Still Be Faithful Citizens

The elections are over, bills are being drafted, and before we know it, the 82nd Texas Legislative Session will be here. This year’s Texas House general election results have left Capitol observers and advocates scrambling to rethink their strategy and priorities. As a part of this post-game analysis several people have contacted the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Texas, to ask how the election results affect its approach to the upcoming session.
 
“For us, the answer is simple: we will continue to advocate for the fullness of the Bishops’ legislative agenda,” said Jennifer Carr Allmon, Associate Director of the Texas Catholic Conference. “In the same way that we don’t get involved in recommendations for the election, we also don’t make predictions about the fate of our issues based on the election outcomes. Keeping in mind the instructions of St. Paul to Timothy (2 Tim 4:1-5), we will be persistent in season and out of season, whether convenient or inconvenient, to fulfill our ministry of proclaiming church teaching to the people of Texas. We congratulate all the election winners and we look forward to working with them this session. We thank the legislators who are moving on for their service.”
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