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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Texas bishops affirm US Supreme Court ruling in Ramirez v. Collier

March 30, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, representing the 21 active bishops in the state, were relieved to hear the news of the March 23 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to grant John Ramirez’ request to have his pastor audibly pray and lay hands on him as the State of…

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Texas bishops appeal to district attorney, state board and governor to spare the life of death row inmate Melissa Lucio

March 22, 2022

Bishops seek a withdrawal of execution date, stay of execution and clemency AUSTIN – The 21 Catholic bishops in active ministry in Texas have written Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Gov. Greg Abbott to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14 and a…

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Texas bishops offer solidarity to Ukraine

March 21, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops issued the following statement regarding the war on Ukraine: “We reaffirm the words of Pope Francis, who has been unceasing in his appeal to stop the war on Ukraine. It is a ‘senseless massacre where every day there is a repetition of slaughter and atrocities. There is…

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Texas bishops pray for those affected by wildfires

March 21, 2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops expressed gratitude for all who are responding to wildfires in the state, and prayers for those affected by the disaster. As of March 20, more than 62,000 acres in the state are ablaze, from Spring to just west of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The largest fire,…

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Texas Catholic Voice February, 2022

February 28, 2022

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Fast for peace on Ash Wednesday … Your vote matters March 1 … Melissa Lucio sentenced to die April 27 … Walking with Moms in Need … Texas Catholic Historical Society meets … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Tomorrow, March 1, is Election…

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Texas bishops call for mercy for mother facing execution

February 28, 2022

Melissa Lucio and her family deserve a review of her conviction AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops are asking the State of Texas to spare the life of Melissa Lucio, a mother of 14, and a grandmother, who is sentenced to die April 27. Melissa Lucio was sentenced to die by a flawed…

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2022 Teachers of the Year

January 25, 2022

Teachers of the Year from Dallas, Laredo are shining examples of their profession Mr. Michael Alfers, who teaches social studies and coaches basketball at Dallas’ Bishop Dunne Catholic High School, and Mrs. Olga Perez-Garcia, who fills several roles at St. Augustine Elementary School in Laredo, are the 2022 Texas Catholic Conference Bishops’ High School Teacher…

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Texas Catholic Voice Jan. 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Prayers to end human trafficking… 9 Days for Life… Join the virtual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering… And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director With this first issue of 2022, we’re bringing you several local, national and international resources. We hope each of these, in its…

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Texas Catholic Voice December 2021

December 21, 2021

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: 2021 Legislative Highlights… Advocacy in Washington DC… A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director TCCB staff is looking forward to the Christmas break to celebrate the birth of our Savior and spend time with family and loved ones. As we reflect on our work at the Legislature…

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Texas bishops urge President Biden to re-open healthcare funding for poor Texans

December 3, 2021

Approximately $10 billion in jeopardy due to disagreements regarding processing of payments to health care providers AUSTIN – The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has written President Joe Biden, asking him to intervene in a process which is severely impacting the health of poorer communities in Texas. Non-governmental hospitals provide at least half of…

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New Horizons

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