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

Latest news

Bishops Respond to Marriage Ruling
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, striking down all state marriage laws that did not allow for marriages between persons of the same sex. Following the ruling, the Archbishop of Louisville, Joseph Kurtz, in his capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued […]

School Choice is a Bipartisan Issue
School choice is often characterized as a conservative cause.  Yet, this is not the case.  Both Republicans and Democrats have recognized the value of empowering parents to choose the best educational environment for their children.  Members of both political parties understand that the current system is unjust because access to a quality education is often […]