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Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

| Jason Adkins | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, which is one of the most important and effective pieces of civil rights legislation enacted in this country’s history, more work needs to be done to ensure that racism and other inequities do not inhibit anyone from fully participating in community life.

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Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my wife’s favorite stories about growing up as one of the big sisters in her family has to do with the innocence of her younger sisters — and their guilt.

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Washing our hands of religious liberty

Washing our hands of religious liberty

| Jason Adkins | April 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

The debate over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought us clarity. If you have wondered to what extent some advocates for “tolerance” will “tolerate” genuine pluralism of opinion about the nature of marriage, gender and human sexuality, you have your answer: very little.

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Action Alert – Support a legislative commission on surrogacy

Action Alert – Support a legislative commission on surrogacy

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Instructions on how to contact your legislators quickly to support a legislative commission on surrogacy

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Take Easter beyond egg hunts and into everyday life

Take Easter beyond egg hunts and into everyday life

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the pinnacle of a Triduum made difficult by my 18-month-old. My husband and I spent Holy Thursday taking turns walking with him in our parish’s narthex, and on Good Friday I held him as he slept, unable to kneel or stand with the rest of the congregation.

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From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

| Christina Capecchi | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the ironies of our age of excess is how the littlest among us come with such outsized equipment. And then there is the strange reality that Americans pay to store the things we cannot fit in our homes, driving demand for more than 78 square miles of rentable self-storage – more than three times the size of Manhattan.

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Inside a week at the Minnesota Capitol

Inside a week at the Minnesota Capitol

| Jason Adkins | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference staff is often asked to describe a typical day at the office. Though every day is different, we are blessed that it is only the rare occasion on which MCC’s policy team spends the whole day behind a desk. This is how it should be, because public policy advocacy requires an entrepreneurial spirit and lots of relationship building —which is not much different from the dynamics of those who work in sales.

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What death with dignity looks like, and it’s not physician-assisted suicide

What death with dignity looks like, and it’s not physician-assisted suicide

| March 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

On March 22, Kara Tippetts died of cancer. She was a 38-year-old mother of four, a pastor’s wife and a writer in Colorado Springs. She chronicled her illness at her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, where she presented to the world not only the ups and downs of living with cancer, but also the deep Christian faith that grounded her. Her final post, written by a loved one, was an obituary. Its title: “Homecoming.”

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Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

| Christina Capecchi | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Belinda Monahan has analyzed more than 100,000 animal bones in Armenia dating back from the Early Bronze Age (1200 B.C.) to the Medieval period.

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A message in blood: ISIS and the meaning of the cross

A message in blood: ISIS and the meaning of the cross

| Father Robert Barron | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just before their throats were cut, many of the murdered Coptic Christians could be seen mouthing the words “Jesus Christ” and “Jesus is Lord.” The first of those phrases is a rendering of the Aramaic Ieshouah Maschiach, which means “Jesus the anointed one” and which hearkens back to King David, the paradigmatic anointed figure of the Old Testament.

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Action Alert – Many important bills being considered

Action Alert – Many important bills being considered

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Contact your legislators today and urge them to support the following bills by sharing the highlighted messages.

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Driver’s license bill chance to progress immigration discussion

Driver’s license bill chance to progress immigration discussion

| Jason Adkins | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine St. Joseph, struggling in Egypt to support his family as they awaited a time to return home. Or, think of the daily trials the Holy Family faced as they fled the dangers in their homeland. These are problems that many migrants confront on a daily basis as they try to make their way in a new land.

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