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Pope Francis relieves Bishop Joseph Strickland, appoints Bishop Joe Vásquez as apostolic administrator sede vacante

November 11, 2023

WASHINGTON – Pope Francis has relieved the Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler. At the same time, the Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, as the Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Diocese of Tyler. These provisions were publicized in Washington,…

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Texas Catholic Voice Nov. 6, 2023

November 6, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Third special session closing … Pope Francis asks for prayers … Upcoming executions this month  … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Immigration  The Senate Committee on Border Security took up a committee substitute to HB 4 on All Saints Day. The substitute removed…

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Texas Catholic Voice Oct 30, 2023

October 30, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: HB 4 on immigration opposed… Update on parental choice … Stay of execution for William Speer  … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Immigration reform lacking Early Thursday morning, the House passed HB 4, which creates a state offense of improper entry to Texas,…

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HB 4 not solution for immigration reform

October 27, 2023

The following testimony was delivered on Oct. 19 before the House State Affairs Committee by Justin Estep, senior director of Immigration and Refugee Services, Catholic Charities of Central Texas. The Catholic Church has a long history of involvement in the immigration issue. Our experience in working with immigrants throughout the years compels us to speak…

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Texas Catholic Voice Oct 23, 2023

October 23, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Support HB 1 on parental choice … Oppose HB 4 on immigration… David Speer to be executed Thursday … Synod on Synodality  … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Last Thursday night, the long-awaited House parental choice bill was filed. HB 1 includes the…

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Texas Catholic Voice Oct 14, 2023

October 13, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: SB1 on parental choice moving forward … Oppose SB 11 on immigration … Worldwide call to fast and pray for peace Oct. 17 … Respect life … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Right around midnight Thursday night, the Senate passed SB 1, to…

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Support SB1: Meets most of bishops’ criteria for supporting parental choice

October 10, 2023

 The following was presented on Oct. 10, 2023.  Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director  My name is Jennifer Allmon, and I am the executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, testifying in support of SB 1. Fundamentally, we believe parents have the right and responsibility to direct their children’s education and Education Savings Accounts should…

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Texas Catholic Voice Sep 29, 2023

September 29, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Parental choice … Upcoming Executions … Universal Church is called to Synod … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director This is usually an uneventful time of year as far as Capitol business goes, but that has not been the case this past month! The…

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Texas Catholic Voice Aug 31, 2023

August 31, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Back to school … Grandparents and the Elderly Day … Holy Father’s prayer for October … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director It’s back to school and we are praying everyone has a safe and successful school year! We were delighted to host two…

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Texas Catholic Voice July 31, 2023

July 31, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Border tragedies … Special session this fall on parental choice … World Youth Day … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director The leaked email sent by a Texas State trooper stationed in Eagle Pass to command staff detailing the inhumane treatment of migrants and…

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