Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Statement Regarding the Decision Made by the Boy Scouts of America
UPDATED (8/8): The position of the Catholic Church is guaranteed in the Scout Law in that any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the Law of God and the virtues of Scouting. Members must demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Consequently, there will be no change in the existing relationship between the Diocese of Dallas and the Boy Scouts of America. As long as parishes retain the right to select its troop leaders that live lives in accordance with Catholic teaching, churches in the diocese will continue to charter BSA troops.

Statement Regarding the Decision Made by the Boy Scouts of America

UPDATED (8/8): The position of the Catholic Church is guaranteed in the Scout Law in that any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the Law of God and the virtues of Scouting. Members must demonstrate behavior that exemplifies the highest level of good conduct and respect for others and is consistent at all times with the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Consequently, there will be no change in the existing relationship between the Diocese of Dallas and the Boy Scouts of America. As long as parishes retain the right to select its troop leaders that live lives in accordance with Catholic teaching, churches in the diocese will continue to charter BSA troops.



On Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights: ‘Participation in Political Life Is A Right and Moral Obligation’ State U.S. Bishops
The U.S. Supreme Court decision June 25 striking down part of the Voting Rights Act "necessitates legislative action to assure that no one is denied their right or obligation to participate in public life by voting or speaking out," said Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity.

On Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights: ‘Participation in Political Life Is A Right and Moral Obligation’ State U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Supreme Court decision June 25 striking down part of the Voting Rights Act "necessitates legislative action to assure that no one is denied their right or obligation to participate in public life by voting or speaking out," said Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity.



Cardinal Dolan: Latest HHS Rule being studied, time extension appreciated
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 110-page ruling on its health care mandate requires time for analysis, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Dolan also expressed gratitude for the five-month extension on implementing the complex proposal.

Cardinal Dolan: Latest HHS Rule being studied, time extension appreciated

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 110-page ruling on its health care mandate requires time for analysis, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Dolan also expressed gratitude for the five-month extension on implementing the complex proposal.



Supreme Court Ruling Called “Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation”
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell joins his brother bishops from around the country in calling the U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.”

Supreme Court Ruling Called “Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation”

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell joins his brother bishops from around the country in calling the U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.”



Questions and Answers Regarding the Catholic Church’s Position on Immigration
The Catholic Church believes that the current U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be reformed in all aspects, or, comprehensively. The Church has taken a position on immigration because, besides being an economic, social, and legal issue, it is also a humanitarian one, and, ultimately has moral implications. Read more about the Church's stand on immigration and immigration reform.

Questions and Answers Regarding the Catholic Church’s Position on Immigration

The Catholic Church believes that the current U.S. immigration system is broken and needs to be reformed in all aspects, or, comprehensively. The Church has taken a position on immigration because, besides being an economic, social, and legal issue, it is also a humanitarian one, and, ultimately has moral implications. Read more about the Church's stand on immigration and immigration reform.