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“And” Is Another Important Word16 May

by Sr. Mary Schmuck, R.S.M. It impresses me that a number of very short – 2 to 4 letter – words are quite important in communication and especially in thinking. These are words like with, when, to. Another very important one in this small club of words is and. Certainly it is a big one […]
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What Are We Celebrating?28 Dec

by Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org The reflections below are presented in a Catholic Christian framework, but I have little doubt that persons in other faith traditions  and even our broader society will easily come to similar lines of thought and concern. We are quickly moving through a time of year now broadly called “holiday […]
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Language Can Build Community22 Dec

by Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org The recent and much reported Catholic community experience of changes in our language during the “source and summit” expression of our faith, Liturgy of the Eucharist, often referred to as Mass, has reminded me yet again of the importance of language. Another big learning:  how long it took me […]

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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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