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Groups of migrants wait outside the Migrant Resource Center to receive food from San Antonio Catholic Charities on Sept. 19, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.

Catholic Charities denies its purchase of airfare for migrants was misuse of federal funds

Apr 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Rep. Henry Cuellar and Rep. Monica de la Cruz accused the San Antonio Catholic relief group of an inappropriate use... Read more


Catholic priest pepper-sprayed during confessions at Texas cathedral

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The parish said in a statement that “someone dealing with mental health issues” sprayed rector Father Tony Neusch with the... Read more

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Pornhub disables website in Texas rather than comply with state’s age verification law

Mar 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Pornhub, one of the largest pornography websites in the world, has ceased offering its website in Texas rather than comply... Read more

El Paso, Texas.

Judge blocks Texas efforts to close Catholic nonprofit accused of ‘human smuggling’

Mar 12, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

El Paso County District Court Judge Francisco Dominguez ruled on Monday that Attorney General Ken Paxton could not revoke Annunciation... Read more

Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

Texas death row inmate to be executed in days as Catholics call for clemency

Feb 26, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Texas has scheduled the execution of Ivan Cantu for Wednesday, Feb. 28. Cantu was convicted for a double murder that... Read more


Catholic prison ministry makes good use of large donation of Bible study materials

Feb 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Working with a Catholic lay group called Kolbe Prison Ministries, Jerry Trzeciak leads three-day retreats for inmates. Read more

Father Fernando Gonzalez,

Texas priest arrested over allegation of sexual misconduct with minor

Feb 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Brownsville Bishop Daniel Flores said in a statement last week that diocesan officials had received an allegation against Father Fernando... Read more


Study: Texas fertility rate rose after ‘Heartbeat Act’

Jan 30, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The fertility rate in Texas rose by a statistically significant amount in the wake of the state’s pro-life laws, a... Read more

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

A sign welcoming patients from East Texas is displayed in the waiting area of the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 15, 2022.

UPDATE: Woman to leave Texas to get abortion after state Supreme Court blocks ruling

Dec 11, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A woman who sued Texas state officials so she could obtain an abortion has decided to get an abortion in... Read more

The Texas Supreme Court (building pictured) paused a lower court ruling that could have allowed a woman to receive an abortion following a request from Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Texas Supreme Court pauses ruling that would have allowed woman to get abortion

Dec 11, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Dec. 7 ruling would have temporarily restricted state officials from enforcing Texas abortion laws against hospitals and doctors who... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland.

Bishop Strickland was advised to leave Tyler Diocese but can still say Mass there

Dec 8, 2023

By Matt McDonald

“I have received no such instruction,” Strickland said by text Thursday night, responding to a report that he has been... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texas hospitals that despite a Dec. 7, 2023, court ruling that a woman could have a legal abortion, hospitals involved may be persecuted for violating the state's law.

Texas judge’s ruling that woman can have abortion leaves hospitals liable to prosecution

Dec 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that the court order will not shield the doctor, the hospital, or anyone else from... Read more

Photos of a man claiming to be a priest named "Father Martin" who attempted to infiltrate several parishes around Texas in October 2023.

Update: Texas dioceses targeted by scammer impersonating Catholic priest

Nov 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A man calling himself “Father Martin” attempted to infiltrate several Texas parishes last month and reportedly stole several hundred dollars... Read more


Texas lawmakers vote to remove school choice provision from funding bill

Nov 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The amendment would have allowed parents to make use of 75% of the cost of sending the student to public... Read more

Texans brought prayer candles, bottles of water, and religious icons to a makeshift memorial at the site where 46 migrants were declared dead in San Antonio, Texas, in June 2022.

Here’s what ‘border bishops’ think about the migrant crisis

Nov 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

While these bishops expressed different views about what exactly should be done, all said that the current U.S. immigration system... 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


Texas county becomes largest yet in state to enact abortion ‘travel ban’

Oct 24, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The ban on transport applies “if the transportation of such individual begins, ends, or passes through the unincorporated area of... Read more

Jedidiah Murphy was executed by the state of Texas on Oct. 10, 2023.

Texas executes prisoner despite pleas for clemency from Catholic anti-death-penalty group

Oct 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Jedidiah Murphy was put to death by lethal injection at the execution chamber in Huntsville on Tuesday night. Read more


Texas Supreme Court lets ban on sex changes for minors go into effect Sept. 1

Sep 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The highest court in Texas refused to grant a request from the Texas American Civil Liberties Union and other groups... Read more