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Texas State Capitol building in Austin.

Austin cuts police budget, increases abortion funding

Aug 19, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Austin has condemned the Austin City Council’s decision to increase funding for abortion access in the city... Read more

Pregnancy Test.

Austin to fund secret abortions for minors, despite Texas law

Jun 12, 2020

The Austin City Council on Thursday voted to provide funding to an abortion organization that helps minors procure abortion without... Read more

Austin bishop saddened by city's intention financially to support abortion

Sep 17, 2019

Last week the Austin City Council voted to provide funding for costs associated with abortion, a move that was protested... Read more

Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas.

ATF investigates ‘painful’ fire that destroyed 125 year-old Texas Catholic Church 

Jul 30, 2019

Federal agents have joined the investigation of a fire that ravaged and destroyed a 125 year-old landmark Catholic Church in... Read more

Bishop Daniel Garcia preaching during a Day of Reflection in July, 2018.

Pope names Texas auxiliary to lead Diocese of Monterey

Nov 27, 2018

Pope Francis has chosen Bishop Daniel Elias Gracia as the new Bishop of Monterey, California. The diocese of Monterey has... Read more

Fr. Daniel Garcia, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Austin Jan. 21, 2015.

Austin diocese receives first auxiliary bishop

Jan 21, 2015

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Fr. Daniel Garcia as Auxiliary Bishop of Austin, to assist the diocese's chief shepherd, Bishop... Read more