Religious freedom topic for Kansas Bishops

The threat to religious freedom became more tangible after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that all states must recognize same-sex marriage.
Michael Schuttloffel, executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, said as a result of the ruling, religious freedom will be one of the topics the four bishops of Kansas will discuss in the months leading up to the next session of the Kansas legislature.
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KANSAS BISHOPS: DON’T TAKE FREEDOM FOR GRANTED ANYMORE

We are grateful that Governor Sam 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.
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MIDWEST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE FEATURES ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

The 2015 Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held Aug. 7-9 at Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
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CHARITIES’ GETTING AHEAD PROGRAM FOCUSES ON HELPING INDIVIDUALS UNDERSTAND AND MOVE BEYOND POVERTY

Catholic Charities began its Getting Ahead program in 2012 to help individuals improve their lives and family situations. The program has flourished and recently, 11 more people graduated from program.
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Bishop Kemme’s statement on the Supreme Court’s decision

The Catholic Church consistently and clearly teaches that marriage can only exist between one man and one woman.
In spite of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the state’s authority to prohibit marriage between persons of the same sex, the Catholic Church will continue to proclaim its teaching, while at the same time always respecting the dignity of persons who experience same sex attraction.
The welfare of children, who deserve both a mother and a father and the foundation of a stable society, demand and call for the dignity of marriage between one man and one woman who by God’s design and the natural order complement each other.
+ The Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme
Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita

Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, say officials

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
It has implications for “hundreds, if not thousands” of laws at all levels, and there is “a difficult road ahead for people of faith,” he said.
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Catholic family conference Aug. 7-9

The 2015 Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held August 7-9 at Century II Convention Center in Wichita.
The annual conference is entering its 16th year because it has something that sets it apart from other conferences according to Kevin Regan, director of the event.
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Summer Catechetical Summit Aug. 22-23 in Wichita and Indy

Registration for this year’s Summer Catechetical Summit, the former Catechetical Fair, is now open for English and Spanish speaking catechists and catechetical and youth ministry leaders in the Diocese of Wichita.
With the theme, “The Parish: A Family of Families,” the event will highlight the importance of seeing the church as God’s family.
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