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Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring.  Read more

Migrants, mostly of Venezuelan origin, attempt to forcibly cross into the United States at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on March 12, 2023.

Texas lawmakers propose making illegal immigration a felony

Mar 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The “Border Protection Unit Act” would create a specialized border protection police force and make illegal immigration a state felony. Read more

Migrants, including Blaidimar, 8, from Venezuela, warm themselves by a fire outside the U.S.-Mexico border fence while waiting to make asylum claims in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 21, 2022, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Catholic groups gear up to shelter record number of migrants amid Texas freeze

Dec 22, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

With temperatures expected in the teens and wind chills around zero in parts of the state, Catholic groups in Texas... Read more

Students from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, at a summer camp run by Catholic Extension

Uvalde students and families seek healing at Catholic Extension summer camp

Aug 1, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

“This week, we wanted the children and their families to know that we are praying for them, we love them,... Read more

Pope Francis at a general audience in Rome in June 2018.

Pope Francis asks for prayers after 46 migrants found dead in Texas trailer truck

Jun 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope expressed sorrow for the recent migrant deaths in the state of Texas and in North Africa. Read more


Texas pro-life pregnancy centers prepare for overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The legal change could mean that tens of thousands more children will be born in the state each year. Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas elementary school shooting

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at his Wednesday general audience. Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texans approve broad protection of religious services

Nov 4, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

On Nov. 2, voters in Texas approved eight amendments to the state constitution, including one that bars the state and... Read more

Inaugural intercollegiate Catholic Student Summit at Victoria Park in Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021.

Catholic students from Texas universities unite for prayer and worship

Oct 27, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholic students from multiple Texas universities recently gathered for an evening of prayer and worship that, organizers say, is the... Read more

Texas state capitol building

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Texas heartbeat law

Oct 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it... Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas abortion law survives injunction effort; Supreme Court challenge next

Oct 15, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal appeals court has allowed a heartbeat-based Texas ban on abortion to remain in effect, rejecting the U.S. Department... Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law temporarily reinstated amid legal fight

Oct 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Friday evening issued a ruling allowing a Texas state law, which restricts abortions after a fetal... Read more


How Texas Catholics pushed to expand support for mothers

Sep 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

In addition to two major pro-life bills, the Texas Catholic Conference has successfully pushed for better support for mothers and... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Doctor sued under Texas abortion law

Sep 21, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday... Read more

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Biden administration sues Texas over pro-life law

Sep 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over its new law prohibiting most abortions after the detection of a fetal... Read more

Lyft and Uber stickers on the rear window of a vehicle offering rides in San Francisco Bay Area

Which corporations have come out against Texas' pro-life law?

Sep 9, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Since Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went into effect last week, some corporations responded by donating to pro-abortion groups or issuing... Read more

Pastor Dana Moore

In last-minute plea to Supreme Court, lawyers beg for prayer in execution chamber

Sep 8, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Religious freedom advocates are requesting that a Texas death row inmate have access to vocal prayer and the touch of... Read more

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Justice Department pledges to 'protect' women seeking abortions in Texas after pro-life law takes effect

Sep 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law... Read more


State's bishops 'celebrate every life saved' by Texas abortion law

Sep 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishops around the country reacted with praise to a Texas law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat,... Read more