The recently-enacted Texas Heartbeat Law (SB 8) which prohibits abortion after a child’s heartbeat is detected, marks an important step toward recognizing the innate human dignity of our unborn brothers and sisters.
The Holy Father now leaves it to the diocesan bishop to moderate the celebration of Holy Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962. With this letter I formally convey the manner by which I am implementing the directives of Traditionis Custodes within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a petition for Catholics, asking Congress to maintain the Hyde Amendment and similar provisions for the current budget. This petition can be found at NoTaxpayerAbortion.com. The USCCB will present all signatures to Congress in advance of a final vote on the federal budget. I urge all Catholics to join me in reaching out to the U.S. Congress today.