HONORING FATHER LAWRENCE W. ``BILL'' CARMODY
(Extensions of Remarks - April 21, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 62 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E561]
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              HONORING FATHER LAWRENCE W. ``BILL'' CARMODY

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                           HON. DOUG LAMBORN

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 21, 2016

  Mr. LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Father 
Lawrence W. ``Bill'' Carmody, beloved priest of the Colorado Springs 
Diocese and tireless warrior for the unborn. He passed away on February 
23, at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.
  A Colorado native ordained in 1990, Father Carmody faithfully served 
the Colorado Springs area for more than 25 years. In 1995 he was named 
the pastor of Corpus Christi Parish. Later, Father Carmody led the 
movement to found St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security, where he 
also served as pastor. St. Dominic's is the largest Catholic church in 
the Colorado Springs area.
  Father Carmody was also a devoted leader of the pro-life movement. He 
led the Diocese's Respect Life Office, dedicated to the promotion of a 
greater understanding of the Church's teachings to respect life in all 
its phases. For over a decade, Father Carmody lovingly celebrated mass 
every week outside a local abortion clinic. In 1994, he introduced the 
Project Rachel program in Colorado Springs. The Project Rachel program 
is dedicated to helping those suffering after an abortion. Father 
Carmody called his work with the Project Rachel program as the ``most 
profound experience I have as a priest--watching people heal from what 
they believe is an unforgiveable sin and find God's forgiveness.''
  Father Carmody was truly a great man who spent his time on earth 
defending life and lovingly ministering to those our Heavenly Father 
entrusted to his care. He touched the lives of many while living out 
his calling to serve the Colorado Springs community. I pray that his 
legacy continue to be an inspiration to all of us in the years to come.

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