The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) applaud today’s action by the Board of Regents that will provide tuition relief for more Arizona high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants and are seeking to enroll in our public universities. Today’s action allows these students, as well as other Arizona high school graduates who have
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference wish to express their solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement dated November 14, 2018 regarding protection for the children and families from Central America arriving at the U.S./ Mexico border.
(Download as a PDF) The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference wish to again express our continued solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) about the critical need to protect immigrant children and families seeking safety from violence by keeping them together. Many of those coming to our borders are fleeing starvation,
Download as a PDF Yesterday’s (April 23) deeply troubling jury decision related to the Border Patrol agent stationed in the Nogales area, who fired multiple shots across our border with Mexico, killing a 16-year-old boy on October 10, 2012, raises serious issues of justice and accountability. While we are privileged to live in a nation
The Catholic Bishops of Arizona and New Mexico reiterate our strong and unwavering support for DACA youth so they do not have to live in fear of deportation.
En vista de la creciente tensión y especulación sobre el futuro de la Acción Deferida para los Llegados desde Niños (DACA), los Obispos Católicos de Arizona y Nuevo Mexico quieren reiterar su sólido y comprometido apoyo para los jóvenes de DACA, para que no vivan en miedo de ser deportados. Estos jóvenes entraron al país como niños y deben tener la oportunidad de quedarse en nuestro país para ser educados aquí y tener la oportunidad de ejercer sus dones en beneficio de nuestra nación.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2017 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Historic Wins Achieved for Arizona Catholic Conference Legislative Agenda On May 10th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 122 days in session. In total, almost 1,200 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 400 of them set to become law.
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 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