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Want a lasting marriage? » 10 Those four little words every spouse should say A true shepherd » 8 Remembering Cardinal George Vatican Notes » 6 Di erences between men and women is not the problem VOLUME XCI - NO. 15 | 115 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2015 | @DenverCatholic | | A public outcry over the violent attack of a Longmont woman and gruesome homicide of her unborn baby is driving lawmakers and the community to seek justice for the 7-month-old girl's life. A Boulder district attorney's decision not to charge 34-year-old suspect Dynel Catrece Lane with the murder of Michelle Wilkins's baby Aurora last month—a move Archbishop Samuel Aquila called a "trav- esty of justice"—prompted the community to rectify an absence of laws recognizing the unborn as victims of homicide. Parishioners are urged to contact lawmakers in support of the newly intro- duced fetal homicide bill, Senate Bill 268, which would allow perpetrators like Lane to be brought justice for the killing of innocent life. Jenny Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, said it's reprehensible that the law doesn't recognize two victims in the Longmont attack. Seeking to rectify a 'travesty of justice' Bill seeks to recognize baby Aurora as victim of crime BY NISSA LAPOINT 303-715-3138 | » 5 A candle- light vigil was held in March for Michelle Wilkins and her baby in Longmont. State law- makers are working to pass a law that would recognize baby Au- rora as the second vic- tim of the suspects' attack. PHOTO BY CLIFF GRASS- MICK/BOULDER DAILY CAMERA Special kids, special parents » 4 Meet families with more love than they know what to do with For a photo album from the special religious education Mass at the cathedral, visit ONLINE every spouse should say

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