Author Archives: CCA Staff

Statement on Trump Administration’s Cancellation of DACA

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia has released a statement on the Trump administration’s cancellation of the DACA program. The entire statement, which was approved by the CCA Board of Directors, can be read here.

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CCA Bishop Liaison’s Statement on Charlottesville

Lexington Bishop John Stowe, CCA’s Bishop Liaison, has released a statement on recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statement is available as a PDF here. The text of the statement follows: 17 August 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, … Continue reading

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CCA Statement on White Supremacy

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia has released a statement on white supremacy in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The entire statement, which was approved by the CCA Board of Directors, can be read here.

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Fr. Les Schmidt Celebrates Jubilee Year

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA) joins Glenmary Home Missioners in congratulating Fr. Les Schmidt as he celebrates 60 years as a Glenmarian this year. Father Les is a founding member of CCA, was instrumental in the development of the original Appalachian … Continue reading

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CCA Releases Statement on Reversal of Stream Protection Rule

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia has released a statement opposing Congress’ recent reversal of the Stream Protection Rule which would have offered greater protections to waterways in proximity to surface mine sites and would have encouraged more adequate reclamation of mined … Continue reading

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CCA’s North Carolina Chapter Releases Statement on Clericalism

The North Carolina Chapter of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA) has issued a statement of concern regarding the adequacy of local church leadership. Titled “Statement of Concern on Clericalism from Appalachian Catholics in the Smoky Mountain Region,” the statement … Continue reading

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CCA’s Bishop Liaison Issues Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

Lexington Bishop John Stowe, who serves as Bishop Liaison for the Catholic Committee of Appalachia, issued a statement on the Trump administration’s recent executive order on immigration. The statement, published on January 30, 2017, reads as follows: Bishop John Stowe, … Continue reading

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First Birthday of the People’s Pastoral!

                      The Catholic Committee of Appalachia celebrates the first anniversary of the People’s Pastoral, The Telling Takes Us Home! Help us celebrate by sharing the image above on social media, and by … Continue reading

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Standing Rock and Cherokee Spirituality

The ongoing indigenous-led protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota is perhaps the largest and most diverse tribal action in a century or more. Standing Rock has captivated the attention of people throughout the world, including people of diverse faiths … Continue reading

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CCA Congratulates ISN Award Winner Danny Swan

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia congratulates our friend Danny Swan, co-founder of Wheeling, WV’s Grow Ohio Valley (GOV), for his receipt of the Ignatian Solidarity Network‘s 2016 Moira Erin O’Donnell Emerging Leaders for Justice Award. The O’Donnell Award honors young adults who … Continue reading

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