The Texas Catholic Voice

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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Novena for life resource from USCCB

January 6, 2017

A modern adaptation of an ancient Catholic prayer allows people to prepare spiritually for the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe v. Wade. The nine day prayer, titled “9 Days for Life,” is organized by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day falls…

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Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day

January 6, 2017

Celebrate life and join other Texas Catholics at the Capitol on Saturday, January 28.

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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for the Diocese of Dallas

December 13, 2016

Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Edward J. Burns to serve as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Burns, the new Chief Shepherd of the 1.3 million Catholics in the Dallas diocese, succeeds Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who left Dallas for Rome on October 1 after the Pope appointed him the Prefect…

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Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops developing alternative burial options for aborted children

December 12, 2016

Charitable service expands longtime practice of many Catholic cemeteries for children lost to miscarriages   AUSTIN — Catholic cemeteries are stepping forward, working with the Catholic bishops in Texas, in response to ongoing efforts to provide a proper burial for children lost to abortion. New state regulations issued by the Department of State Health Services…

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FAQs on how TCCB determines positions on bills (TCV Vol. 85.1)

November 28, 2016

How are bill positions developed? The bishops of Texas approve a legislative agenda in the spring prior to legislative session. Then, the TCCB staff works with members of the legislature to develop our priority legislation and opposition strategies for negative legislation. In early November, legislative members begin to file bills. In consultation with the bishops,…

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Legislative highlights: Pro-life (TCV Vol. 85.1)

November 28, 2016

With each issue of Texas Catholic Voice we highlight key legislation for you to monitor. We begin with the foundational principle of the protection of human life from conception to natural death by highlighting the abortion-related legislation that we are supporting. This is not an exhaustive list, but those which we are closely collaborating with bill…

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New Horizons

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