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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Archbishop’s Kurtz’s Address at Fancy Farm
Here is a video of Archbishop Joseph Kurtz’s opening address at the 134th St. Jerome Picnic in Fancy Farm, KY, on August 2, 2014. Special thanks to the former Executive Director of CCK, Fr. Pat Delahanty, for recording and sharing this.

Oppose S. 2578’s Unprecedented Attack on Conscience and Religious Freedom
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores that the HHS contraceptive mandate cannot be used to force a family business to provide coverage for drugs and devices that violates the family members’ religious convictions. The Court relied on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed […]

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