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‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

| Angela Deeney | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Students need to get involved in movements that work at resisting the combined heft of moral relativism, social apathy and promiscuity on campuses.

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Health care reform must be guided by moral truth, sound principles

Health care reform must be guided by moral truth, sound principles

| Jason Adkins | July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Three serious problems in the law remain in place and require Congress’s immediate attention

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Degree of skepticism required for church coverage

Degree of skepticism required for church coverage

| Jessica Zittlow | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that mainstream media frame issues in a way that serve ideological biases

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Child-benefit programs aid nonpublic school students

Child-benefit programs aid nonpublic school students

| Peter Noll | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

These programs include textbook aid, transportation and access to full special education services to qualifying children

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MN Catholic Conference launches ‘First Freedom Project’

MN Catholic Conference launches ‘First Freedom Project’

| Jason Adkins | May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom.

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Voter ID offers chance to clarify church role in public arena

Voter ID offers chance to clarify church role in public arena

| Jason Adkins | May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

On the vast majority of issues, the Church does not take a position because it is the laity, and not the clergy, who are directly responsible for the just ordering of society

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Of popes, presidents and peace

Of popes, presidents and peace

| Jason Adkins | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The best efforts of popes, bishops and church diplomats to avert war will be ignored unless all Catholics and people of good will stand against it

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Understanding the economic justice of marriage

Understanding the economic justice of marriage

| Richard Aleman | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the Social Trends Institute recently concluded, the well-being of a nation’s economy is closely connected to the well-being of the nuclear family.

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Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

| Jessica Zittlow | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to various reports, Minnesota is consistently in the top 10 most-active states for human trafficking. One organization that monitors juvenile sex trafficking indicated that there was a 50 percent increase in trafficking numbers in Minnesota in 2010. These are children who pass us on the street, children we come across daily. Their age is usually between 12 to 14 years old.

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Living the Gospel of Life builds a culture of life

Living the Gospel of Life builds a culture of life

| Jason Adkins | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we enter the 40th year of legalized abortion in this country, those who have labored in the vineyard for many years to end the tragic loss of life should be encouraged.

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Defending marriage:  Is the Church being too ‘political’?

Defending marriage: Is the Church being too ‘political’?

| Jason Adkins | January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The following column — the fourth in a series about the marriage amendment — is 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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