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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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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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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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Scholarship Tax Credits for KY Families
  The first week of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up on Saturday with the passage of several bills.  HB 162 was filed by House Education Committee Chairman Bam Carney and SB 102 was filed by Senator Ralph Alvarado.  SB 102 was co-sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Mike Wilson […]

General Assembly Week 1 Recap
The first five days of the 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly are behind us, and a number of bills of interest to CCK have already advanced. You may click on the links below to read the bills and find the roll call votes to see how your senator and representative voted. HB […]

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