Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Catholic pro-lifers concerned about Texas abortion restrictions

Monday, September 20th, 2021
CBS News

Texas’s newly enacted “heartbeat law” is “not the way” to advance the cause, say many Catholic pro-lifers. The law deputizes private citizens to enforce its anti-abortion regime and offers $10,000 cash incentives as a sweetener to do so. Catholic pro-lifers and leaders of pro-life organizations who otherwise support the law’s aim to curb legal abortions, Read more

Bishops commend court for stay of execution of mentally ill man

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Catholic bishops in Texas, USA, thanked a federal appeals court for issuing a stay of execution for a mentally ill inmate. Scott Panetti was due to be executed just hours before the stay. “The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops today expressed appreciation to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for granting a stay of execution Read more

Unaccompanied child immigrants

Friday, July 4th, 2014

On Christmas Eve, 1991, I was preparing to celebrate Mass. I was at Casa Romero, a hospitality center for refugees set up by the Diocese of Brownsville in response to a massive number of Central Americans fleeing violence by heading north to the USA. Because I had some time before we were supposed to start Read more