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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Final CFPB Payday and Auto Title Loan Rule Guts Essential Protections

July 8, 2020

In a time of economic hardship, Consumer Bureau goes to bat for predatory lenders AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Fair Lending Alliance, an alliance of more than 60 nonprofit organizations across Texas, and Texas Faith Leaders 4 Fair Lending, a coalition of hundreds of faith leaders led by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops and the…

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June 2020 Texas Catholic Voice

June 30, 2020

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon discusses recent Supreme Court decisions… Archivist Selena Aleman provides a Catholic Archives of Texas update… A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director The Church’s advocacy efforts often extend beyond the legislature to the judiciary where we support or oppose challenges to law.…

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Texas bishops file amicus brief with Supreme Court to support Ruben Gutierrez’s appeal of death sentence

June 15, 2020

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the First Amendment rights of Ruben Gutierrez, who has been given a death sentence but was granted a stay of execution June 9 by the Federal District Court in Brownsville. The brief reiterates the Catholic Church’s…

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Texas bishops file amicus brief to support Ruben Gutierrez’s appeal of death sentence

June 12, 2020

AUSTIN — The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has filed an amicus brief supporting the First Amendment rights of Ruben Gutierrez, who has been given a death sentence but was granted a stay of execution June 9 by the Federal District Court in Brownsville. The brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reiterates the…

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Monsignor David Toups appointed as bishop of Beaumont, to succeed Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD

June 9, 2020

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, SVD, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Beaumont and has named Monsignor David L. Toups, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg as Bishop-elect of Beaumont. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on June 9, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe…

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May 2020 Texas Catholic Voice

May 29, 2020

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon unveils the 87th Legislative Agenda… Archivist Selena Aleman provides a Catholic Archives of Texas update… An appeal to the generosity of Texas Catholics… A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director While COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and presented many needs…

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TCCB Statement on George Floyd

May 29, 2020

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops offers our prayers for George Floyd, his family and friends, and all those affected by his killing and the events that followed in Minnesota. As the US Bishops stated in their recent pastoral letter, “Open Wide Our Hearts,” the injustice and harm racism causes are an attack on the…

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April 2020 Texas Catholic Voice

April 30, 2020

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon addresses resuming public masses… Archivist Selena Aleman provides a Catholic Archives of Texas update… May is the month of Mary… A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director The TCCB staff is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and the policy implications. This week, Governor…

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March 2020 Texas Catholic Voice

March 31, 2020

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Executive Director Jennifer Carr Allmon discusses TCCB work during the pandemic… Director of Education Lisette Allen shares message to Catholic schools… Texas Catholic Historical Society participates in annual meeting A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director I sincerely hope and pray our TCV readers and their loved…

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An Annunciation Message of Hope

March 25, 2020

Espanol On Wednesday, 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation, the bishops of Texas join Pope Francis, who has invited “the Heads of the Churches and the leaders of every Christian community, together with all Christians of the various confessions, to invoke the Almighty, the omnipotent God, to recite at the same time the prayer that Jesus,…

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