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Kansas Bishops Issue Statement on Brownback Executive Order

We are grateful that Governor Brownback has acted so swiftly to address some of the threats to religious freedom that have taken on new urgency since the United States Supreme Court’s misguided decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. When five individuals on the Supreme Court redefined the institution of marriage for the entire country, the Kansas […]

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 […]

State Court Blocks New Dismemberment Abortion Law

June 25, 2015 | , | Posted in The Issues

Judge Larry Hendricks has blocked a new law passed by the Kansas Legislature that bans brutal dismemberment abortions.  The attorney general of Kansas called the ruling “unprecedented.”  The Kansans for Life Blog describes the situation here.

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 […]