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|03/27/12||Hundreds protest HHS mandate at religious liberty rally
March 28, 2012 - Hundreds stood on the west side of the Capitol midday March 23 in Denver in conjunction with 139 other cities that participated in the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom.... [read more]
|03/27/12||Catholics, ‘all people of faith’ urged to pray for religious liberty
WASHINGTON (CNS)—The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics and “all people of faith” across the nation to join them in prayer and fasting for religious freedom and conscience protection.... [read more]
|03/27/12||THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE: The differences the Pill has made
March 28, 2012 - Mary Eberstadt is my friend, but I’ll risk charges of special pleading and self-plagiarism by quoting my endorsement on the dust jacket of her new book, Adam and Eve after the Pill (Ignatius Press).... [read more]
|03/21/12||Pope's visit to Mexico and Cuba reminds us how precious religious freedom is
March 21, 2012 - This Friday, Pope Benedict XVI travels to Guanajuato, Mexico and then to the Republic of Cuba, to pray and worship with millions of Mexican and Cuban Catholics. Both Cuba and Mexico have long and rich histories of Catholic evangelization and identity. Both countries have known persecution. With 52 percent of Catholics in northern Colorado hailing Latino heritage, this visit can be a moment of celebration and encouragement.... [read more]
|03/21/12||HHS: Day of Fasting on Friday, March 30
March 21, 2012 - Bishop Conley reminds us that our prayers and fasting are the most powerful way to protest threats to our religious freedom. He invites you to join him and Catholics throughout the country in a Day of Fasting on Friday, March 30.... [read more]
|03/21/12||HHS: Contact your State Senator this week: Ask for their SUPPORT of 'Senate Memorial SM 003'
March 21, 2012 - "Senate Memorial 003" will memorialize Congress to enact the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” (H.R. 1179 and S. 1467), and will urge the President of the United States to protect religious liberty. The Memorial will be heard in the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on Monday, March 26, 2012, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Contact your State Senator and members of the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee and ask them to SUPPORT SM 003.... [read more]
|03/21/12||HHS: This Friday, March 23 at noon: local rallies join nationwide 'Rally for Religious Freedom'
March 21, 2012 - This Friday, March 23 beginning at 12:00 p.m. (local time), citizens throughout the country will participate in a Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom to Stop the HHS Mandate. Colorado is hosting two rallies: one in Akron (at Federal Courthouse, 150 Ash Ave.) and one in Denver (on West Steps of the State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue). For more information, visit http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com.... [read more]
|03/20/12||HHS: An Open Letter from the Denver Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
March 21, 2012 - President Obama’s new mandate to force religious institutions to pay for oral contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacients is first and foremost a violation of religious freedom; but as physicians, we think it is also bad for women’s health and bad medicine for the following reasons...... [read more]
|03/16/12||HHS: US Catholic Bishops launch prayer campaign for religious liberty
March 16, 2012 - The US Bishops Conference is calling for a nationwide prayer campaign for protection of religious freedom and conscience rights. In a March 14 statement titled “United for Religious Freedom,” they wrote: “Prayer is the ultimate source of our strength—for without God, we can do nothing; but with God, all things are possible.”
Click here to download a new "Prayer for Religious Liberty" and other resources.... [read more]
|03/15/12||Downloadable prayers for religious liberty
March 15, 2012 - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released a series of prayer resources, in both English and Spanish. The “Mary Immaculate Prayer” seeks the intercession of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, as she is the Patroness of the United States of America.
Additional, separate prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe, to St. Thomas More, for formation of conscience, for the faithful, for the protection of conscience rights, for our nation, for our leaders and for religious liberty are all available for download by clicking here.... [read more]
|03/13/12||BISHOP CONLEY: Let us conquer injustice by our fasting, penance and sacrifice
March 14, 2012 - Many bishops in the United States are asking Catholics to fast for an end to religious perseution, on Friday, March 30. I will be fasting that day. I invite you to join me.... [read more]
|02/28/12||HHS: Correcting myths regarding HHS contraceptive mandate
Feb. 29, 2012, WASHINGTON (CNS)-Exaggerations and outright misrepresentations about the Department of Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate have been appearing in White House 'fact sheets' and mainstream media. Here are some of the more frequently cited claims and the facts to counter them.... [read more]
|02/23/12||UPDATE ON HHS: Open Letter to Catholics, from President of U.S. Catholic Bishops
Feb. 23, 2012 - Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop William E. Lori, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, released the following letter to Catholics throughout the country.
The letter offers a comprehensive update on the situation surrounding the HHS Birth Control Mandate, and urges all Catholics to fervently continue the fight for religious freedom.
Read the letters by clicking on links below:
To send message to your legislators, visit www.usccb.org/conscience.... [read more]
|02/23/12||ATTENTION WOMEN: SIGN THIS LETTER! 'Here We Are: Women who stand in favor of religious liberty'
Feb. 21, 2012 - Dr. Helen M. Alvaré & Kim Daniels invite all women who stand in favor of religious liberty, and who wish to offer a competing voice in the HHS mandate discussion surrounding sex, marriage, and family life, to visit www.womenspeakforthemselves.com. Signatures have been flooding in since it's public release.... [read more]
|02/21/12||In crisis: The state of marriage
|02/15/12||HHS Mandate: What is Natural Family Planning?
Feb. 15, 2012 - It's not the Rhythm Method. It's not Catholic-approved birth control, either! It's so much more than that! It's liberating, life-giving and the best investment you can make in your marriage. Learn more about it at http://foryourmarriage.org/what-is-natural-family-planning/... [read more]
|02/14/12||STATEMENT BY Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Denver: We stand with bishops on HHS Mandate
Feb. 14, 2012 - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver stands with Bishop Conley, Cardinal-elect Timothy Dolan, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in their opposition to the February 10th “accommodation” proposed by the Obama administration regarding the recent Health and Human Services mandate.... [read more]
|02/14/12||HHS Mandate: KNUS Talk Radio interviews Denver chancellor J.D. Flynn
Feb. 14, 2012 - Archdiocese of Denver Chancellor J.D. Flynn joined Congressman Bob Beauprez on 710 KNUS News Talk Radio in Denver, to discuss the latest updates to the HHS Birth Control mandate. Listen here: www.archden.org/hhs/KNUS.Radio.JDFlynn.FULL.mp3... [read more]
|02/14/12||HHS Mandate: Bishops renew call to legislative action on religious liberty
WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2012) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the following statement regarding recent changes to the HHS mandate. In short, the USCCB states that the regulatory changes announced Feb. 10 remain limited and unclear and that rescission of the mandate is the only complete solution. They urge Catholics to call for passage of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.... [read more]
|02/14/12||HHS Mandate: Bishops correct White House's claim that Catholic Church never supported health care reform
WASHINGTON (Feb. 14, 2012)—The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, said in a press briefing at the White House on February 13, “...I would simply note with regard to the bishops that they never supported health care reform to begin with...”
“This is not the case,” said Bishop Stephen Blaire, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).... [read more]
|02/13/12||HHS Mandate: Tips on writing effective messages to your legislator
The Colorado Catholic Conference offers these tips on how to compose effective messages to your local and national legislative representatives.... [read more]
|02/12/12||What the Church Teaches about Contraception and Why
Feb. 12, 2012 - Read an excellent homily delivered by Deacon Bob Finan of the Archdiocese of Denver, delivered at Denver's Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.... [read more]
|02/06/12||Six things everyone should know about the HHS mandate
WASHINGTON (Feb. 6, 2012) — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers the following clarifications regarding the Health and Human Services regulations on mandatory coverage of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs.... [read more]
|02/06/12||HHS Mandate: Denver's Holy Ghost Parish appears on PBS’ ‘The News Hour’
|02/03/12||Responding to White House claims about HHS mandate
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2012) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following response to the February 2 post on the White House blog.... [read more]
|02/03/12||HHS Mandate: Fox Business National Network interviews Bishop Conley
Feb. 3, 2012 - Fox Business Network's Eric Bolling of "Follow the Money" interviewed Most Rev. James Conley, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Denver, about the HHS mandate. Watch the archived video at: http://youtu.be/RXRqBJ8N_UU.... [read more]
|01/25/12||BISHOP CONLEY: 'The Bell is Tolling'
Jan. 25, 2012 (This article was reprinted by the Denver Post on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012) - On Fri., Jan. 20, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that most religious institutions – including Catholic hospitals, schools and social service agencies – would not be exempted from a federal government requirement that employee health plans must provide free contraceptives. The announcement was a death knell for religious liberty in the United States.... [read more]
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