Transportation is available:
Buses will depart from St. John Paul II High School (3036 Saratoga Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78415) at 6 a.m. on the day of the event. Buses will leave Austin by 3 p.m.Event is free of charge and includes Lunch. To reserve your seat contact Nellie Serna at 361-882-6191 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click to view the 2017 Advocacy Day Schedule
Agenda for the 85th Texas Legislative Session:
Made in the image of God, all of our social obligations and rights flow from the inherent value of human life. The Catholic Church teaches that human life is intrinsically valuable and should be protected from conception to natural death; including the calls to end abortion, prevent euthanasia, stop the destruction of human embryos, and oppose cloning.
The Church supports legislation that promotes strong, stable and healthy families. The Catholic Church recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children and supports the freedom of parents to choose a school for their children with a safe, productive learning environment, and rejects the notion that a parent’s address and income level should determine a child’s educational or child care opportunities.
Health care is essential for the proper development of life. Justice demands that medical and behavioral health care be easily available for all. Particular care must be offered to those who have special needs because of age, addiction, physical or mental disability.
Catholics derive our special concern for the immigrant from the many biblical accounts of immigration. The Catholic Church supports immigration reform that is merciful, charitable, and compassionate to those here simply working for a better life, while also recognizing the legitimate responsibility of the federal government to maintain control of our nation’s borders.
The Catholic Church has always served the poor and the vulnerable by providing services and advocating for the public good. In difficult economic times, those unable to help themselves are in particular need of society’s compassion. We call on state leaders to craft a balanced approach to addressing the social and economic needs, including adequately funding essential public services.
Ours should be a just and compassionate society committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our communities while encouraging the merciful forgiveness and rehabilitation of criminal offenders. We support reform to the state’s criminal justice system that ends the death penalty, provides for the compassionate treatment of prisoners, and encourages rehabilitation and forgiveness for those re-entering society.
Jennifer Carr Allmon, Executive Director | Jennifer@txcatholic.org |