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Texas bishops: The death penalty is a pro-life issue

Oct 10, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- The abolition of the death penalty is “undeniably a pro-life issue” that would better serve society and lead criminals to penitence, the Texas bishops have said.

Pope taps parish priest as new bishop of Lubbock

Sep 27, 2016 - 07:45 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Diocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for Lubbock, Texas.

Will Texas execute two innocent men?

Aug 10, 2016 - 05:23 pm .- In Texas, two scheduled executions could kill innocent men, Catholic and other Christian leaders have warned.

What Pope Francis told young immigrants in Texas

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:44 am .- As thousands of youth gather in Krakow this week for World Youth Day with Pope Francis, hundreds of undocumented immigrants in Texas who couldn't make it got a special message from the pontiff.

Texas governor mandates burial or cremation of aborted fetuses

Jul 8, 2016 - 06:02 am .- After the Supreme Court recently struck down the state’s abortion clinic restriction law, Texas governor Gregg Abbott plans to require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated starting in September.

Supreme Court ruling blasted for pro-abortion bias in Texas ruling

Jun 27, 2016 - 04:35 pm .- In striking down Texas’ regulations of abortion clinics, the Supreme Court showed favoritism toward the supposed “right to abortion” over states’ interests in the health of women and normal court proceedings, critics said Monday.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016 - 08:06 am .- On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a 5-3 decision that it put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

Galveston-Houston's vicar for clergy tapped to lead Victoria diocese

Apr 23, 2015 - 05:23 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday that Fr. Brendan Cahill, Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been named bishop for the diocese of Victoria, Texas.

Texas candidate softens opposition to abortion ban

Feb 16, 2014 - 06:54 am .- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who garnered national attention for her opposition to a 20-week abortion ban in the state, is now making headlines again by saying she might support such a ban in some instances.

Texas pro-life law takes effect after some portions struck down

Oct 29, 2013 - 05:42 pm .- A ban on abortions when an unborn baby can feel pain took effect in Texas today, one day after a federal judge blocked other new restrictions on abortion practices in the state.

Texas House passes late-term abortion ban amid wide support

Jul 10, 2013 - 06:36 pm .- Pro-lifers nationwide lauded Texas legislators for passing a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation on the grounds that unborn infants can feel pain at that stage of development.

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