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W RITINGI N - D E P TH ANALYSIS O R I G IN ALD ESIG N 2017

The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

T.F. Shaughnessy

Editor

WASHINGTON, DC. President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Deacon Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., to be a member and chairman of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. The White House made the announcement Jan. 2, 2018. If confirmed by the Senate, Dc. Rajkovich will serve the remainder of a six-year term, which ends in August, 2022. Dc. Rajkovich was ordained with the deacon formation class

Deacon Rajkovich tapped by president to chair mine safety commission

Dc. Marco Rajkovich. Photo provided Dc. Rajkovich is called into the sanctuary during his ordination June 2, 2012. CR photo: Cindy Olson

of 2012 and has served at St. Luke Parish, Nicholasville. I heartily congratulate Dea- con Marco Rajkovich, Jr., on his appointment to the chair- manship and membership of the federal mine safety board," said Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv., in a note to diocesan staff. Marco's service to the diocese in diaconate formation, diaconal ministry at St. Luke's in Nichol- asville, as Defender of the Bond for the Tribunal, and as diocesan counsel will be terribly missed. I am grateful for the many ser- vices he graciously provided for us with a willing and generous service." The bishop concluded by not- ing that Dc. Rajkovich will remain a deacon incardinated to the Di- ocese of Lexington. Dc. Rajkovich was a member of the Lex- ington law firm of Ra- jkovich, Williams, Kil- patrick & True, PLLC, and has practiced for more than 30 years in mine safety and health law. He is a profession- al mining engineer, land surveyor, and was a certified Kentucky underground mine foreman. Before his law career, he worked for U.S. Steel Mining Company,

Christopher Wells

VATICAN CITY (VATICAN RADIO) For al- most 50 years, the United States Confer- ence of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has celebrated National Migration Week as an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting mi- grants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of hu- man trafficking. The bishops of the United States have chosen the theme "Many Journeys, One Family" for this year's observance. The theme highlights the fact that migration

Bishops call for reflection on immigration stories for National Migration Week

is common to all families, since all families at some point, whether in the dis- tant past or more recently, have stories of migration. In a Message for Na- tional Migration Week, Jan. 7-13, the President of the USCCB, Car- dinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, noted that immigration to the United States has changed in the five de- cades since the week was first celebrat- ed. However, he said, migrants then and now share "a common desire to secure the great blessings of American opportunity." Cardinal DiNardo quoted Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Peace, 2018, which focused on migrants and refugees. The Holy Father said mi- grants and refugees do not arrive in host countries "empty-handed" but bring with them "their courage, skills, energy, and aspirations, as well as the treasures of their own cultures." n

A girl holds her sister near a makeshift shelter at a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen. Photo: CNS/ Yahya Arhab EPA

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