St. Thomas More Society

Dallas, TX

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The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas, Texas, is open to Catholic lawyers, judges, public servants and officials active in the legal profession, and all individuals who are interested in the relationship between the Catholic faith and the law.

The purpose of the Society is to encourage Catholic lawyers within the diocese of Dallas to live a Christian vocation by sanctifying their daily work. To that end, the Society sponsors the annual Red Mass, monthly meetings (September through May), social hours, continuing legal education, and other activities.

Together, we ask God to bless, strengthen, and enlighten all servants of the law, and all people of faith, so that in solidarity and mutual trust we may achieve justice and freedom for society. 

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The goals of the Society, which were adopted by the Directors on June 22, 2010, are:

  • to stimulate the practice of Christian precepts in the formulation and administration of the law;
  • to be a source of fellowship for our members and other lawyers in the diocese;
  • to promote and foster high ethical principals in the legal profession generally and, in particular, in the community of Catholic lawyers, as exemplified by the life of St. Thomas More;
  • to encourage the study of the life and writings of St. Thomas More;
  • to promote the study of the Natural Law and its application to the legal profession;
  • to sponsor the annual Red Mass; and
  • to encourage interfaith understanding and brotherhood.
    The Society is a charitable organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  It is led by a Board of Directors appointed by the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 


    OFFICERS

    Constance R. Ariagno, President

    Bennett Rawicki, VP Membership

    Paul B. Hunker, VP Programs

    Jeffrey S. Turner, Treasurer

    Fr. Paul Weinberger, Chaplain

     

    DIRECTORS

    Constance R. Ariagno

    William S. Dahlstrom

    Elizabeth L. Einhorn

    Charles R. Helms

    Paul B. Hunker III

    Patrick J. McLain

    Michael Murray

    Stephen C. Rasch

    Bennett Rawicki

    Mike Regitz

    Rose L. Romero

    Nicholas Sarokhanian

    John Tancabel

    Jeffrey S. Turner

    David R. Upham

    Rene Valle

    Rebecca L. Visosky

    Fr. Paul Weinberger


    The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas is open to Catholic attorneys and others interested in the intersection of faith and law.  Its purpose is to encourage Catholic lawyers within the diocese of Dallas to live a Christian vocation by sanctifying their daily work.  The St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Dallas is a Non-Profit Corporation and tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(3).

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