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VOLUME XCI - NO. 17 | 115 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | MAY 9-15, 2015 | @DenverCatholic | | Catholic adventures » 4 Camp brings kids closer to Christ D r. Tom Newman wheeled himself to the microphone before a commit- tee of state lawmakers and a crowd at the Capitol, who were gathered to listen to heart-wrenching testimony of personal trials and passionate views on both sides of physician-assisted suicide. The doctor, who said he is a cancer sur- vivor and uses a wheelchair, testifi ed at the Capitol for the fi rst time in February. He told lawmakers the destructive legislation would confuse the meaning of "death with dignity," especially for the disabled like his son, who died of ALS. "This bill dignifi es suicide because it redefi nes it," he said Feb. 6. "The words 'death with dignity' is a ploy. It's a politi- cal marketing tool … to sell to the public the comforting idea of physicians' tacit approval of suicide given by lethal means." After 11 hours of testimony from the public, lawmakers defeated the bill. It was a victory for life and example of the critical role parishioners like Newman, of Risen Christ Parish, play in the political process at the state Capitol, said Jenny Kraska, executive OUR VOICES MAKE A DIFFERENCE Vocations » 10 Archdiocese will soon have fi ve new priests Confi rmation » 9 Archbishop to discuss restored order of sacraments Faithful citizens tip scales at Capitol BY NISSA LAPOINT 303-715-3138 | » 5 Lawmakers meet during a legislative session at the Capitol. PHOTO BY MANUEL MARTINEZ/DENVER POST Tune in » 8 How radio might save your soul John Paul II and America » 14 E– ects of his papacy still felt

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