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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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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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Death Penalty – Important Hearing Next Week!
Next week presents a great opportunity to express your support for ending the use of capital punishment in Kentucky. On Friday, July 6, the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Commitee on Judiciary will be holding a hearing on the death penalty, including a 30 minute presentation by Representatives Jason Nemes and Chad McCoy on why the death […]

KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families
Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

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