In light of recent and expected federal executive orders, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) reaffirm our commitment to accompanying and supporting the vulnerable in our society, including immigrants and refugees.
En vista de las recientes y esperadas órdenes ejecutivas federales, los obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC) reafirmamos nuestro compromiso con el acompañamiento y apoyo a los más vulnerables de la sociedad, incluyendo a los inmigrantes y refugiados.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BISHOPS’ STATEMENT OPPOSING THE LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA June 30, 2016 The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference oppose the campaign to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona because it is harmful to both children and families in Arizona. Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana sends a message to children
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2016 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Arizona Catholic Conference Has a Very Successful Legislative Session On May 7th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 5:45 a.m. after spending 117 days in session. In total, almost 1,400 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 400 of them becoming
Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Governor Ducey Signing Pro-Life Bills The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference are grateful for the passage of the pro-life bills (SB 1474 and SB 1485) that were signed into law today by Governor Doug Ducey. These bills include a proposal to prohibit the sale of aborted babies or their
Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Syrian Refugees In the wake of the tragic loss of innocent life taken by terrorist actions in Paris, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) understand the increasing hesitation on the part of our government and American citizens to receive Syrian refugees into the United States. While our
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
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
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
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. SB 1318 is a simple bill that better protects taxpayers