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Bishop Tamayo of Laredo statement regarding Rosa Maria Hernandez, immigrant child with cerebral palsy

October 27, 2017

“The local Catholic Church, through Catholic Charities-Diocese of Laredo, stands ready to assist Rosa Maria and the Hernandez family with immigration support,” said Bishop James Tamayo of the Laredo Diocese. MORE

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Bishop Daniel E. Flores issues statement on Jane Doe

October 25, 2017

Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville offers prayers and practical support for Jane Doe, the unaccompanied minor who is pregnant and under federal custody in Brownsville. MORE

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Bishops criticize ACLU for pressuring facilitation of abortion; praise government officials for defense of unborn

October 20, 2017

Forcing government and immigration service providers to facilitate abortions will diminish services for immigrants AUSTIN – The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops (TCCB) praises U.S. and Texas government officials for their defense of life in a recent case involving an unaccompanied pregnant minor in immigration custody in Brownsville, Texas, and criticizes the American Civil Liberties…

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Bishops plea for stay of execution for Robert Pruett

October 12, 2017

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has written both Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardon and Parole to stay the execution of Robert Pruett, scheduled for this evening. The scheduled execution comes only a day after Pope Francis explicitly stated the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel.”

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CFPB rules will aid vulnerable Texas borrowers

October 6, 2017

Federal agency takes significant step to counter payday and auto title loans. AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has worked for years to assist borrowers trapped in the cycle of debt that payday and auto-title loans create. The establishment of rules by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) marks an important step…

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Texas bishops support fair treatment of churches for FEMA aid

October 2, 2017

Discriminating against houses of worship for relief aid violates both the constitution and law AUSTIN — The Catholic bishops of Texas support a recent suit filed in federal district court by three churches that alleges unconstitutional discrimination against them by FEMA in the allocation of Hurricane Harvey relief aid. The three churches – Harvest Family…

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Former UN Legal Fellow joins staff for TCCB public policy work

September 27, 2017

Rachana Chhin joins TCCB as public policy outreach coordinator AUSTIN — Jennifer Carr Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, announced today the appointment of Rachana Chhin as the Public Policy Outreach Coordinator for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB). Prior to joining the TCCB, Chhin served as the Murphy Legal…

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Cristo Rey Houston school seeking principal

September 18, 2017

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston (Cristo Rey Jesuit) is seeking a Principal (Director of Academics). Selected candidate will begin work on July 1, 2018. Priority will be given to resumes received before October 1, 2017. MORE >>>

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Los Obispos condenan la terminación de DACA e instan a una reforma duradera

September 7, 2017

Al amparo de DACA, más de 110,000 jóvenes contribuyen a la sociedad y al bienestar de Texas AUSTIN – Los Obispos católicos de Texas han emitido la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la decisión de poner fin a la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA por sus siglas en inglés). En primer…

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Bishops denounce ending DACA and urge lasting reform

September 6, 2017

Under DACA, more than 110,000 young people contribute to Texas society and well-being AUSTIN –The Texas Catholic bishops have issued the following statement in response to the decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We say, first, to DACA youth: regardless of your immigration status, you are a child of God. You…

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