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
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.
Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference Statement on Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders
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.
Declaración de los Obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona Sobre las Ordenes Ejecutivas en Inmigración y Refugiados
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
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 Syrian Refugees
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
Arizona Catholic Conference 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up
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
Arizona Catholic Conference 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2014 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Pro-Life and Conscience Battles Continue On April 24th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 1:46 a.m. after spending 101 days in session. Like last year, the number of bills introduced was somewhat lower than normal with just over 1,300 pieces of legislation
Arizona Catholic Conference 2013 Legislative Wrap-Up
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2013 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP By Ron Johnson Arizona Catholic Conference Governor Brewer Signs Significant Bills Helping the Poor On June 14th, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 12:59 a.m. after spending 151 days in session. While there were fewer bills introduced this year than usual, the legislative session still went long
Bishops Encourage all to Speak up About Immigration Legislation Now
Comprehensive immigration reform, so needed, has remained elusive for years now. The pattern of past debates is clear. Immediately, sides form and positions harden. Emotions flare and disagreements persist; gridlock sets in. Politicians lose their nerve, become cautious and step back. We have been there several times already since President Reagan signed a legalization bill
Arizona Catholic Bishops’ Statement on Federal Court Lifting SB 1070 Injunction
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Arizona Catholic Bishops’ Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on SB 1070
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Arizona Catholic Conference 2012 Legislative Wrap-Up
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!
Arizona Catholic Conference 2011 Legislative Wrap-Up
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.
Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on 2011 Legislative Concerns
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Arizona Roman Catholic Bishops’ Statement on U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s Ruling on SB 1070
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.