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Support Immigration Reform on National Call-in Day: November 1311 Nov

On Wednesday, November 13, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Frances Cabrini, a patroness of immigrants. On that day Catholics and others who support fair and just comprehensive immigration reform have an opportunity to raise their voices and speak up on behalf of immigrants living amongst us. Please use this TOLL-FREE phone number on […]
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“We are passing up Americans to breed more Mexicans to America.”14 Jun

Here’s a quote from one of our Faithful Citizens in response to a recent request to bring the message of Jesus to bear on the immigration debate by calling Kentucky’s two Senators and asking them to oppose amendments to S. 744 which are harmful to immigrants: I am not for amnesty, it’s not the time […]
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Advocacy Training Day Successful17 May

Nearly 50 priests, parish leaders, and diocesan staff gathered in Elizabethtown at St. James Parish for the first of two advocacy training session centered on discussions of the comprehensive immigration reform legislation moving through Congress. Patti Gutierrez, of the Owensboro diocese, reviewed the church’s powerful teaching regarding migrants and how we are called to welcome […]
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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 […]

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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 […]

Scholarship Tax Credits and Tax Reform
Most of you received emails or calls from legislators this session promising to include Scholarship Tax Credits in comprehensive tax reform.  I received similar commitments throughout the session.  Consequently, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the General Assembly passed a massive tax package that did not include Scholarship Tax Credits (or any other school […]

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