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Educational Choice Victory at the Supreme Court30 Jun

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue and held that a state cannot ban parents from using a Scholarship Tax Credit program to attend a religious school. This decision was in line with several previous Court opinions favoring a parent’s right to choose over government […]
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Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Marriage26 Jun

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a ruling in two cases involving the question of same-sex “marriage.” In the first decision, the Court struck down the portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defined marriage as between one man and one woman for the purpose of federal law. In […]
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Court Upholds Affordable Care Act; U. S. Bishops Will Seek to Fix the Flaws in the Law28 Jun

Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems In a 5 – 4 decision handed down today, the U. S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). For nearly a century, the Catholic bishops of the United […]
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Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona’s harsh immigration law; one key element remains.25 Jun

BISHOPS GREET SUPREME COURT DECISION ON IMMIGRATION WITH HOPE, CAUTION The long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of SB 1070, the Arizona law that was meant to drive immigrants from that state came down today. The Washington Post reports the following: The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for […]

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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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