News / Updates

Kansas Bishops Respond to Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision

June 26, 2015 | Posted in The Issues

We the bishops of Kansas are deeply disappointed by today’s Supreme Court decision, though sadly not surprised.  While the government may control the issuing of marriage certificates, marriage remains unchangeably a coming together of the male and the female for their good, the good of children, and the good of society.  This reality cannot be […]

Pope Francis Releases Ecology Encyclical “Laudato Si'”

June 19, 2015 | Posted in The Issues

On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’) is now available online here.

Bishops Endorse Medicaid Expansion, With Strong Reservations

Click here to see the bishops’ statement on Medicaid expansion.

US Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Case

April 28, 2015 | Posted in The Issues

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a case that could decide the constitutionality of same-sex unions.

Theater of the Absurd in Indiana

April 23, 2015 | | Posted in News/Updates

The recent furor in Indiana has made it plain that religious freedom, once the very cornerstone of the American project, is no longer a living doctrine that animates our national life. The first line of the First Amendment – which guarantees the free exercise of religion – is no longer first in the hearts of […]

Governor Signs Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

April 7, 2015 | , , | Posted in The Issues

When Governor Brownback signed SB 95 this morning, Kansas become the first state in the country to ban dismemberment abortions, a brutal procedure in which an unborn child is torn limb from limb.  This procedure is typically used on unborn children that are 3-5 months along in a pregnancy.  There are roughly 600 dismemberment abortions […]

Kansas Senate Passes Campus Religious Freedom Bill

March 19, 2015 | , | Posted in The Issues

Today the Kansas Senate passed legislation that would protect religious student groups at public universities.  SB 175 ensures that religious campus groups will be allowed to continue to limit their membership and leadership positions to students who share the organization’s faith. The legislation is needed because of a new trend developing in other states where […]