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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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 […]

“Brutality of the Death Penalty Disregards Human Dignity”
The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday evening clearly demonstrates the horror associated with the use of this punishment in the United States. In a prepared statement Archbishop Paul Coakley said: The execution of Clayton Lockett really highlights the brutality of the death penalty, and I hope it leads us to consider […]

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