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Bishops Elect New President; Issue Unanimous Special Message on Health Care Law14 Nov

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is very happy to announce that its Board chairman, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, is the new president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Conference already benefits from his leadership and pastoral sensitivities and now others will also benefit from them. His support for issues regarding human life and […]
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Promoting the Sanctity of Life with Courage, Compassion, and Civility28 Jan

(This article, written by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz appeared first in the Courier-Journal on Sunday, Jan. 27 2013.) In 1973, when I was not quite one year a priest, I wrote my first letter to the editor.  The Supreme Court decision, Roe versus Wade, had been issued.  My letter cried out for the needs of […]
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Informed Consent Legislation Fails; House Leaders’ Commitment to Bishops Broken16 Apr

On March 28, HB 274, as amended by the Senate with the informed consent language of SB 102, was received in the House and sent to the Rules Committee. Three days remained in the legislative session, more than enough time to bring the bill to the floor of the House for concurrence. Only one thing […]
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Still Time To Pass Pro-Life Bill In House Chamber; Ask House Leaders to Honor Their Word05 Apr

The law is not the only means of protecting life, but it plays a key and often decisive role in affecting both human behavior and thinking. Those called to civil leadership, as Pope John Paul II reminds us, “have a duty to make courageous choices in support of life, especially through legislative measures.” –Gospel of […]
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Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops Urge Government to Honor the Constitution09 Feb

UPDATE – February 13, 2012 – For up-to-date information on what the bishops are saying about the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that infringes on the right of the Church to practice our faith, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Use the link below to write Congress and […]

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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice
The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]

KY House Passes Educational Choice Bill for Public and Certain Non-Public School Families
House Republicans recently combined Education Opportunity Account legislation with another bill, HB 563, that deals with enrollment at public schools, and considered the combined bills for a vote today. But the new HB 563 initially prohibited Catholic school and other non-public school families from receiving tuition assistance. Thankfully, Rep. Matt Lockett put forth a floor […]

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