Mission

Catholic social teachingThe Catholic Conference of Kentucky (CCK) was created in 1984 by the Roman Catholic bishops of Kentucky. Its mission is to represent the Church and the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses in public policy matters on both the state and federal level.

The Conference seeks to promote the common good for all Kentuckians. Catholic Social Teaching defines that broad term as the total of all conditions necessary—economic, political, material, and cultural—which allows all people to realize their human dignity and reach their full human potential.

In Kentucky, the staff works with the General Assembly, the governor, and state agencies, advocating for laws and policies that reflect Gospel values and the social teachings of the Church.

At the federal level, the Conference’s advocacy efforts focus on Kentucky’s eight Congressional members.

 

Latest news

Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

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