Author Archives: CCA Staff

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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West Virginia Chapter Releases Statement on Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

This weekend, several Catholic dioceses across the country will participate in the second triennial collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). This non-territorial diocese, founded in the 1985 by Pope John Paul II, provides pastoral services to members … Continue reading

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Bishop Stowe on Faithful Citizenship

Catholic Committee of Appalachia’s Bishop Liaison, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, has written an important piece on this year’s presidential election in the Lexington diocesan paper, Crossroads. Here is an excerpt: My mailbox has been flooded lately with very sincere…letters … Continue reading

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CCA Honors 2016 Award Recipients at Annual Gathering

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia presented its annual Bishop Sullivan Justice and Peace and Federation of Communities in Service (FOCIS) awards at its 46th annual gathering September 10, 2016 in Ravenna, Kentucky. The Bishop Sullivan and FOCIS awards recognize individuals … Continue reading

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CCA Holds 46th Annual Gathering

Over 80 members of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia met for the organization’s 46th annual gathering, September 9-11, 2016 at Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center in Ravenna, Kentucky. This year’s theme was “Still Uneven: Hope Rises with the Telling” and … Continue reading

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Review: Catherine Bush’s “Though the Mountains May Fall”

Though the Mountains May Fall By Catherine Bush Reviewed by Jaculyn Hanrahan, CND Appalachian Faith & Ecology Center Our increasingly beloved The Telling Takes Us Home: Taking Our Place in the Stories that Shape Us now has another voice among the emerging stories … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Show Mercy for Our Common Home”

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia’s People’s Pastoral, “The Telling Takes Us Home,” reads: [W]e urge a politics that serves people and Earth, not corporations. In the spirit of Pope Francis, we are calling for a politics of what we might … Continue reading

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