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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

Texas priest missing amid abuse allegations

Aug 23, 2018

A Texas priest under investigation for sexual abuse has disappeared, the Diocese of Dallas announced this week. Officials believe he... Read more

Flag of Texas.

Abortion clinic will not receive Texas bishops’ emails, court rules

Jun 20, 2018

The 23 bishops of Texas will not have to turn over emails and other communications to an abortion provider, a... Read more

Texas pro-life laws face sweeping legal challenge

Jun 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Dozens of pro-life laws in Texas are being challenged in a lawsuit claiming that they pose an undue burden on... Read more

A hospice that hurried death? Texas courts to weigh criminal charges

May 21, 2018

In a legal case that includes allegations of death-hastening drug use and falsified do-not-resuscitate orders, a former hospice executive has... Read more

Church leaders offer prayers after school shooting near Houston  

May 18, 2018

Church leaders voiced their closeness to victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, calling Catholics to... Read more

Texas bishops raise concerns about state pro-life group

Mar 1, 2018

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has suggested churches in Texas sever ties with pro-life group Texas Right to Life,... Read more

Near Texas-Mexico border, Catholics plan a community of encounter

Dec 28, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A partnership among the Diocese of Brownsville, businesses, and other community partners aims to create a self-sustaining space where area... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis grieved by 'senseless violence' of Texas church shooting

Nov 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the... Read more

Bishops welcome efforts to defend unborn child of undocumented teen

Oct 23, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Texas' bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented... Read more

Hurricane Harvey, as seen from NOAA GOES satellite over Texas, 10 am, Aug 25, 2017.

Cardinal DiNardo: Pray for everyone enduring Hurricane Harvey

Aug 26, 2017

The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.  Read more

Police line Caution tape.

Deaths in smuggler's truck 'completely senseless,' Texas archbishop says

Jul 23, 2017

The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio... Read more

Dome of the Texas State Capitol.

With united voice, thousands of Catholics visit Texas capitol

Apr 10, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas’ capitol in Austin, including  bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and... Read more

Texas must fund Planned Parenthood, federal judge rules

Feb 23, 2017

Amid the controversy over investigative videos appearing to show illegal activities at Planned Parenthood, a federal judge has temporarily barred... Read more

Why some Texas legislators want to limit the death penalty

Feb 3, 2017

One death sentence in Texas has prompted some legislators to rethink the state’s broad qualifications for the death penalty.  Read more

Decision (marriage, divorce, annulment). Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

In Texas legislature, second thoughts about 'no-fault' divorce

Jan 12, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to... Read more

Outside of the US Supreme Court House in Washington DC during the June 2015 ruling on the death penalty.

Supreme Court appears skeptical of Texas' death penalty standards

Dec 2, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man... Read more

Texas bishops: The death penalty is a pro-life issue

Oct 10, 2016

The abolition of the death penalty is “undeniably a pro-life issue” that would better serve society and lead criminals to... Read more