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Pastor Dana Moore of Second Baptist Church Corpus Christi

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

Aug 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

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

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Texas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Display by Freedom from Religion Foundation at the Iowa state capitol, 2016

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

Jun 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

May 19, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

May 19, 2021

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

August 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen helps a Central American refugee family take a bus to go stay with U.S. family

Catholic Charities pushes back against ‘inaccurate’ viral video of migrant children

Apr 9, 2021

Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley on Thursday said a viral video of their work with migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

A truck drives south on I-75 in Allen, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Texas Catholics press through winter storm to help neighbors

Feb 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Amid a winter storm that brought freezing temperatures and widespread power outages to much of Texas, Catholics are stepping up... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building  Credit: Steven Frame/Shutterstock

Supreme Court rules favorably toward inmate requesting priest at execution

Jan 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at... Read more

Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ.

Federal court says Texas can withhold Medicaid from Planned Parenthood

Nov 24, 2020

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers and their customers cannot challenge Texas’ decision to withhold Medicaid... Read more

Appeals court rules against Texas ban on ‘dismemberment abortions’

Oct 14, 2020

A three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Texas law that bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions.  Read more

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Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for 'Cuties'

Oct 6, 2020

Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of “lewd visual material” in the film “Cuties.”... Read more

Texas asks court to allow dismemberment abortion ban until further ruling

Aug 26, 2020

Texas officials have asked the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals to allow the state to enforce its ban on a... Read more

Texas State Capitol building in Austin.

Austin cuts police budget, increases abortion funding

Aug 19, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Austin has condemned the Austin City Council’s decision to increase funding for abortion access in the city... Read more

Texas attorney general: Religious schools exempt from local COVID rules

Jul 20, 2020

The attorney general of Texas on Friday told religious private schools in the state that local governments are not allowed... Read more

Texas capitol building, Austen.

Texas pro-life Democrat wins run-off primary election

Jul 15, 2020

Pro-life State Sen. Eddie Lucio won his Democratic primary race on Tuesday, after being the target of aggressive negative campaigning... Read more

State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Pro-life Texas Democrat says racial slurs won't stop his pro-life advocacy

Jul 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life Texas state senator running for re-election says he won’t be deterred by racial slurs directed against him by... Read more

Michael Hickson in 2017. Image via YouTube.

Congressmen want 'disturbing' death of Michael Hickson investigated

Jul 13, 2020

Two members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old Black man who... Read more

State Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Texas' Bishop Flores criticizes Planned Parenthood for anti-Mexican ethnic slur

Jul 4, 2020

The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican... Read more

Supreme Court stays Texas execution over chaplain dispute 

Jun 17, 2020

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of a man in Texas after the state’s Department of Corrections refused to allow... Read more