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Migrants take part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Arriaga community, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Jan. 8, 2024.

U.S. and Mexican bishops present proposals to help migrants

Jan 12, 2024

By Diego López Colín

The Catholic bishops of the Mexico-Texas border region issued a joint call Jan. 10 to improve the situation of migrants... Read more


Texas school choice bill draws support from state Catholic conference

Nov 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he had reached an agreement with Texas House leadership on the school choice bill. Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Fort Worth nun forced to use bishop-appointed canon lawyer amid dispute with diocese

May 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Carmelite nun is now appealing to the Vatican after the bishop refused to let her choose her own canon... Read more

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

Aug 12, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic Charities on Thursday defended its ministry to migrants, amid criticism that one of its member agencies is acting recklessly... Read more

Catholic bishops oppose Texas gun bill that ‘advances a culture of violence’

May 5, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing certain adults to carry handguns without permits, which they... Read more

Corridor in a prison.

Texas bishops call for halt to Rodney Reed execution

Nov 5, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops have called for the Gov. Greg Abbott to delay or cancel the execution of... Read more

Texas bishops praise delayed execution of prisoner denied Buddhist chaplain

Mar 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops praised the Supreme Court’s decision to delay the execution of Patrick Murphy, a Buddhist... Read more

The Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court rejects appeal to make Texas bishops release abortion communications

Feb 20, 2019

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic Conference et al, in... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas in Vatican City during the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015.

Texas dioceses make joint pledge to release lists of accused clergy

Oct 11, 2018

All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas plan to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing... Read more

Appeals court protects Texas bishops' communications in abortion case

Aug 17, 2018

The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for... Read more

Federal appeals court sides with Texas bishops in privacy case

Jul 16, 2018

A federal court of appeals sided with the Texas Catholic bishops in a July 15 ruling blocking a request from... Read more