming Supreme Court decision

March 19, 2024

On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has the potential to make a major impact in the widespread accessibility of chemical abortion (abortion pills). Chemical abortions are now the most common form of abortion in the United States. The case is in response to the Food and…

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Texas bishops express gratitude for response to tragedy of Panhandle wildfires

March 18, 2024

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops opened their Spring meeting with a renewed expression of gratitude for all who are responding to wildfires in the state’s Panhandle, and prayers for those affected by the disaster.  For four weeks a series of deadly wildfires have caused suffering across the region, with loss of life…

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‘Great tragedy’ in Texas Panhandle calls for response

March 1, 2024

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops recognizes the great tragedy unfolding in the panhandle region of Texas and Oklahoma, and asks for prayers and support for all. “Our Catholic brothers and sisters are united with all who are suffering from the tragic wildfires,” said Bishop Patrick Zurek of the Amarillo Diocese, where the wildfires are…

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Texas Catholic Voice Feb. 29, 2024

February 28, 2024

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Texas executes Ivan Cantu …  Unsecured consumer loans …  Annunciation House in El Paso … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Yesterday, Ivan Cantu was killed by the State of Texas, despite strong evidence that he was denied a fair trial due to an…

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Texas bishops express support of “people of faith” serving on the border

February 23, 2024

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops provides the following statement: The Texas bishops join Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso in expressing solidarity with ministry volunteers and people of faith who seek only to serve vulnerable migrants as our nation and state continue to pursue failed migration and border security policies. We recognize migrant ministry…

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