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Pope Francis and School Choice11 Apr

By: Andrew J. Vandiver In his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis addressed issues related to marriage and the family. The document has received a great deal of media coverage and it will shape the way that the Church discusses these issues moving forward.  One important section of the exhortation focused […]
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Kentucky Bishops Issue Statement On Minimum Wage28 Jan

On Monday, January 27, Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops issued a statement titled The Dignity of Work in which they state: A full-time worker earning the state’s current minimum wage of $7.25 earns little more than $15,000 annually, hardly enough to pay for food and rent, let alone support a family. More than 88 percent of the state’s […]
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Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Gainer to Harrisburg Diocese24 Jan

Pope Francis has appointed Lexington Bishop Ronald W. Gainer to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here is the statement from Bishop Gainer: “Today at 10:00 a.m. there will be a press conference at the Harrisburg Catholic Center and I will be introduced as the next Bishop of Harrisburg. I learned of my transfer from the […]
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Saturday Set as Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria03 Sep

Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7, 2013. To help carry out the Pope’s call to action there are resources at the U. S. Bishops’ Conference website: www.usccb.org,  These […]

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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice
The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]

KY House Passes Educational Choice Bill for Public and Certain Non-Public School Families
House Republicans recently combined Education Opportunity Account legislation with another bill, HB 563, that deals with enrollment at public schools, and considered the combined bills for a vote today. But the new HB 563 initially prohibited Catholic school and other non-public school families from receiving tuition assistance. Thankfully, Rep. Matt Lockett put forth a floor […]

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