Listen to Bishop Olmsted's reflection on Saint Mother Teresa
In order to better educate voters the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) has just released its 2016 Voter’s Guide for the upcoming Primary Election.
Con el objetivo de educar mejor a los votantes, la Conferencia Católica de Arizona (ACC, por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado su Guía para los Votantes 2016 correspondiente a las próximas elecciones primarias.
Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares on Police Officer Shootings in Dallas
We are stunned and heartbroken over the tragically violent events that occurred in Dallas Thursday night, and we implore the Arizona community to join us in praying for those law enforcement officers whose lives were lost, for the police officers and civilians who were injured, and for the two men killed earlier in the week in officer-related shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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.
Declaración de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Arizona en Oposición a la Legalización de la Marihuana para Uso Recreativo
Los obispos de la Conferencia Católica de Arizona se oponen a la campaña para legalizar el uso recreativo de la marihuana en Arizona por considerarla dañina tanto para los niños como para las familias de Arizona.
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Woman’s Whole Health v. Hellerstedt. Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for pro-life communications at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the loss.
The chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed disappointment in relation to the June 23 per curiam ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas, in which some states are challenging immigration guidelines issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security, relating to the DAPA and expanded DACA programs.
Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings
We join the Holy Father in encouraging the faithful to pray for the victims, families and first responders for those involved in the tragic events of the Orlando mass shootings. We express our profound condolences for the victims of this senseless act of terror. May all those involved know the compassion and mercy of our Lord, Jesus Christ.