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Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that it’s important for people to recognize that immigrants “are seeking the same thing that [our] ancestors came here seeking” at a June 26 press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As of March 16, more than 4,000 bills had been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The count was at 3,700 for the Senate.

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Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

| Kelly Sankowski | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation-Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of the people attending Catholics at the Capitol March 9 had never been to the State Capitol before, let alone meet with a legislator in person.

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Catholics at the Capitol draws 1,000 from across Minnesota

Catholics at the Capitol draws 1,000 from across Minnesota

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ione Duff doesn’t consider herself a political person, but a decision she’s made to put her faith into action compelled her to join 1,000 other Catholics from across Minnesota for the first-ever Catholics at the Capitol in St. Paul.

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Bishop Conley: ‘Your state needs your faith and your witness’

Bishop Conley: ‘Your state needs your faith and your witness’

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is teeming with political implications, and we cannot live our faith in Jesus Christ as a private affair. We cannot be afraid to challenge our democracy with the truths of the Gospel. In fact, our democracy depends on that challenge,” said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

| Jason Adkins | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the bishops of Minnesota are hosting an exciting event in St. Paul March 9 called Catholics at the Capitol. With critical issues such as the legalization of assisted suicide and persistent family poverty at stake, Catholics concerned with life and human dignity cannot afford to miss it.

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‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

| January 9, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Most Catholics don’t know who their state legislators are, so what we’re really trying to do here is not just to go and tell legislators what the Church thinks about an issue, but really help Catholics — on whatever issue they’re concerned about — be better public servants and faithful citizens,” Adkins said.

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Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

| Jonathan Liedl | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the bishops of Minnesota had breakfast with Gov. Mark Dayton and met with legislators at the State Capitol in mid-March, they weren’t just “keeping up appearances.” Beyond the pleasantries and the occasional photo-op, the day was a powerful encapsulation of the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference: to protect human dignity and advance the common good by living out the Church’s right and responsibility to participate in public conversation about laws and policies.

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