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Things to do while visiting Denver

By Respect Life Denver Dec 15, 2021

WINTER EVENTS National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216 Rodeos, horse shows, livestock shows – Jan. 8 – 23, 2022 MUSEUMS  Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO 80401 Children’s Museum of Denver 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver CO 80211 Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver CO…

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Maria Elisa Olivas

By Respect Life Denver Sep 13, 2021

Maria Elisa Olivas is the Community Coordinator with the Respect Life Denver Office at Catholic Charities. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor’s in psychology with a special Bilingual Professionals Program. She has served as the Director of Religious Education for confirmands at Holy Rosary Parish and is a speaker for retreats organized with…

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Lynn Grandon

By Respect Life Denver Aug 30, 2021

Lynn Grandon is the Director of Respect Life Denver at Catholic Charities of Denver. She was the Founding Executive Director for the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa as well as Lighthouse Women’s Center in Denver, which is now Marisol Health. She also served as the Director of the Respect Life office for the Diocese…

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Join the #CelebrateLife2021 social media campaign

By Respect Life Denver Dec 10, 2020

Throughout January 2021, including the run-up to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, let’s Celebrate Life! It’s easy to join the campaign on social media. Create your own signs, messages, videos and memes, and repost others you like, with the hashtag #CelebrateLife2021 COVID-19 restrictions will preclude our gathering for a…

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‘You are the light of the world’

By Respect Life Denver Sep 11, 2020

#YESON115   By Lynn Grandon “You are the light of the world” The numbers 9 – 11 still unsettle our hearts and will always be a reminder of a horrific day in our history. It was horrific because of the large number of innocent human lives lost by unexpected acts of violence – that everyone…

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Mothers share their stories of pregnancy complications

By Respect Life Denver Aug 21, 2020

Pressured Teen Mother “I was a young mom on Medicaid. I was told that my baby had a Down Syndrome diagnosis, so I was given counseling for an abortion. They said, “You can get rid of it.” I was naïve and asked, “How can you get a baby that big out of you?” When she…

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How to have a conversation about Prop. 115 and late-term abortion in Colorado

By Respect Life Denver Aug 19, 2020

  Respect Life Denver realizes that discussing the topic of abortion is difficult, particularly in the context of an election year. Below are some ways to engage family, friends and neighbors about Proposition 115, which will be on the Nov. 3 ballot in Colorado. Are you registered to vote in Colorado? If not, here’s how…

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Supreme Court’s abortion decision highlights need for Coloradans to act

By Respect Life Denver Jun 29, 2020

“The assault on women and the unborn continues with the Supreme Court’s decision on the Louisiana abortion law that would have required doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at their local hospitals,” said Deacon Geoff Bennett, Vice President of Parish and Community Relations at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver. “This decision…

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Late-term abortion ban will be on Nov. 2020 ballot in Colorado

By Respect Life Denver Jun 8, 2020

BIPARTISAN BAN IS CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Denver, Colorado June 8, 2020) – Volunteers with Due Date Too Late/Initiative 120 turned in more than 180,000 total signatures to the Secretary of State, and have exceeded the minimum 124,632 verified signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. Secretary of State Jena Griswold notified…

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Corporal Works of Mercy — in a pandemic?

By Lynn Grandon May 21, 2020

Visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, etc. How can we do these things with social distancing restrictions? It is possible! Handing out “to-go” meals is working at our shelters instead of communal meals. We still can “visit” the sick and our beloved elderly and isolated by offering encouraging phone calls and “face timing” with those…

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