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|04/26/12||Social ministries, Colorado Catholic Conference aided by ACA
April 25, 2012 - Two ministries impacted by the annual Archbishop's Catholic appeal are: Regina Caeli Clinical Services (RCCS), a comprehensive, psychological service ministry of Catholic Charities, and the Colorado Catholic Conference.... [read more]
|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]
|03/21/12||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]
|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]
|02/15/12||THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE: HHS and soft totalitarianism
Feb. 15, 2012 - The Obama administration's recently-announced HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) regulations, which would require Catholic institutions to subsidize health insurance coverage that provides sterilization, abortifacient drugs and contraceptives, should be located within the context of the administration's three-year-long effort to define religious freedom down.... [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]
|02/13/12||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]
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