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 Terry Simonton, State Deputy
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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