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Volume 28 @ Number 5 @ May 14, 2017 @ $15 per Year


The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

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Culp: The Place of Catechesis in the Church

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El Peregrino: Nuestra Seora de Ftima

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The Diocesan Annual Appeal for 2017 is underway, with a spe- cial focus this year on "The Joy of Faith, Hope and Love." Each member of each parish is en- couraged to give to the appeal in prayer and treasure to spread the Good News and build the Body of Christ in every corner of the Diocese of Lexington. This year's goal is $1,412,099, based on a percentage of the three-year average of each parish's offertory. Each parish has pledge envelopes available for making a gift to the Appeal, and those wishing to give online can click

Annual Appeal: Keeping the Catholic presence as a light to those in need

"The Joy of Faith" poster features our retired priests who benefit from the Annual Appeal. Photo montage: Skip Olson

on the "Donate" button found on their parish website or on the di- ocesan website. The Appeal is the major source for supporting the Catholic pres- ence in the small parishes and missions in Appalachian Ken- tucky. Appeal funds provide as- sistance for operating expenses in these faith communities, primar- ily salaries for pastors or pastoral associates. Support from the ap- peal helps with mileage expenses for pastoral travel. The Appeal enriches ministry in every corner of the diocese by providing funds for a wide array of activities, in- cluding seminarian education, Catholic education and forma- tion, and programs in every di- ocesan office, including Hispanic and youth ministries and upkeep at Cliffview Retreat Center and Calvary Cemetery. The Appeal also provides im- portant support for the priest retirement fund. The first poster in this year's campaign features retired priests, although it is inter-

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. Graciela Cadena Hernandez, a member and catechist of St. Clare Par- ish, Berea, was deported back to Mexico six weeks ago. She had entered the U.S. illegally, however she is married to a nat- uralized U.S. citizen, and, other than im- migration statute, she had never violated any laws. Following her 2015 marriage to Isidro Cadena, also a member and catechist of St. Clare, Graciela and her husband tried to normalize her status. They were told by

Parishioner's deportation shows complexities of immigration

their attorney that the standard route to citizenship was out of the question. But, she continued to reside in Kentucky under an "order of supervision." The order was granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Louisville. An order of supervision allows officials of USCIS to suspend detention and deportation of an alien, based on certain areas of discretion (such as a lack of criminal offenses) and terms of supervision. According to Isidro, Graciela was fingerprinted and photo- graphed and released under the terms of the order, which includ- ed an annual "check-in" with the USCIS office. She subsequently re- ceived a legal work per- mit and a Social Securi- ty number, because she was married to a U.S. citizen, Isidro said. On February 28, 2017, second check-in didn't go so smoothly and amicably. Graciela was arrested and de-

Graciela's passport photo.

tained by Immigration and Customs Enforce- ment (ICE) for having entered the U.S. illegal- ly. The change in action, they were told, was due to "the new administra- tion." Marriage to a U.S. citizen is not a mitigating factor. Graciela was lodged at the Boone County De- tention Center, where she

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