The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, today decried the invitation of Bradlee Dean to give the prayer at the opening of today’s House session. “It was wrong to have a person with extremist views, like those attributed to Dean, deliver the prayer in the House,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.
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Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives
More than 40,000 poor Minnesotans with disabilities and serious illnesses would be at risk of losing some or all of their basic needs assistance under the health and human services state budget passed by the legislature this week.
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The annual rite of walleye harvest by these bands always comes with more than a little tension, as local sport anglers and fish conservation activists in the area complain about the Native Americans rights.
The following is a legislative update provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.
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All the discussion around Minnesota’s $5 billion budget deficit seems to suggest that Minnesotans face an either/or choice of how to understand the budget: “Government and Taxes Are Good” vs. “Government and Taxes Are Bad.”
A friend used to tell me: “Don’t worry about the things you can control because you can control them. And don’t worry about the things you can’t control because you can’t control them!”
Bobby McFerrin said something similar: “Don’t worry; be happy.”
Pope John Paul II keeps filling stadiums and squares years after his death. On April 2, 70,000 Mexicans filled up the Estadio Azteca (the massive soccer stadium in Mexico City) to pay tribute to the beloved pope who visited the country five times.
El Papa Juan Pablo II continúa llenando estadios y plazas incluso años después de haber fallecido. El pasado 2 de abril 70.000 mexicanos se congregaron en el masivo Estadio Azteca para rendir tributo al querido pontífice que visitó el país cinco veces.
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