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Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

| Jason Adkins | April 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

On April 12, committees in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature held hearings on companion bills (HF 201/SF 103) forbidding the use of tax­payer money to fund abortions. The law ends coverage for abor­tion in state-spon­sored health in­surance programs. The Minnesota Catholic Conference testified in support of this legislation.

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Letters – March 31, 2011

Letters – March 31, 2011

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Electrician’s story made me cry
» Immigration story shows humanity

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Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 18, I delivered the keynote address at the Joint Reli­gious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill. I was invited to deliver that address and accepted the invitation several weeks prior to my assuming the role of interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Con­fer­ence until such time as a nationwide search identified a permanent director. I was speaking as a long-time member and supporter of the JRLC.

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Digital Edition – March 31, 2011

Digital Edition – March 31, 2011

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth. Pope calls for halt to fighting in Libya. Exploring energy ethics. Senior Housing Guide.

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School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The School Sisters of Notre Dame, a Catholic congregation of women religious, are for­m­ing a new pro­vince in North America.

In June, the sisters of the current provinces in Mankato, Mil­wau­kee, St. Louis and Dallas will become a new province called School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Central Pacific Province.

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Tommies are NCAA champs

Tommies are NCAA champs

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Tommies are NCAA champs
» UST gets new bylaws
» Interfaith award to sister

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Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

| Peter Noll | March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week was active at the Min­nesota Legislature with the deadline for bills to be heard in finance committees.

To add to the excitement, school choice advocates saw two private school choice bills make it into omnibus bills. Not since the Carlson administration has private school choice legislation been passed by a finance committee, let alone by two finance committees.

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How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

What happens after an allegation of clergy sexual misconduct is brought to the attention of the archdiocese?

What policies and procedures does the archdiocese follow if the allegation is deemed credible?

Can a clergy member who has committed misconduct that doesn’t involve the abuse of a minor ever be returned to ministry? If so, how is that determination made?

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Senior Services Guide

Senior Services Guide

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Senior Services Guide – Spring 2011

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Learning can be fun

Learning can be fun

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In addition to numerous sports camps at area Catholic schools, other camps focus on service or the arts. The following Catholic high schools have information on their websites.

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Men living in former convent grow in faith, friendship

Men living in former convent grow in faith, friendship

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Last summer as Ed Working’s St. Paul condominium was becoming too small for his steady stream of houseguests, the Nativity of Our Lord parishioner considered buying a house to share with other Catholic single men.

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‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth

‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As is the case for all members of National Evangelization Teams, the mission of “Netters” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings is to bring teens closer to Christ and embrace the life of the Catholic Church.
For Dylan Heiman, a senior at Hastings High School, that mission has changed his life.

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