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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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Time to pass just and compassionate immigration reform07 Jan

Many dioceses throughout the nation are observing this year’s celebration of National Migration Week. The primary theme of this year’s celebration is  “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.” This year’s National Migration Week observance and theme commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and […]
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Court Upholds Affordable Care Act; U. S. Bishops Will Seek to Fix the Flaws in the Law28 Jun

Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems In a 5 – 4 decision handed down today, the U. S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For nearly a century, the Catholic bishops of the United […]
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Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona’s harsh immigration law; one key element remains.25 Jun

BISHOPS GREET SUPREME COURT DECISION ON IMMIGRATION WITH HOPE, CAUTION The long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of SB 1070, the Arizona law that was meant to drive immigrants from that state came down today. The Washington Post reports the following: The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for […]
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White House grants DREAMers relief from deportation16 Jun

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky joins with Bishop Jose H. Gomez in welcoming the decision of the President Obama to grant deferred action on deportation for youth who were under age 15 when their parents brought them into the country. On behalf of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, he wrote: “Many of these […]

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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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