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Saturday Set as Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria03 Sep

Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7, 2013. To help carry out the Pope’s call to action there are resources at the U. S. Bishops’ Conference website: www.usccb.org,  These […]
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Kentucky Bishops Celebrate Labor Day by Calling for Justice for Workers29 Aug

Each year the U. S. Bishops’ Conference issues a statement near Labor Day to emphasize the Church’s profound understanding of our participation in the creative activity of God. The holiday can be used by Catholics to remind ourselves that we are created in God’s image. We read in this year’s statement: Labor Day is an […]
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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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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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Two More Questions About Immigration and Our Church’s Thoughts23 Apr

Does the Church have the right to speak out on immigration reform, which is largely a political issue? All public policy issues—abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, poverty reduction, marriage and family, and immigration reform—have both political and moral aspects to them. The Church is well within her rights to speak out on public policy issues […]

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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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