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A publication of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Bishops address border tragedies

July 20, 2023

The TCCB has issued the following statement in response to recent reports of inhumane actions on the border: Recent media reports present a disturbing account of horrific tragedies occurring along the Rio Grande on the Texas/Mexico border. These reports stir our hearts again for the plight of our sisters and brothers who are seeking a…

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Texas Catholic Voice June 30, 2023

June 30, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: New accreditation associate director … Second special session begins … Special statement in response to US Congress members … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director On Tuesday the first special session of the 88th Legislature ended when the Senate adjourned Sine Die. (Special sessions…

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Proposed changes to Medicaid and CHIP will critically weaken Texas health care safety net

June 29, 2023

TCCB Executive Director Jennifer Allmon has written to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, stating that a proposed rule released on May 3 “proposes changes to Medicaid’s financing, distribution, and adjudication that will critically weaken our health care safety net. These changes jeopardize the healthcare…

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Archbishop Sheehan, first bishop of Lubbock, dies June 3

June 9, 2023

Founding bishop of Lubbock Diocese, Archbishop emeritus Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, remembered for life of service and faith Retired Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe, the founding bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock, died June 3, 2023. He was buried June 9, 2023 from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in…

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Texas Catholic Voice June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: “Sine die” report for 88th Legislature … What “sine die” means for special sessions … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director The last week of the regular legislative session is always a whirlwind of deadlines and bills dying and then being resurrected in amendments…

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Oppose SB2: Does not meet standards for immigration reform

June 6, 2023

    Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director  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 out on the issue of immigration reform, which is a moral and human rights issue. The Church does not condone or encourage illegal…

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Texas Catholic Voice May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: 88th Legislature closes Monday … Special session #1 opens Monday … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director The last day of the 88th legislative session was yesterday, and we anticipate having the Sine Die report for our readers by next Monday. Governor Abbott, however,…

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Texas Catholic Voice May 22, 2023

May 21, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Life-affirming services for women and their families … HB 7 opposed … A doctor in the TCCB … And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director Sine Die is one week away, and I know everyone is looking forward to enjoying some much-needed downtime. Last week…

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Bishop Olson testifies in support of SB8, parental choice

May 15, 2023

My name is Bishop Michael Olson and I serve as the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth that covers 28 counties in North Texas. I am here to testify on behalf of the Diocese of Fort Worth and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. We register initial support for the committee substitute for…

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Texas Catholic Voice May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023

In this issue of the Texas Catholic Voice: Early TCV with a call to action… Immigration carries blessings and challenges… And more! A Message from Jennifer Allmon, Executive Director This issue of Texas Catholic Voice is arriving in your inbox early because we need you to take action on parental choice.    You may have seen…

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