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Only 24 days left in 2012 General Assembly Session28 Feb

Several bills of interest to the Catholic Conference have begun to move from one chamber to the next; others are awaiting action in the chamber in which they were introduced. Some, we think, will not receive attention this session. Updated material appears in red and bolded type. To leave a message for your legislators call […]
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Time to OPPOSE Senate Bill 151, Bad Bet for Kentucky19 Feb

ACTION: CALL 1-800-372-7181 IMMEDIATELY. URGE YOUR STATE SENATOR TO VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 151. Read our letter to Senators urging a NO vote on SB 151: Catholic Conference Letter Opposing Expanded Gambling An effort to expand gambling in Kentucky has begun, supported by professional gambling corporations, the racing industry, various labor unions and the […]

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A Catholic Perspective on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law
This past week Indiana adopted a state-level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  This law imposes a higher standard of review when the state or a local government passes laws that interfere with the free exercise of religion.  However, the law has unfairly been characterized as legislation that would authorize, or even […]

Catholic Schools: A Community Institution
The fact that Catholic education produces solid academic results is well documented.  The benefits include the following: 98% of low income, minority children graduate from Catholic high schools, compared to only 66% of all students in public schools; Hispanic and African American Students who attend Catholic schools are 2.5 times more likely to graduate college; […]

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