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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT, House Bill 279, PASSES 29 – 6; House Bill 3 also passes08 Mar

Thoughtful senators overwhelmingly voted for the State Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday, March 7, at about 10:45 pm and it is now on the way to Governor Beshear’s desk for his signature. The final vote on the Senate floor was 29 – 6, with only Senators Clark, Harper Angel, McGarvey, Neal, Rhoads, and Stein […]
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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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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 […]

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  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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