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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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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 […]

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 […]

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