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Religious Freedom, Death Penalty, and Medicaid Expansion Top Stories in Fall WITNESS28 Nov

The Fall issue of WITNESS is available online. Follow this link to read all the articles. Featured articles speak about three of the issues we expect to focus on during the upcoming General Assembly: a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act; abolition of the death penalty and in its place use life without parole as the […]
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Support HB 145: End the Death Penalty for Severely Mentally Ill Persons06 Feb

The Catholic Conference has repeatedly called for the replacement of the death penalty with lengthy prison terms, including life without parole, for all defendants. Until lawmakers heed this call, the Conference has supported limiting the use of the death penalty in Kentucky. In 1992 the Conference was successful in ending the use of the death […]
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Kentucky Death Penalty System Flawed07 Dec

A team of respected members of the legal community in Kentucky released a report on  Wednesday, December 7, calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty because of the flaws found in its administration.  The comprehensive evaluation of all death penalty cases performed by an assessment team of Kentucky legal experts describes […]
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Pope Benedict XVI praises efforts to ban the death penalty30 Nov

Catholic News Service reports that during his weekly audience on November 30, Pope Benedict praised those who are working to abolish the death penalty. By Sarah Delaney Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI gave a special greeting of encouragement to delegations meeting in Rome — including a group from Illinois — […]
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Capital Punishment: The Death of Morality19 Oct

Kentucky’s bishops make their arguments for abolishing the use of capital punishment. Much of the opposition is based in Catholic theology, but also incorporates pragmatic social policy reasoning against capital punishment. Targeted for a teenage population, the video makes an excellent introduction to adults interested in the issue. Small group study guide available. Part 1 […]

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