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September 21-23, 2018
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March 6-11, 2018
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We are happy to share this new short video reflection on CCA’s “people’s pastoral” letter, The Telling Takes Us Home. Immersion and service groups coming to the Appalachian region may find this video particularly helpful. Please let us know how … Continue reading
Last week, religious communities sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for a bipartisan bill that could jump start economies in coal communities: the RECLAIM Act of 2017. The RECLAIM Act brings hope … Continue reading
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.—“Faith, Hope, Love: Our Common Home” Social Ministries Conference will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston, W.Va., Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The conference is free and is being sponsored by the Diocese of … Continue reading
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Jeannie Kirkhope and Michael Iafrate, co-coordinators of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia, are among the presenters sharing a message of social justice at the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The annual gathering, held this year from November 4-6 … Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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
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
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