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Oct 30, 2018 - 03:19 pm .- Four states, including Texas and Florida, are in the crosshairs of an anti-religious freedom funders’ network that coordinated the successful effort to recognize gay marriage in law.
Aug 23, 2018 - 04:43 pm .- A Texas priest under investigation for sexual abuse has disappeared, the Diocese of Dallas announced this week. Officials believe he may have fled to his native country, the Philippines.
Jun 20, 2018 - 01:26 pm .- The 23 bishops of Texas will not have to turn over emails and other communications to an abortion provider, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
Jun 20, 2018 - 01:04 am .- Dozens of pro-life laws in Texas are being challenged in a lawsuit claiming that they pose an undue burden on women, but a national pro-life group says abortion regulations are important for women’s health and safety.
May 21, 2018 - 08:00 pm .- In a legal case that includes allegations of death-hastening drug use and falsified do-not-resuscitate orders, a former hospice executive has admitted speeding the deaths of patients to boost the company’s profits.
May 18, 2018 - 01:22 pm .- Church leaders voiced their closeness to victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, calling Catholics to pray for all those affected.
Mar 1, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops has suggested churches in Texas sever ties with pro-life group Texas Right to Life, encouraging Catholic to volunteer with other pro-life groups in the state.
Dec 28, 2017 - 12:01 am .- A partnership among the Diocese of Brownsville, businesses, and other community partners aims to create a self-sustaining space where area residents can learn, play, find services, and meet others from different backgrounds.
Nov 7, 2017 - 06:15 am .- On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the weekend, offering his support and praying that such acts of meaningless violence would come to an end.
Oct 23, 2017 - 03:21 pm .- Texas' bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented teenager who is under federal custody in the state.
Aug 26, 2017 - 12:07 pm .- The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said.
Jul 23, 2017 - 09:26 pm .- The deaths of at least nine people due to heat in an alleged immigrant smuggler’s truck parked in San Antonio are an occasion for tears, prayers, and action to end such situations, the local archbishop has said.
Apr 10, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas’ capitol in Austin, including  bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and discuss legislation under consideration.
Feb 23, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- Amid the controversy over investigative videos appearing to show illegal activities at Planned Parenthood, a federal judge has temporarily barred Texas from denying Medicaid funding to the abortion provider.
Feb 3, 2017 - 02:53 pm .- One death sentence in Texas has prompted some legislators to rethink the state’s broad qualifications for the death penalty.
Jan 12, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to dissolve a civil marriage.
Dec 2, 2016 - 02:11 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a death penalty case that could determine the fate of a man whom lawyers say is intellectually disabled.  
Oct 10, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- The abolition of the death penalty is “undeniably a pro-life issue” that would better serve society and lead criminals to penitence, the Texas bishops have said.
Sep 27, 2016 - 07:45 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Diocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for Lubbock, Texas.
Aug 10, 2016 - 05:23 pm .- In Texas, two scheduled executions could kill innocent men, Catholic and other Christian leaders have warned.