Catholics by the thousands joined their bishops who lead the state's 15 dioceses at the Texas Capitol as one voice advocating for a number of issues as legislators met April 4.
Adjunct secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture Bishop Paul Tighe spoke as part of a panel at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) called "Compassionate Disruption."
New Texas burial laws: Texas Catholic bishops and the state's Catholic cemeteries are working together on efforts to provide a proper burial for children lost to abortion. Effective Dec. 19, new state regulations from the Department of State Health Services require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a health care facility or abortion clinic.
Houston-area prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against two anti-abortion activists indicted for using illegal government identifications to secretly film a Texas Planned Parenthood facility.
Paulist Fr. Ed Nowak agrees with the University of Texas motto: “What starts here changes the world.” He is the director of the University Catholic Center.
AUSTIN, Texas -- One of two anti-abortion activists indicted for using a fake government ID to aid secret filming inside Planned Parenthood facilities appeared in court Feb. 3.
GSR Preview: Responding to an increase of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border, the federal government selected three temporary shelters in December to house immigrant children.
Advocates are calling on the Obama administration to release three Syrian families held in Texas detention centers, after immigration officials denied their parole request last week.
The Texas Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Monday that temporarily blocks Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics that would force many of them to close.
The Texas law requires the clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers when performing abortions. Other provisions of the law, such as requiring abortion doctors to have hospital privileges and prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks gestation, were not affected.
The move to apply for licensing puzzled activists and attorneys who wondered if this is an attempt to comply with an agreement that states that unaccompanied minors may not be held in unlicensed facilities.