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Bishops Respond to Marriage Ruling29 Jun

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, striking down all state marriage laws that did not allow for marriages between persons of the same sex. Following the ruling, the Archbishop of Louisville, Joseph Kurtz, in his capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued […]
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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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2019 Session Wrap-up
With the governor’s signing and vetoing of several bills earlier this week, the 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly has come to an end. To all of those who took the time to call and email your representatives and senators, made visits to legislators, attended Catholics @ the Capitol events, and remembered the […]

Bishops Applaud Ruling on Ultrasound Law
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky applaud Thursday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Beshear. The statute in question was passed to ensure women have access to unbiased and medically sound information about abortion procedures and the unborn child in the womb before making an […]

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