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Bishop Olson joint opinion column calls for reforming Texas education
March 29, 2023
Bishop Michael Olson joined Leo Linbeck III, board chair of Families Empowered and Seton Education Partners, in an opinion column published Thursday in the San Antonio Express-News in calling for reform of the Texas education system by urging Texas legislators to pass parental choice legislation.
Catholic school parents and parents of Catholic students in parish religious education programs, as well all Catholics in the Diocese, please read the Bishop's opinion column and please contact your legislator to tell them you favor parental choice and to urge you legislator to vote for the parental choice legislation.
Bishop Olson urges Catholic community to support school choice legislation
March 20, 2023 - Bishop Michael Olson in a video joins the Catholic bishops of Texas in supporting school choice legislation now before the Texas Legislature. Please take a moment to watch Bishop Olson’s message about school choice.
Memo on Holy Communion from Bishop Olson
August 18, 2022
Bishop Michael Olson states he believes it prudent to continue the March 12, 2020 practice of receiving Holy Communion only under the one species of the Consecrated Host. He reminds the faithful that the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1377) teaches that “Jesus Christ is truly present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ." Please click the link below to read the complete memorandum.
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Revised COVID-19 guidelines for parishes and gatherings outside of Mass
July 29, 2022
Very Rev. Jonathan Wallis, Vicar General of the Diocese of Fort Worth, has issued a new memorandum to priests, deacons, center, and parish staff, which revise the COVID-19 guidelines for parishes and gatherings outside of Mass. Please view the link below for complete guidelines.
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