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Bishops Respond to Marriage Ruling29 Jun

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, striking down all state marriage laws that did not allow for marriages between persons of the same sex. Following the ruling, the Archbishop of Louisville, Joseph Kurtz, in his capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued […]
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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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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]

Scholarship Tax Credits for KY Families
  The first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up on Saturday with the passage of several bills.  HB 162 was filed by House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney and SB 102 was filed by Senator Ralph Alvarado.  SB 102 was co-sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson […]

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