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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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The ‘Totalitarianism Temptation”?15 Aug

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler In “HHS and soft totalitarianism,” a recent Messenger column (February 2012) George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center criticized the so-called “contraceptive mandate” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. In effect, that regulation would require Catholic institutions to provide health insurance coverage of “‘services’ that […]
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Our Nation Can Lead the World to Feed the Hungry in the 2012 Farm Bill02 Jul

by Rev. Patrick Delahanty Hunger is the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty. Opulence and waste are no longer acceptable when the tragedy of hunger is assuming ever greater proportions. …Acknowledgment of the transcendental worth of every man and every woman is still the first step towards the conversion of heart that underpins the […]
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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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Fortnight for Freedom Begins26 Jun

On Thursday, June 21, the Diocese of Lexington kicked off the Fortnight for Freedom with an ecumenical panel discussion on the HHS Mandate and its potential impact on religious liberty. The panelists were Dr. Bill Henard from Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Chad Grissom from Trinity Christian Fellowship, Pastor Wayne Holcomb from Wellington Church, Jason […]

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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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