Marriage and the Family

2019 Legislature in Review

The Kansas Catholic Conference 2019 Legislative Review If the 2019 Kansas Legislative “Veto Session” ended at 3:08 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, our next round of work at the Kansas Catholic Conference began at 3:09 a.m.! This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.  The point is that our work never …

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Defense of Adoption Act a Top Priority For Kansas Catholics

December 7, 2018 Politicians campaigning one way then governing differently are as American as Mom and apple pie. Case in point: Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly. “Candidate Kelly” projected the image of a reasonable, reach-across-the-aisle moderate, talking up issues like school funding, health care and the economy. Once safely elected, the narrative changed. During Kelly’s first …

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Kansas Bishops Respond to Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision

June 26, 2015 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 …

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10th Circuit to Hear Appeals of Decisions Striking Down Marriage Laws

January 17, 2014 The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, whose jurisdiction includes Kansas, will hear appeals of lower court decisions striking down state constitutional amendments in Utah and Oklahoma that define marriage as between one man and one woman.  Kansas has a similar amendment that would fall if the 10th Circuit rules against the …

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Kansas Bishops Issue Statement on the Supreme Court Marriage Decisions

June 27, 2013 Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Bishop John Brungardt of Dodge City, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Salina, and Monsignor Robert Hemberger, Diocesan Administrator of Wichita, issued the following statement today in response to the United States Supreme Court decisions in United States v. Windsorand Hollingsworth v. Perry: In one of …

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