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Action Alert – Chromosomal disorders, surrogacy

Action Alert – Chromosomal disorders, surrogacy

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Help families of babies with chromosomal disorders
Support a legislative commission on surrogacy

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Affordable housing in interest of common good

Affordable housing in interest of common good

| Ben Jones | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, the Minnesota Catholic Conference has joined other organizations in supporting the Homes for All agenda currently before the Minnesota Legislature.

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Year of Consecrated Life indulgence available to all

Year of Consecrated Life indulgence available to all

| Father John Paul Erickson | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are already nearly three months into the Year of Consecrated Life, declared by Pope Francis as a special time of prayer and reflection on the vocation and dignity of consecrated religious.

During this “year” — which began with Advent and will run 14 months — Pope Francis has extended the spiritual graces of a plenary indulgence to all members of the institutes of religious life and all “other truly repentant faithful moved by a spirit of charity.”

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Action Alert: Contact your legislators

Action Alert: Contact your legislators

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

HF 439/SF 462: Help families of babies with chromosomal disorders
HF 342/SF 355: Restore the vote

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Dangers of surrogacy should prompt preventative action

Dangers of surrogacy should prompt preventative action

| Kathryn Mollen | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2014, the Minnesota Catholic Conference worked to successfully stop problematic legislation that would have legitimized commercial surrogacy contracts, which are currently not recognized under Minnesota law. This session, MCC is advocating for legislation that would establish a commission to study the issues and concerns associated with surrogacy arrangements, including how to ensure that we protect vulnerable women and children from potential exploitation and commodification.

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Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

| Christina Capecchi | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irena Sendler was 29 years old when Nazi tanks slithered into Warsaw, casting a shadow of fear over the city and slicing it apart with a walled-off ghetto for the Jewish residents.

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Action Alert: Restore the Vote

Action Alert: Restore the Vote

| Minnesota Catholic Conference | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Urge your state representative to support HF 342.

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Education: a fundamental right

Education: a fundamental right

| Jessica Zittlow | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The education debate often sees public and private education pitted against one another, as if they are competing entities. Yet, both traditional public and private schools share the same fundamental goal: fulfilling the fundamental right of every person to be educated.

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Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday hijack Sabbath celebration

Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday hijack Sabbath celebration

| Robert Brennan | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

America’s new high holy day is fast approaching. To add grandeur and importance to this already super-hyped event, the NFL affixes Roman numerals to each of these contests. So as we near Super Bowl XLIX, it might be a good time to look back to see how we got here.

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Living ‘life’ in a throw away culture

Living ‘life’ in a throw away culture

| Shawn Peterson | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today almost everything is tossed away with little thought and replaced by a new, better “object.” Our attitude is: If something or someone is not perfect or wanted, it has no value and can be discarded.

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An epic love story atop the family tree

An epic love story atop the family tree

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

It had an echo of Nicholas Sparks to it, but it was real life, and the story went viral: An Ohio couple married for 73 years died just 28 hours apart. But the part that wasn’t reported, the part that the Catholic reader might have sniffed out based on the names, the location or the family size, was the Catholic faith that undergirded Helen and Joe’s union.

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Obits shed light on volume, variety and value of life

Obits shed light on volume, variety and value of life

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Along with missing having known these individuals, I realized I missed the stories they could have told, too, the sorrows and joys they might have shared, the pieces of wisdom their life experiences taught them.

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