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Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law13 Oct

In the ongoing U.S. Senate race, both candidates have accused the other of supporting “amnesty” for “illegal immigrants” and of not upholding the rule of law. Immigration is a complex issue, and the laws governing it are even more complex. Political campaigns, at least in our day, are not well-suited to serious debates about complex […]
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New Speeches and Homilies Being Added to CCK Website01 Oct

The Public Witness page of the CCK website features numerous speeches, homilies, letters, and testimony from the bishops and CCK staff on a wide range of issues over the past several years. Two new items have recently been added. Archbishop Kurtz, in his capacity as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered […]
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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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A Window Of Opportunity to Reform Our Immigration System21 Aug

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky, which includes the four bishops who shepherd the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Dioceses of Covington, Owensboro and Lexington, is continuing to push federal lawmakers to fix the broken immigration system that breaks apart families, allows abuse by unscrupulous employers, and forces people into the shadows where they are denied […]
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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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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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