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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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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a case that could have a major impact on school choice programs across the country.  The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, deals with whether a church-run preschool can be excluded from a Missouri program that provides funding for rubberized surface material for children’s playgrounds.  The […]

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 […]

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