Texas Immigration Bill Will Likely Face Legal Challenge

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, is expected to sign an immigration bill that would make it a state crime to cross into Texas from Mexico. Catholic organizations including the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops have opposed the legislation.

Texas Bishops Welcome Stay of Execution for Mother on Death Row

Soon after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution for death row inmate Melissa Lucio on April 25, the bishops of Texas commended her religious conversion while lamenting a flawed justice system that resulted in her “dubious” conviction.