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Pope Benedict XVI and ‘the moral structure of human rights’11 Jun

Chapter six in John L. Allen, Jr.’s The Rise of Benedict XVI is entitled “Battling a ‘Dictatorship of Relativism’.” That phrase – “dictatorship of relativism” – was voiced by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in his homily on April 18, 2005, the opening day of the Conclave following the death of Blessed John Paul II. Allen comments […]
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As Lent Ends, the Hope of Resurrection Begins: Urge Congress To Hear The Cry Of The Poor02 Apr

Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke? Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning […]
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Who Speaks for Creation?24 Dec

by Fr. John S. Rausch Judy Bonds had her eyes opened the day her 6-year old grandson scooped up dead fish floating in the creek by her house.  Something terribly wrong happened to the water due to the mine runoff originating from the coal preparation plant above Marfork Hollow where her family had lived for […]
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Kentucky Death Penalty System Flawed07 Dec

A team of respected members of the legal community in Kentucky released a report on  Wednesday, December 7, calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty because of the flaws found in its administration.  The comprehensive evaluation of all death penalty cases performed by an assessment team of Kentucky legal experts describes […]
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Pope Benedict XVI praises efforts to ban the death penalty30 Nov

Catholic News Service reports that during his weekly audience on November 30, Pope Benedict praised those who are working to abolish the death penalty. By Sarah Delaney Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI gave a special greeting of encouragement to delegations meeting in Rome — including a group from Illinois — […]

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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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