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Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

| Jason Adkins | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life

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New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

| July 31, 2013 | 6 Comments

The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.

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Uniting mercy, justice in immigration reform debate

Uniting mercy, justice in immigration reform debate

| Jessica Zittlow | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Providing a road map to citizenship that is attainable for immigrants without legal status is key.

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Why we need conscience rights in health care

Why we need conscience rights in health care

| Sarah Schaefer | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

No health care professional should have to leave her conscience at the door when she goes to work

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Religious liberty:  Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

Religious liberty: Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.

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Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

| Jason Adkins | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.

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No compromise between same-sex ‘marriage,’ religious liberty

No compromise between same-sex ‘marriage,’ religious liberty

| Jason Adkins | May 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

The House of Representatives will vote on same-sex marriage legislation on Thursday, May 9.

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Funding the fight against child sex trafficking

Funding the fight against child sex trafficking

| Jessica Zittlow | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, the DFL leadership in the Minnesota House and Senate released their proposed budget targets. While the budget targets are said to allow for investments in Minnesota’s economic future, there are deep cuts proposed in the Minnesota Health and Human Services budget that could directly affect some of our state’s most vulnerable residents in a special way, particularly our sexually exploited youth.

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Making ‘justice’ the measure of our criminal justice system

Making ‘justice’ the measure of our criminal justice system

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in an Italian youth prison, where he will wash and kiss the feet of 12 inmates.

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ is just the beginning

Same-sex ‘marriage’ is just the beginning

| Jason Adkins | March 15, 2013

By the time you read this column, legislation to redefine marriage (HF 1054/SF 925) will likely have been passed out of committees in both the Minnesota House and Senate, and sent to the floor of each chamber, where it could receive a full vote at any time.

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Gun control: What does the Church say?

Gun control: What does the Church say?

| Jason Adkins | January 17, 2013 | 8 Comments

While stricter gun laws are necessary, the bishops emphasize that they are not sufficient alone to curb gun violence

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