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Jul 4, 2020 - 03:58 pm .- The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican ethnic slur in its campaign against the reelection of pro-life state Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Jun 17, 2020 - 10:04 am .- The Supreme Court stayed the execution of a man in Texas after the state’s Department of Corrections refused to allow a Catholic priest to be with him in the final moments of his life.
Apr 24, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The controversy over whether Texas abortion clinics must comply with coronavirus-related emergency orders to halt elective surgeries statewide has now been rendered outdated by a new executive order allowing some surgeries to take place.
Apr 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Chemical abortions in Texas will continue during the coronavirus pandemic after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined to overturn a lower court’s order.  
Mar 31, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A Texas order prohibiting most abortions during the novel coronavirus pandemic is temporarily back in effect, after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a stay on a federal district court ruling on Tuesday.
Mar 31, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Federal judges in Texas, Alabama, and Ohio on Monday halted state rules that would limit or halt entirely abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” for unborn children.
Jan 27, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- A study of statistics from Texas suggests that since 2016, judges in the state were less likely to grant permission to minors to procure abortion without their parents’ consent than in previous years.
Jan 18, 2020 - 06:01 am .- The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott not to participate in the federal refugee resettlement program.
Dec 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- Catholic leaders in Texas offered prayers following a deadly shooting at a Christian church on Sunday morning.
Sep 17, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Last week the Austin City Council voted to provide funding for costs associated with abortion, a move that was protested by the city's bishop when it was proposed in August.
Aug 4, 2019 - 04:35 am .- Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio, asking for prayers.
Jul 30, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- Federal agents have joined the investigation of a fire that ravaged and destroyed a 125 year-old landmark Catholic Church in central Texas on Monday.
Jun 22, 2019 - 08:01 am .- Three priests have filed suits against the Diocese of Corpus Christi and its bishop, claiming that they were wrongfully included in a list of clerics credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor within the diocese.
May 15, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Officers executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 am local time.
Apr 5, 2019 - 12:17 am .- The state of Texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber, following a Supreme Court decision that halted the execution of a Buddist man who was denied the presence of his chaplain.
Mar 29, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the San Antonio City Council for potential First Amendment violations. The council voted last week to disinvite Chick-fil-A from opening a store in the city-owned airport based on the religious beliefs of Chick-fil-A’s executives.
Mar 7, 2019 - 04:52 pm .- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist had a problem.
Feb 27, 2019 - 05:34 pm .- The reputed migration emergency is ultimately not about people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but about caring for the disadvantaged and the difficulties migrants and asylum seekers face in their efforts to reach safety, Archbishop Gustavo-Siller of San Antonio has said.
Feb 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The Consolidated Appropriations Act would provide $1.3 billion in funding for the construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border but contains a list of five specific places where these funds cannot be used to build a wall, the third of which is the site of La Lomita Chapel. 

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