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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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Major Victory for Religious Freedom19 Dec

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a major victory in the fight to protect the First Amendment rights of religious organizations. The case, one of the first to be filed over the HHS preventive services mandate requiring coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs, had been dismissed by lower courts […]
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Catholic universities, others sue to protect religious liberty22 May

UPDATE, May 24: Archbishop Kurtz has sent a letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Louisville explaining the need for the lawsuits at this time: These lawsuits have been filed to challenge an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference. […]
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Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops Urge Government to Honor the Constitution09 Feb

UPDATE – February 13, 2012 – For up-to-date information on what the bishops are saying about the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that infringes on the right of the Church to practice our faith, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Use the link below to write Congress and […]

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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice
The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]

KY House Passes Educational Choice Bill for Public and Certain Non-Public School Families
House Republicans recently combined Education Opportunity Account legislation with another bill, HB 563, that deals with enrollment at public schools, and considered the combined bills for a vote today. But the new HB 563 initially prohibited Catholic school and other non-public school families from receiving tuition assistance. Thankfully, Rep. Matt Lockett put forth a floor […]

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