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SB 2089: Complex bill still needs agreement

May 19, 2019

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) applauds Sen. Bryan Hughes’ wise acceptance of Sen. Eddie Lucio’s amendment to SB 2089. As Sen. Hughes said with this amendment, SB 2089 is now a better piece of legislation and will ensure appropriate care for Texans facing important end-of-life decisions. The improved engrossed SB 2089 now protects…

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Texas Bishops applaud Supreme Court’s stay of execution

March 29, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Texas applaud the decision of the US Supreme Court to stay the execution of Patrick Henry Murphy since he did not have access to a spiritual director of his faith. Our country was founded on the rights of each individual to exercise his faith, regardless of whether in prison or in…

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Prayers for Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

March 16, 2019

AUSTIN — The bishops of Texas offer their prayers and support to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who was admitted to the hospital last night after experiencing a mild stroke. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, along with the other bishops of the state, ask for people to join with them in praying for his healing as well as asking…

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Positions open in El Paso Catholic schools

February 6, 2019

EL PASO — The Diocese of El Paso is seeking a superintendent for its Catholic schools system and a principal of the Cathedral high school. The superintendent serves more than 2, 700 students enrolled in 11 schools, three high schools and eight elementary schools. Cathedral is a Catholic high school for young men rooted in…

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Austin, Beaumont teachers recognized as Teachers of the Year

January 15, 2019

Inaugural year for award taps teachers with deep roots in Catholic education   AUSTIN – Vivian Conway of Austin and Jerrilynn Miller of Beaumont have been honored as the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year and High School Teacher of the Year, respectively. “Both Mrs. Conway and Mrs. Miller exemplify…

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Welcome to the 86th Legislature

January 10, 2019

There are several opportunities for Catholics working in and near the Texas state Capitol to participate in Catholic life in downtown Austin. Every week, more than 50 Masses are celebrated within one mile of the Capitol. Special faith events hosted at the Capitol include: Weekly Rosary On Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Sen. Lucio hosts the…

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Midterms 2018: Catholic Social Teaching and Voting

October 29, 2018

Election season is in full swing, and many voters are discerning the best candidates to represent them on the local, state, and federal level. For Catholics, voting is not only a civil right, but also a sacred duty and another way we fulfill our responsibilities as citizens of the United States. As the Catechism of…

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Texas Catholic dioceses announce plan to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

October 10, 2018

Lists of clergy will include years 1950 to 2018 AUSTIN – The 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter made the decision on Sept. 30 to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, going back at least to 1950. The statement…

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Statement concerning the serial bombings in Central Texas

March 20, 2018

Statement from Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, of San Antonio and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin (Spanish immediately follows English) “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and friends of all those affected by the package explosions which have taken place this month in Austin and San Antonio, the latest of…

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Job opening: Austin St. Vincent de Paul Client Services Coordinator

March 12, 2018

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul is a faith-based, grassroots nonprofit organization that offers person-to-person service to individuals in need. This is a mission driven organization. We are currently searching for a vibrant, enthusiastic, optimistic Client Services Coordinator  who will serve as an active and collaborative member of the staff in our Austin Council office.…

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