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May

15

Arizona Catholic Conference 2012 Legislative Wrap-Up – (5/15/12)

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On May 3, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 8:25 p.m. after spending 116 days in session. While there were many items of historical significance this year, including the celebration of Arizona’s Centennial, perhaps the most significant item is that the 2012 legislative session can be called the best session ever for pro-life and religious freedom issues!

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May

11

Statement on Governor’s signing of Religious Liberty bill – (5/11/12)

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The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference are grateful that Governor Jan Brewer has signed HB 2625 into law.

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May

3

Arizona Catholic Conference 2011 Legislative Wrap-Up – (5/3/11)

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On the 100th day of the legislative session, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 5:25 a.m., making it one of the shortest sessions in recent years. Before its completion, however, the 2011 legislative session featured a number of monumental achievements, especially with regard to pro-life legislation.

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Mar

28

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement Opposing the Death Penalty – (3/28/11)

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Feb

22

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ statement on 2011 legislative concerns – (2/22/11)

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Jan

10

Arizona Catholic Bishops pray for victims in wake of recent shootings – (1/10/11)

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Bishops Kicanas and Olmsted offer their prayers in the wake of the tragic shooting that took place on January 8, 2011, in Tucson.

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Oct

1

Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement Reiterating Opposition to the Death Penalty – (10/1/10)

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In light of the increasing possibility that Arizona will soon begin conducting new executions, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference want to reiterate our continued opposition to the use of the death penalty.

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Jul

28

Arizona Roman Catholic Bishops’ Statement on U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s Ruling on SB 1070 – (7/28/10)

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We, the Roman Catholic Bishops in Arizona, commend Judge Susan Bolton for enjoining some of the more problematic provisions of SB 1070.

We hope that reaction to her ruling will be expressed only in peaceful and legal ways.

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May

1

Arizona Catholic Conference 2010 Legislative Wrap-Up – (5/1/10)

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On Thursday, April 29th the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 109 days in session. While much of the legislative session again focused on addressing Arizona’s growing budget problems, by the end, immigration became the most publicized and controversial issue of the year.

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Apr

19

Statement from Religious Leaders Opposing SB 1070 – (4/19/10)

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As leaders of many faith communities in Arizona we want to share with you the common serious concerns that we all have with respect to SB 1070 and the potentially negative impact we believe it could have on our great state.

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