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Texas ends emergency ban on elective abortions, but questions remain

Apr 24, 2020

The controversy over whether Texas abortion clinics must comply with coronavirus-related emergency orders to halt elective surgeries statewide has now... Read more

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Federal court says chemical abortions can continue despite Texas order

Apr 15, 2020

Chemical abortions in Texas will continue during the coronavirus pandemic after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday... Read more

Texas state capitol building, Austin.

Texas coronavirus abortion rule back in effect, after court grants stay

Mar 31, 2020

A Texas order prohibiting most abortions during the novel coronavirus pandemic is temporarily back in effect, after the Fifth U.S.... Read more

Blue and white sign above the entrance for the Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ. Via Shutterstock.

Federal judges stop states designating abortion 'non-essential'

Mar 31, 2020

Federal judges in Texas, Alabama, and Ohio on Monday halted state rules that would limit or halt entirely abortions during... Read more

Planned Parenthood Location.

ACLU lawsuit targets 'sanctuary cities' for the unborn

Feb 26, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” for... Read more

TX judges increasingly denied abortion to minors without parental consent from 2016

Jan 27, 2020

A study of statistics from Texas suggests that since 2016, judges in the state were less likely to grant permission... Read more

Miami archbishop promotes refugee resettlement

Jan 18, 2020

The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott... Read more

Texas bishops offer condolences, prayers after shooting at Christian church

Dec 31, 2019

Catholic leaders in Texas offered prayers following a deadly shooting at a Christian church on Sunday morning.  Read more

Austin bishop saddened by city's intention financially to support abortion

Sep 17, 2019

Last week the Austin City Council voted to provide funding for costs associated with abortion, a move that was protested... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Aug 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio,... Read more

Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas.

ATF investigates ‘painful’ fire that destroyed 125 year-old Texas Catholic Church 

Jul 30, 2019

Federal agents have joined the investigation of a fire that ravaged and destroyed a 125 year-old landmark Catholic Church in... Read more

Corpus Christi Cathedral in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Three priests sue Corpus Christi diocese for inclusion in credibly accused list

Jun 22, 2019

Three priests have filed suits against the Diocese of Corpus Christi and its bishop, claiming that they were wrongfully included... Read more

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Dallas. Texas. Via Shutterstock

Police search Dallas diocesan chancery

May 15, 2019

Officers executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 am local time.  Read more

After Supreme Court ruling, Texas bans all chaplains from execution rooms

Apr 4, 2019

The state of Texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber, following a Supreme Court decision that halted... Read more

Chick-fil-A.

Texas AG investigating potential discrimination against Chick-fil-A

Mar 29, 2019

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the San Antonio City Council for potential First Amendment violations. The council voted... Read more

Dominican sisters at the blessing of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent.

With numbers booming, Dominican sisters expand to Texas

Mar 7, 2019

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist had a problem.  Read more

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com

Texas archbishop: The border 'emergency' is not what you think

Feb 27, 2019

The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and... Read more

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Texas chapel fenced off from border wall funding

Feb 14, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Consolidated Appropriations Act would provide $1.3 billion in funding for the construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border but... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Appeals court rules in Texas' favor over effort to defund Planned Parenthood

Jan 18, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated Thursday a previous injunction barring Texas from stripping Planned... Read more

Anti-religious freedom grants target Georgia, Florida, N.M., Texas

Oct 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Four states, including Texas and Florida, are in the crosshairs of an anti-religious freedom funders’ network that coordinated the successful... Read more