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Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives

Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives

| May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

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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Budget threatens basic needs of vulnerable and disabled Minnesotans

Budget threatens basic needs of vulnerable and disabled Minnesotans

| May 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

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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Immigration reform must protect families, human dignity

Immigration reform must protect families, human dignity

| Katie Conlin | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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Move budget talks from ideology to priorities

Move budget talks from ideology to priorities

| Katie Conlin | April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.”

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