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Public Policy

The Texas Catholic Conference is the Official Public Policy Voice of the Catholic Bishops of Texas.The official position of the Texas Catholic Conference is determined by a vote of the regular members of the Board of Directors. Public policy statements may be initiated by the Board members or by any delegate to the General Assembly. 

The public policy issues addressed by the Conference include institutional concerns of the Catholic Church and issues related to Catholic moral and social teachings. Use the links below to learn more about our public policy priorities and work. 

Our Issues

Protecting Human Life

Children and Families

Justice for Immigrants

YFL prayer at abortion clinic school-choice-rally ochoa-border-mass copy
Youth pray for the defense of unborn
life outside an abortion clinic as part of a
Pro-Life Boot camp 
Texans gather for School Choice
 at the Capitol 
Bishop Ochoa celebrates Mass at
the Texas-Mexico border

The Poor & Vulnerable

  Health & Human Services

   Criminal Justice   


Christus GH Healthy Living Mobile Clinic

 Bishop Vásquez and members
of the Wimberly
Knights of
Columbus unload donations
for victims of the Bastrop fire
The Christus Foundation's Healthy
Living Mobile Clinic provides healthcare
 to communities in need
Cardinal DiNardo administers the 
sacrament of confirmation to an
inmate at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville 


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Phone: (512) 339-9882   •   Fax: (512) 339-8670 
Physical Address: 1600 North Congress Avenue, Suite B, Austin TX 78701
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13285, Austin, TX 78711
The Texas Catholic Conference is the association of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas. We accredit the state's Catholic Schoolsmaintain records that reflect the work of the Church in Texas, and represent the Bishops in the public policy sphere.