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Bishop-elect John Iffert of Covington, Kentucky.

Pope Francis names Illinois priest to lead Covington diocese in Kentucky

Bishop-elect John C. Iffert succeeds Bishop Roger J. Foys. Read more

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Pro-life groups challenge Louisville buffer-zone ordinance 

Pro-life groups this week challenged a “buffer zone” ordinance approved by the city of Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Ahead of pivotal Supreme Court decision, foster care agency mired in religious freedom fight

Ahead of an anticipated ruling by the Supreme Court in a landmark foster care case, a Christian foster care agency... Read more

Pro-abortion billboard campaign in Kentucky draws pro-life response

“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to... Read more

Kentucky Capitol. Credit: Alexey Stiop / Shutterstock.

Kentucky lawmakers pass two pro-life bills early in legislative session

Lawmakers in Kentucky on Monday sent two pro-life bills to Governor Andy Beshear’s desk, both of which are likely to... Read more

US Supreme Court urged to protect KY religious schools from shutdown

An order shuttering in-person education until Jan. 4 in Kentucky amid rising COVID-19 cases amounts to religious discrimination, the US... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Kentucky dioceses keep Masses open despite governor's request

Kentucky’s four Catholic dioceses will not suspend public Masses despite the governor’s request that religious services be held online only... Read more

Kentucky state capitol, Frankfort, Ky.

Appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion regulations

A three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that abortion providers can be required to have transfer... Read more

Photographer holding camera against newlywed couple.

Justice Department weighs in on Kentucky religious freedom case

Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel... Read more

Catholic group to start holistic addiction recovery home in Kentucky 

A Kentucky diocese is leasing a tenantless building to a Catholic charity to create a holistic recovery program for people... Read more

Ultrasound of a baby in the womb.

Supreme Court denies appeal against Kentucky ultrasound law

The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act requires abortion doctors to present and describe an ultrasound image of an unborn child to a mother... Read more

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State elections point to looming battles over abortion, LGBT, and gun rights

In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion... Read more

Rainbow Kentucky flag.

Kentucky shirtmaker wins discrimination case over LGBT festival

The Kentucky state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Christian business owner who declined to serve an... Read more

The Supreme Court chamber in the Kentucky State Capitol.

Kentucky Supreme Court hears religious freedom case over LGBT shirts

Blaine Adamson, owner of the Lexington, Kentucky-based print shop Hands On Originals, was sued for declining to print T-shirts promoting... Read more

Kentucky again denies abortion clinic's license

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s administration has reportedly denied a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Louisville its license to perform abortions,... Read more

Matt Bevin speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference at Liberty University, 2019.

‘Stand firm for life against the evil opposing it’ Kentucky governor says

Gov. Matt Bevin made the call during as states across the country continue to debate abortion related legislation.  Read more

Appeals court upholds Kentucky ultrasound abortion law

A federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky law requiring that abortion doctors show ultrasound images of the baby to... Read more

State-level abortion battles continue across the US

A judge blocked a Kentucky law that would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, in the latest... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz voices support for Scholarship Tax Credit bill

Creating a Scholarship Tax Credit program in Kentucky would align with Catholic teaching by assisting families in need and empowering... Read more

Kentucky Senate approves fetal heartbeat bill

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six... Read more