Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NEW!! People’s Pastoral T-shirts now available to order online!

White on Heathered Mocha, Royal Apparel, Union Made, 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester – comes in SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL —CLICK HERE to ORDER YOURS TODAY!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

People’s Pastoral Discussion Guide Now Available

Our tradition of Appalachian pastoral letters is about far more than simply the promulgation of more church documents. We believe our three pastoral letters—”This Land is Home to Me” (1975), “At Home in the Web of Life” (1995), and “The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Play Inspired by the People’s Pastoral Debuts This Sunday in Abingdon, VA

When the People’s Pastoral was first conceived, CCA members envisioned that the pastoral’s message would find expression beyond a single document. We imagined that the pastoral’s voices could potentially be lifted up in a variety of other ways, including poetry, visual … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Prophetic Words from Our Bishop Liaison

CCA is pleased to highlight two pieces of recent writing from our Bishop Liaison, John Stowe, OFM, Conv., Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky. Writing in the Lexington Herald-Leader at the end of July, Stowe criticized Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s proposed changes to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment