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Important Immigration Vote Soon24 Jun

As the U. S. Senate prepares to vote on final passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 – comprehensive immigration reform – Bishop José H. Gomez, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration on Immigration Reform, issued a statement of cautious support. Continue to contact Senator McConnell and Senator […]
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“We are passing up Americans to breed more Mexicans to America.”14 Jun

Here’s a quote from one of our Faithful Citizens in response to a recent request to bring the message of Jesus to bear on the immigration debate by calling Kentucky’s two Senators and asking them to oppose amendments to S. 744 which are harmful to immigrants: I am not for amnesty, it’s not the time […]
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Immigration Reform Debate Hits the Senate Floor10 Jun

For the next several weeks debate about comprehensive immigration reform will center on the U. S. Senate as it takes up S. 744 and begins to vote on amendments offered by members of both parties. This bi-partisan bill contains much that the Catholic Conference and the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops can support. Like […]
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Advocacy Training Day Successful17 May

Nearly 50 priests, parish leaders, and diocesan staff gathered in Elizabethtown at St. James Parish for the first of two advocacy training session centered on discussions of the comprehensive immigration reform legislation moving through Congress. Patti Gutierrez, of the Owensboro diocese, reviewed the church’s powerful teaching regarding migrants and how we are called to welcome […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court and School Choice
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