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How Texas Catholics pushed to expand support for mothers

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

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Biden administration sues Texas over pro-life law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jen Psaki responds to EWTN News Nightly's Owen Jensen question regarding Texas' heartbeat law.

Psaki rebukes EWTN reporter who asked why Catholic Biden opposes Texas abortion law

President Joe Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, believes that abortion is a “woman’s right,” White House Press... Read more

President Joe Biden

Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain abortion in Texas

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law... Read more

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Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge of Texas pro-life law

A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday evening declined a petition to block Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law, allowing the law to stand... Read more

Joe Biden

Biden ‘deeply committed’ to legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life law goes into effect

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is “deeply committed” to upholding legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law... Read more

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‘We are actively helping women’: Pro-life groups pledge action as Texas’ 'heartbeat' law goes into effect  

Pro-life groups on Wednesday said they were ready to assist women facing unexpected pregnancies, as Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went... Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates outside of the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, March 2, 2016.

Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas' 'Heartbeat Act'

Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers.  Read more

April 17, 2019: Central American migrants seeking asylum line up at the bus station in McAllen, Texas to go stay with their sponsors

Federal court halts Texas' restrictions on migrant transport

A legal group representing Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday praised a court decision halting Texas’ restrictions... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants.  Read more

Pastor Dana Moore of Second Baptist Church Corpus Christi

Texas death row inmate sues to have pastor’s touch in execution chamber

A man scheduled to be executed in early September is suing the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to have his... Read more

Facing COVID criticism, Catholic Charities defends its ministry to migrants

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

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Texas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban

The governor of Texas signed two bills last week, to prevent the future closure of churches during disasters and to... Read more

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Secular group wins case to install mock nativity display at Texas capitol

After a six-year court battle, a secular group will be permitted to install a “Bill of Rights Nativity Exhibit” at... Read more

Catholics make last-minute appeal of execution in Texas

Catholics are asking the governor of Texas to halt an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.  Read more

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Texas governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill into law

The governor of Texas on Wednesday signed a ban on most abortions conducted after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Read more