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

2019 Session Wrap-up
With the governor’s signing and vetoing of several bills earlier this week, the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly has come to an end. To all of those who took the time to call and email your representatives and senators, made visits to legislators, attended Catholics @ the Capitol events, and remembered the […]

Bishops Applaud Ruling on Ultrasound Law
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky applaud Thursday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Beshear. The statute in question was passed to ensure women have access to unbiased and medically sound information about abortion procedures and the unborn child in the womb before making an […]

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