Letter from Kansas Faith Leaders on Religious Freedom Legislation

A joint letter from twelve Kansas faith leaders was released today, urging legislators to approve religious freedom legislation.  Archbishop Joseph Naumann, and Bishops John Brungardt and Edward Weisenburger, were among those who signed. View the letter here. Read More >>

Archbishop Naumann Testifies for Death Penalty Repeal

January 17, 2014 | , , , | Posted in News/Updates

Yesterday Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas testified before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of legislation that would end the use of the death penalty in Kansas.  You can read Archbishop Naumann’s testimony here. Read More >>

Proposed Topeka Ordinance Opens Door to Religious Freedom Concerns

September 17, 2013 | , | Posted in News/Updates

Tonight the Topeka City Council will consider a proposal to expand the mandate of the Topeka Human Relations Commission.  Under the proposed city ordinance, the Commission would be authorized to fight prejudice directed against people because of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Supporters have made clear that this is only a first step, and that […] Read More >>

School Choice – HB 2400/SB 22

HB 2400/SB 22 would establish the corporate education tax credit scholarship program.  Corporate donors would be able to contribute to scholarship granting nonprofit organizations, which would then use those private funds to provide scholarships to students wishing to attend private schools, including Catholic schools.  The corporation would then get a tax credit.  This bill does […] Read More >>

Preservation of Religious Freedom Act – HB 2203

The Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act would protect religious individuals and institutions from government coercion that would force them to violate their religious beliefs.  Freedom of religion should not be reduced to a mere freedom to worship in private.  Instead, it should mean the freedom for people to live their faith as a full […] Read More >>

Civil Rights for the Unborn – SB 142

SB 142 would: Allow civil suits on behalf of the wrongful death of an unborn child throughout gestation, not just after “viability.”  Kansas already allows criminal prosecution for injury to, or death of, the unborn during crimes committed against the mother; Ban any “wrongful birth” lawsuits claiming damages for a disabled child that “would have […] Read More >>

Ban on Sex-Slection Abortions – SB 141

SB 141 would prohibit abortions performed solely because of the gender of the unborn child. Kansas Catholic Conference testimony SB 141 bill text Status: SB 141 was rolled into HB 2253, which has been signed into law. 03/25/2013 Approved by House Federal and State Affairs Committee 03/21/2013 Hearing in House Federal and State Affairs Committee […] Read More >>