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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

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

Bishop: Texas nuns may have excommunicated themselves with defiant letter

Aug 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A Carmelite prioress and several other nuns at a Texas monastery may have excommunicated themselves by publishing a statement challenging... Read more

San Fernando Cathedral is the mother cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

San Antonio Archdiocese removes two priests over allegations of child sex abuse

Aug 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Father Alejandro Ortega and Father Jesus Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez-Solis were both accused of sexually abusing minors. Read more

Gov. Abbott of Texas signed a law banning transgender procedures for children.

Texas becomes 18th state to ban sex changes for kids

Jun 5, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 2 signed legislation prohibiting doctors from performing sex changes on children. Read more

Immigrants gather at a makeshift camp stranded between border walls between the U.S. and Mexico on May 13, 2023, in San Diego, California.

Catholics at the U.S.-Mexico border: ‘Too many people to help, but someone has to’

May 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

As debate rages over how to manage a new surge of migrants, Catholics in border communities like El Paso, Texas,... Read more

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States stand in line to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the early morning hours after crossing into Arizona from Mexico on May 10, 2023, in Yuma, Arizona.

What is Title 42, why are the bishops against it, and what will happen next?

May 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Title 42 of a 1944 public health law to curb the inflow of migrants into the U.S. during the height... Read more

A woman touches crosses setup at a memorial during a vigil on May 8, 2023, in Brownsville, Texas. The vigil was held in remembrance of the eight people killed May 7, 2023, and several injured after a man allegedly drove his car through a group of migrants waiting at a bus stop.

Catholic bishops respond to Texas tragedies that left 16 dead, including group of migrants

May 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The victims of the incident at the border were Venezuelan migrants who were waiting for a bus after spending the... Read more

A pro-abortion activist displays abortion pills as she counter-protests during an anti-abortion demonstration on March 25, 2023, in New York City.

Texas federal judge issues ruling in highly anticipated abortion pill case

Apr 7, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

Contradictory federal court rulings on April 7 left the status of mifepristone — the first of two drugs used in... Read more


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