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Immigration Reform Debate Hits the Senate Floor10 Jun

For the next several weeks debate about comprehensive immigration reform will center on the U. S. Senate as it takes up S. 744 and begins to vote on amendments offered by members of both parties. This bi-partisan bill contains much that the Catholic Conference and the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops can support. Like […]
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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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More Questions and Answers About Immigration Reform01 May

Questions like those in the past two posts and in the material below provides a preview for our discussions during the two training sessions scheduled for May 16 and May 23. Registration is necessary because we don’t want anyone to go without lunch. To register visit here and sign up. To send a postcard to […]
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Two More Questions About Immigration and Our Church’s Thoughts23 Apr

Does the Church have the right to speak out on immigration reform, which is largely a political issue? All public policy issues—abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, poverty reduction, marriage and family, and immigration reform—have both political and moral aspects to them. The Church is well within her rights to speak out on public policy issues […]
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Why the Church Speaks About Immigration16 Apr

Very soon now the country will embark on a debate about one of the most important issues the nation faces: how to reform a broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented workers live in the country, thousands of employers need low-skilled workers, families have been waiting for years for relatives to join them, citizen children watch […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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