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By Alfredo, Membership Director
Posted Jul 01, 2014
ONE MEMBER, PER COUNCIL, PER MONTH
It’s July 1st.  Welcome to a new fraternal year in the Knights of Columbus of the Texas State Council.  July 1st marks the beginning of a new fraternal year.  It is also the first day that we should start our recruitment efforts.  Don’t wait or put it off, start your recruiting, now.  July 1st also means that all counters are set back to zero and we have to start anew.  Good or bad, it is gives us the opportunity to start all over again.  It gives us hope.
By Diego Pena, State Advocate
Posted Jun 09, 2014
Resolving Differences Charitably
Like any parent, when it comes to my children’s sports teams, I am not an objective observer.  I vividly recall attending one of my son’s high school basketball games with my daughter who was about nine years old at the time.
By Douglas Oldmixon, State Treasurer
Posted Mar 30, 2014
Founders Day Remarks
Address to 7th Annual Dallas Diocesan Corporate Communion at Guadalupe Cathedral
By Diego Pena, State Advocate
Posted Feb 24, 2014
Supreme Advocate’s Officers’ Desk Reference
For those of us who joined the Order prior to the gadget era (e.g. smart phones, tablets), the “Bibles of the Order” were always (a) the Laws of the Order and (b) Roberts Rules of Order.
By The Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio
Posted Jan 29, 2014
The Choir of Life
On one of San Antonio’s recent cold winter days, I found myself at a traffic light beside a playground.  It was empty, the swings only being pushed slightly by an uncomfortable wind.  I realized in the solitude of that moment how much the world needs the life and laughter that only children can give.
By The Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio
Posted Apr 20, 2013
“Responsible citizenship is a virtue and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”
Every two years, when the Texas legislature meets, the Texas Catholic Conference organizes a day of Faithful Citizenship in action, Catholic Advocacy Day.  On Tuesday, April 10th, the State Capitol Building was occupied by more than 1200 members of the Catholic faithful, each bringing a message of life and justice to those men and women who have been given the privilege of elected leadership.
By Doug Oldmixon, State Advocate
Posted Jan 05, 2011
Property Tax Law Change Affects Home Corporations
(This is a reprint of an article that first appeared in September 2009. Councils are urged most strongly to take advantage of this beneficial law, qualify any home association for a property tax exemption and use the resulting funds to maximize the impact of the council’s charitable works and donations. Assistance is still available for those who need it.)
By Doug Oldmixon, State Advocate
Posted Nov 12, 2009
Masons & Felons
A timely reminder on these two issues: A man cannot be a Mason and a Knight of Columbus simultaneously. The Church has held for several centuries that the tenets of Masonic ritual are incompatible with Catholic Church teachings. In 1983, the Vatican reiterated: “The Church’s negative judgment in regards to Masonic associations remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden.

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