Austin, Texas, Apr 10, 2017 / 15:58 pm
Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas' capitol in Austin, including bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and discuss legislation under consideration.
"It's important that we present a united voice," Helen Osman, communications consultant for the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, told CNA April 10.
"It took many hours of coordination, but the Texas legislators knew that the Church was present in the Capitol on April 4 – and we were there not in self-interest, but for the good of all citizens in the state of Texas," she added.
"Our motivation – to speak on behalf of the vulnerable and the poor, for human life and dignity – gives our voice a gravitas that many special interest groups lack."