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Jun

26

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage ‘A Tragic Error’ Says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The […]

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Jun

26

Decisión Del Tribunal Supremo Sobre Matrimonio Es Un ‘Error Trágico’ Dice Presidente De Conferencia De Obispos Católicos

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June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON—La decisión del 26 de Junio, de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de los Estados Unidos, que interpreta que la Constitución de los Estados Unidos exige a todos los estados proveer licencias y reconocer el “matrimonio” de personas del mismo sexo es un “error trágico que daña el bien común y a […]

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Apr

17

Arizona Catholic Conference 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up – (4/17/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2015 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference  Arizona Legislature Completes Shortest Session in Many Decades  On April 3rd, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 3:37 a.m. after spending 81 days in session. The session was extremely fast paced and was the shortest in nearly 50 years. In total over […]

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Mar

30

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Governor Ducey Signing Pro-Life Bill

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The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference are grateful for the passage of pro-life legislation (SB 1318) signed into law today. We applaud this effort to make sure that Arizona insurance plans under the federal health care exchange do not include coverage for elective abortions.

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Feb

27

Legislative Update (2/27/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/27/15)  Session Deadlines Result in the Demise of Problematic Bills  Many problematic bills have now missed the deadline to receive a committee hearing in their house of origin and largely can be considered dead. There are other maneuvers to bring legislation to life any time until the session is over, […]

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Feb

19

Breaking News Update (2/19/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BREAKING NEWS UPDATE  Senate Passes SB 1318 Late this afternoon, the Arizona Senate passed SB 1318 on a 17-12 vote.  SB 1318 would protect taxpayers from subsidizing elective abortions by clarifying that they cannot be included in insurance plans under Arizona’s federally operated health exchange.  This measure is now headed to […]

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Feb

18

Action Alert: Please Ask Your Senator to Support SB 1318 (2/18/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE ACTION ALERT  Please Ask Your Senator to Support SB 1318  The Arizona Senate will soon be voting on significant pro-life legislation designed to protect taxpayers from paying for abortions.  Specifically, SB 1318 clarifies that elective abortions cannot be included on Arizona’s federally-run health care exchange.  Please take a minute to ask […]

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Feb

13

Legislative Update (2/13/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/13/15) ACC Supported Bills Move Forward This was a busy week for bills supported by the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC). It also featured a last minute flurry of legislation being introduced as the filing deadline has now arrived for both chambers. On Monday, following testimony from the ACC, the House […]

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Feb

9

Legislative Update (2/06/15)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/06/15) School Choice Bills Advance The pace of the legislative session gained steam this week with an increase in the number of bills being heard in committee. This week also saw the arrival of the bill filing deadline in the Senate, which resulted in the usual flurry of last minute […]

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Jan

30

Legislative Update (1/30/15)

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  ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (1/30/15)  Catholic Schools Rally a Huge Success!  This week was a very exciting and productive week for the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC). The Bishops met with a number of key elected officials over two days to discuss important issues including the sanctity of all human life and […]

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