Social concerns committee

Social Concerns CommitteeCalled by the example of service and compassion from the life of Jesus, the CCK Social Concerns Committee strives to make concrete the gospel values in public and social life. CCK’s Social Concerns Committee is a statewide advisory committee to the Kentucky Roman Catholic Bishops that advances the Church’s social justice doctrine. The CCK Social Concerns Committee’s responsibilities include

  • identifying and analyzing public policy social doctrine issues and recommending positions on these issues that promote the life and dignity of the human person; family, community and participation; human rights and responsibilities; the needs of the poor and vulnerable; solidarity; and care for God’s creation
  • serving as a resource to the CCK executive director on social concerns public policy issues

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Nonpublic Schools Hold Key to Resolving Education Budget Cuts
A new study by the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities revealed that Kentucky has cut per-student investment in K-12 schools by 11.4 percent between 2008 and 2015 after accounting for inflation.  This problem is especially significant in poorer school districts, which have been unable to make up for lost funding with local resources. Failing to adequately invest […]

Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law
In the ongoing U.S. Senate race, both candidates have accused the other of supporting “amnesty” for “illegal immigrants” and of not upholding the rule of law. Immigration is a complex issue, and the laws governing it are even more complex. Political campaigns, at least in our day, are not well-suited to serious debates about complex […]

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