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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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Labor Rights in the New Millennium21 Dec

As Congress and the Administration struggle to come up with a compromise on unemployment benefits and payroll taxes, now is a good time to reflect on the what the failure to act means for the thousands of persons in this country out of work and facing hard futures. In a series of three articles, Fr. […]
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Capital Punishment and the Culture of Life19 Oct

By Fr. Ronald Ketteler Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, 1995), the “signature” encyclical of Pope John Paul II, emphatically places the preeminent evils of abortion and euthanasia at the center of the struggle between the “culture of life” and the “culture of death.” These radical assaults on the fundamental right to life, however, are […]

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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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