Preserving the Hyde Amendment and Protecting the Vulnerable Protecting the vulnerable, especially innocent human life, should always be a primary goal of the government. As Congress prepares to vote on funding priorities for the coming year, we are encouraged that attention is being paid to assisting vulnerable populations in many different ways. Unfortunately, however,
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2021 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Session Overview After one of the longest sessions in history, the Arizona Legislature finally adjourned sine die on June 30th after spending 171 days in session. In total, approximately 1,900 pieces of legislation were introduced with over 400 of them now set to
The Arizona Catholic Conference is grateful that Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law an important bill (HB 2575) improving religious accommodations for dying patients in hospitals.
5 de mayo de 2021 | PDF Los obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC) agradecen al gobernador Doug Ducey por haber promulgado un proyecto de ley muy importante (HB 2575) que mejora las acomodaciones religiosas para pacientes moribundos en los hospitales. Durante la pandemia, demasiadas personas han muerto sin la asistencia espiritual o
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference reflect on Catholic Social Teaching in light of the 2020 Election.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE2020 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron JohnsonArizona Catholic Conference Session Overview The 2020 Arizona Legislative Session has been called both the busiest and the slowest legislative session in Arizona history. Without a doubt, it was the most unusual session. Before adjourning sine die on May 26th, the session was already famous for having the most pieces
We are grateful that the importance of religious liberty was recognized today by the Arizona Supreme Court in the case of Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2019 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Session Overview On May 28th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 134 days in session. In total, more than 1,300 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 300 of them set to become law. Fortunately, some very significant bills supported
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference stand in solidarity with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on religious liberty.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2018 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Session Overview On May 4th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die after spending 116 days in session. In total, more than 1,300 pieces of legislation were introduced with just over 300 of them set to become law. Of particular note is the fact