ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2023 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP Session Overview After spending 204 days in session, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on July 31st, making it the longest session in history. In total, nearly 1,800 pieces of legislation were introduced with 205 bills signed into law and 143 of them vetoed which set a state record.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 2022 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP Session Overview After spending 166 days in session, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die on June 25th. In total, over 2,000 pieces of legislation were introduced with over 300 of them now set to become law. Several significant bills supported by the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) were thankfully passed into
The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference reflect on Catholic Social Teaching in light of the 2020 Election.
ARIZONA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BISHOPS’ STATEMENT OPPOSING THE LEGALIZATION OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 207 Consistent with our long-standing position, the Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference remain opposed to the current initiative (Proposition 207) to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona. While we are concerned for several reasons, our opposition is
DECLARACIÓN DE LOS OBISPOS DE LA CONFERENCIA CATÓLICA DE ARIZONA QUE SE OPONEN A LA LEGALIZACIÓN DE LA MARIHUANA RECREATIVA Vote No en la Proposición 207 De acuerdo con nuestra posición de siempre, los Obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona nos seguimos oponiendo a la iniciativa actual de legalizar el uso recreativo de la
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.
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.
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
ARIZONA CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ STATEMENT ON DECISION OVERTURNING MARRIAGE AMENDMENT October 17, 2014 A recent court ruling has overturned Arizona’s law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Today’s action overturns the will of Arizona voters and reflects a misunderstanding of the institution of marriage. For centuries, marriage has been recognized as
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 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
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!
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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