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

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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  

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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'

Aug 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 13, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

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

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