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April 16, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS. A proposed bill that would have defined abortion as a fundamental right in Colorado died in the Senate after a late-afternoon hearing at the State Capitol.

The bill proposed "to prohibit a state or local policy that denies or interferes with an individual's reproductive health care decisions or a state or local policy regarding reproductive health care that is inconsistent with, or that denies or interferes with access to information based on, current evidence-based scientific data and medical consensus."

However, the Colorado Catholic Conference, the legislative arm of the state's Catholic bishops, released an analysis April 8 that shows the bill is not quite what it appears to be.

"This is a radical bill that would create a 'fundamental right' to abortion among other things defined as 'reproductive health care' in this bill," Jennifer Kraska, the conference's executive director, said last week.

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By THE COLORADO CATHOLIC HERALD
COLORADO SPRINGS. A proposed bill that would have defined abortion as a fundamental right in Colorado died in the Senate after a late-afternoon hearing at the State Capitol.

The bill proposed "to prohibit a state or local policy that denies or interferes with an individual's reproductive health care decisions or a state or local policy regarding reproductive health care that is inconsistent with, or that denies or interferes with access to information based on, current evidence-based scientific data and medical consensus."

However, the Colorado Catholic Conference, the legislative arm of the state's Catholic bishops, released an analysis April 8 that shows the bill is not quite what it appears to be.

"This is a radical bill that would create a 'fundamental right' to abortion among other things defined as 'reproductive health care' in this bill," Jennifer Kraska, the conference's executive director, said last week.

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April 16, 2014  |  Read story...
By ANNA MARIA BASQUEZ
DENVER. In a state known for hosting some of the largest college campus pro-life weeks in the nation in recent years, more than 1,000 pro-life supporters on Tuesday attended a prayer rally hosted by Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila at the state Capitol to oppose a law that would open doors to blocking pro-life legislation and potentially loosen parental notification requirements for girls and women seeking abortions.

The bill is on the calendar for second readings today, April 16, and has been scheduled for 5 p.m.  

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BISHOPS' LETTER TO LEGISLATORS.
CLICK HERE TO READ ARCHBISHOP AQUILA'S OPEN LETTER.
CLICK HERE TO READ REGIS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S LETTER TO LEGISLATORS.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF SB 175.
April 16, 2014  |  Read story...
By BILL HOWARD
[UPDATED 4/15/14 6:30 p.m.]

COLORADO SPRINGS. The three Catholic bishops of Colorado sent letters on April 14 to state legislators calling for opposition to a bill aimed at defining abortion as a fundamental right in the state of Colorado.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE BISHOPS' LETTER TO LEGISLATORS.

CLICK HERE TO READ ARCHBISHOP AQUILA'S OPEN LETTER.
CLICK HERE TO READ REGIS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S LETTER TO LEGISLATORS.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF SB 175.

The bill, SB 175, was introduced by state senators Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) and Jeanne Nicholson (D-Georgetown) and state representatives Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield) and Mike McLachlan (D-Durango). It was passed on a 4-3 party line vote by the Democrat-majority Senate Health & Human Services Committee on April 10 and now moves on to the Senate Floor. The hearing was scheduled for April 15 but was pushed back until April 16. Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila led a prayer vigil at 3 p.m. at the Capitol on April 15.
April 14, 2014  |  Read story...

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By PAT WELSH
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By CHRISTOPHER WEST
The season of Lent is upon us and Catholics around the world are embracing various forms of fasting and abstinence in preparation for the holiest week of the year. But why do we fast? How does saying no to food or other bodily pleasures actually increase our love for God?
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By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.
En algún momento a mediados del final del siglo II, un discípulo cristiano desconocido escribió A Diogneto, sobre la vida y costumbres de los cristianos perseguidos en el imperio romano.
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