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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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Capital Punishment and the Culture of Life19 Oct

By Fr. Ronald Ketteler Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, 1995), the “signature” encyclical of Pope John Paul II, emphatically places the preeminent evils of abortion and euthanasia at the center of the struggle between the “culture of life” and the “culture of death.” These radical assaults on the fundamental right to life, however, are […]
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CCK cosponsors training to equip pastoral leaders to advocate for death penalty abolition12 Oct

The Catholic Conference along with the Kentucky Council of Churches and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, are hosting a one-day event to provide religious leaders who oppose the death penalty tools to advocate for its abolition.

 Your help is essential if we are to have a great turnout. There are already 21 […]
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‘It Could Happen To You’: The Harold McQueen Story11 Oct

These videos are of a personal interview with death-row inmate, Harold McQueen, Jr. 72 hours before his 1997 execution in Kentucky’s electric chair. Viewers taken through a life destroyed by alcohol and drug abuse. Mr. McQueen delivers a powerful testimonial detailing the consequences of untreated chemical dependency. A small group study guide is available too. […]

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2018 Elections
On November 6, 2018, Kentuckians will cast votes for every seat in the state House of Representatives and several seats in the Senate. The candidates that prevail will begin their work as legislators in January for the 2019 term of the Kentucky General Assembly.  You have an important role to play in this process.  Legislators […]

Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act Draws Increasing Support
Earlier this morning, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (Lexington) held a press conference announcing her decision to pre-file the Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act, in advance of the 2019 General Assembly. Joined by Reps. Melinda Prunty (Belton) and Kim Moser (Taylor Mill), and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Kerr leads a bipartisan coalition attempting to […]

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