Tag Archive | "Death penalty"


“Brutality of the Death Penalty Disregards Human Dignity”01 May

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 […]

Death Penalty Bills Awaiting Action in Committee03 Mar

Bills to repeal the death penalty are lingering in their respective chambers’ Judiciary Committees. Senate Bill 77 sponsored by Sen. Gerald Neal and House Bill 330 sponsored by Rep. David Floyd both deserve a hearing. In addition to these bills, Senator Neal filed Senate Concurrent Resolution 131 which calls for a complete study of the […]

Conservative voices growing louder in opposition to death penalty11 Apr

In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we are happy to find new voices concerned about ending the death penalty in the U. S. and especially in Kentucky. A recent video posted on YouTube features Michael Janocik, a Kentuckian from the Louisville area who is a member of St. Michael Parish in the Archdiocese. Since […]

Taking Easter Seriously? Visiting Prisoners? Welcoming Strangers?09 Apr

It is a time of Easter joy and here are a couple of opportunities to put faith into practice, to celebrate the life Jesus won for us by his death and resurrection. To help you celebrate we are happy to announce the following two events designed to give you the tools you need to advocate […]

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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Register Now! Catholics @ the Capitol 2018
Catholics @ the Capitol will be held on February 13, 2018. This is a great opportunity to connect with your legislators, especially if you have not done so before or if you often feel unprepared to reach out to your representatives. CCK staff will provide a full morning briefing on the main issues of concern for […]

Health Care Summit CANCELED
Please note that the CCK Health Care Summit, planned for October 26, has been canceled. We received an unusually low number or RSVPs and will be working to determine what conflicts existed and how to avoid them in the future.