Freedom of Conscience: A Pastoral Statement from the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference – (7/26/12)
I. Introduction Today in our state and elsewhere in our nation, healthcare professionals and institutions find themselves struggling to preserve their rights of conscience, especially in matters that would involve the taking of human life. The right to follow one’s religious beliefs and moral convictions is being compromised, undermined, and increasingly disregarded today by those […]
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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!
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference are grateful that Governor Jan Brewer has signed HB 2625 into law.
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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Bishops Kicanas and Olmsted offer their prayers in the wake of the tragic shooting that took place on January 8, 2011, in Tucson.
Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement Reiterating Opposition to the Death Penalty – (10/1/10)
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.
Arizona Roman Catholic Bishops’ Statement on U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s Ruling on SB 1070 – (7/28/10)
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.