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House Approves Religious Liberty Bill, House Bill 27903 Mar

At the end of a 37-minute floor debate, the KY House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in support of the religious liberty bill introduced by Rep. Bob Damron. This was one of the priority issues the Catholic Conference spoke about at all of our Catholics@theCapitol events. State Rep. Damron attended the event in his district. The […]
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Religious Freedom, Death Penalty, and Medicaid Expansion Top Stories in Fall WITNESS28 Nov

The Fall issue of WITNESS is available online. Follow this link to read all the articles. Featured articles speak about three of the issues we expect to focus on during the upcoming General Assembly: a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act; abolition of the death penalty and in its place use life without parole as the […]
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Blessed John Paul II — ‘Champion of Religious Freedom’02 Oct

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler Witness to Hope (2001), George Weigel’s masterful biography of Pope John Paul II, dramatizes the unique role that the late Holy Father played as a prophetic religious figure on the stage of world events. It is noteworthy that Blessed John Paul II closed his address at the Fiftieth General Assembly […]
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Religious Freedom – ‘the priority of civil society over state’13 Jun

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler:  June 15, 2012 Jesuit Father David Hollenbach contends that the writings of two towering figures in Catholic social thought in the 20th century United States revived the centrality of the distinction between civil society and the state. At mid-20th century the treatises of Jacques Maritain (1872-1973) and Jesuit Father John […]
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Kentucky’s Catholic Bishops Urge Government to Honor the Constitution09 Feb

UPDATE – February 13, 2012 – For up-to-date information on what the bishops are saying about the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that infringes on the right of the Church to practice our faith, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Use the link below to write Congress and […]

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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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