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Oct

17

Arizona Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Decision Overturning Marriage Amendment

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON DECISION OVERTURNING MARRIAGE AMENDMENT  October 17, 2014 A recent court ruling has overturned Arizona’s law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Today’s action overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage. For centuries, marriage has been recognized as […]

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Oct

9

Arizona Catholic Conference Voters Guide 2014 (General Election)

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The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Diocese of Tucson, the Diocese of Gallup, and the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix. The ACC is a non-partisan entity and does not endorse any candidates. Download a PDF version of the Arizona Catholic Conference Voters […]

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Jul

29

Arizona Catholic Conference Voters Guide 2014 (Primary Election)

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The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is the public policy arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, the Diocese of Tucson, the Diocese of Gallup, and the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix. The ACC is a non-partisan entity and does not endorse any candidates. The ACC Voter’s Guide is meant solely to provide […]

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Jun

30

USCCB Statement on Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Decision – (6/30/14)

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  To read the USCCB statement on Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” decision click here.

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May

15

Arizona Republic: ‘What if Arizona repealed the death penalty?’

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Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted was recently asked by The Arizona Republic to weigh in on the use of the death penalty, responding to the question: “What if Arizona repealed the death penalty?”

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May

14

Arizona Catholic Conference 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up – (5/13/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2014 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference  Pro-Life and Conscience Battles Continue  On April 24th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 1:46 a.m. after spending 101 days in session. Like last year, the number of bills introduced was somewhat lower than normal with just over 1,300 pieces of legislation […]

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Apr

17

Legislative Update – (4/17/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (04/17/14) Governor Brewer Signs Important Pro-Life Bill  There was very good news this week when Governor Brewer signed important pro-life legislation (HB 2284) into law. HB 2284, which was sponsored by Representative Debbie Lesko, will now allow for the same type of unannounced inspections of abortion clinics as any other […]

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Mar

28

Legislative Update – (3/28/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (03/28/14) Big Win for School Choice School choice received a big win last week when the Arizona Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to the State’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Because the Court of Appeals had already ruled in favor of the ESA program, this decision now puts […]

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Mar

7

Legislative Update – (3/7/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (03/07/14)  House Approves Important Pro-Life Bill  On Tuesday, the Arizona House of Representatives approved one of the most important pro-life bills of the legislative session (HB 2284) by a vote of 34-22.  HB 2284 is a proposal that, among other things, would allow unannounced government inspections of abortion clinics, just […]

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Feb

27

Legislative Update – (2/27/14)

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ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (02/27/14) Religious Freedom Bill Dies  On Wednesday, legislation relating to religious liberty (SB 1062) was vetoed following a week of extremely intense, if not misleading, rhetoric. Religious liberty is an important concept upon which our country was founded. In Arizona, we also have a proud tradition of supporting religious liberty […]

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