Colorado’s Catholic bishops are vocally opposing vaccine mandates, saying vaccination is not “morally obligatory” despite the high covid-19 death toll and citing their anti-abortion stance and their skepticism of government mandates related to “personal conscience.”
Denver Bishop Tells Politicians To Reject Communion Due to Stances on Abortion & ‘Other Issues’ But Won’t Specify Other Issues
In an opinion article published last weekend, Denver’s Catholic archbishop wrote that for years he’s been urging Catholic politicians not to take Communion if they hold “immoral political positions,” not just on abortion but “other issues” as well.
Denver’s Archbishop Says Abortion “Isn’t Political” Then Condemns Biden & Pelosi for Being Pro-Choice
This morning, the Denver Archdiocese held a “Respect Life Mass” at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception to “remember the anniversary of Roe v. Wade” and condemn abortion and end-of-life euthanasia.
Colorado’s Catholic Bishops doubled down on their longstanding support for repealing the death penalty, issuing a news release Friday commending the Colorado Senate for passing the repeal bill (by a 19-13 vote) and thanking state Senate sponsors Julie Gonzales (D-Denver), Jack Tate (R-Centennial) and Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo), and “all the other senators who supported this important legislation.”
In endorsing a partial abortion ban targeted for Colorado’s November election ballot, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila denounced abortion in sweeping terms yesterday at the annual Celebrate Life rally in Denver, saying, “Only the persons whose consciences are dead, who have no conscience, can participate in [abortion].”
Priest Now Says He Wasn’t Representing the Catholic Church When He Testified Against Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors
With Colorado Gov. Jared Polis planning to sign legislation next Friday banning licensed therapists from trying to turn gay youth into heterosexuals, a priest, who said he was “representing the Catholic Church” when he testified in March against the conversion-therapy ban, is now saying he testified “on my own behalf.”
The Colorado Catholic Conference, an organization representing the state’s Catholic bishops, is urging parishioners to “call or email their elected officials” to urge them to support legislation outlawing the death penalty in Colorado.
Overwhelming ‘Love And Support’ For High School Student Who Spoke Out Against Catholic ‘Conversion Therapy’ Initiative
A Denver high school student, who’s Catholic and gay, has received “overwhelming” messages of “love and support,” after his opinion article, objecting to a Catholic-Church initiative to “heal” LGBTQ people, went viral.