Workshops on immigration reform planned

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky (CCK), public policy arm of the state’s four bishops, will hold two workshops to help pastors, pastoral associates and other parish and diocesan leaders promote passage of a comprehensive immigration reform law.

Catholic leaders throughout the nation, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), have called for immigration reform that will conform to the clear principles of Catholic Social Teaching first offered by Pope Pius XII in Exsul Familia and refined in subsequent documents and actions by the USCCB. According to a news release from the CCK, the principles of Catholic Social Teaching guided U.S. and Mexican bishops in their pastoral letter concerning migration called “Strangers No Longer, Together on the Journey of Hope.”

Each workshop will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and presentations will start at 10 a.m. and conclude no later than 3 p.m. Registration is essential because a free lunch is being provided.

The workshops will be held May 16 at St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. The church is located at 307 W. Dixie Avenue.

On May 23, the workshop will be held at Pax Christi in Lexington, Ky., at 4001 Victoria Way.

Participants may register online at www.ccky.org. If you prefer to register by phone, you can call 502-874-4345.

*This story originally listed the wrong date for the May 23rd program in Lexington, Ky.

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