Tag: Government shutdown

Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

| Julie Asher | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Neither snow nor sleet — nor partial government shutdown — will keep pro-lifers away from the nation’s capital for the March for Life Jan. 18.

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Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the days of government shutdown, political standoffs and ideological battles, it amazes me how sure everyone is about their position.

It reminds me of an article I read by David Brooks written for The New York Times in which he observed in our country an increasing kind of overconfidence and inflated sense of our abilities, intelligence and self-esteem.

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Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have been watching the State’s budget negotiations unfold with great concern, and hope Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders overcome their differences and achieve a just solution soon.

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State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

| Tim Marx | July 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Now that our elected leaders have collided in a game of “chicken” and significant portions of state government are idled, a pall has been cast over Minnesota.

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Writing as a pastor, not a politician

Writing as a pastor, not a politician

In early June, I wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers about the present crisis over the state budget. Some commentators interpreted my message as favoring one party’s approach over another’s. That was not correct.

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In wake of judge’s ruling, Catholic Charities remains “deeply concerned” about looming shutdown’s effects

In wake of judge’s ruling, Catholic Charities remains “deeply concerned” about looming shutdown’s effects

| June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

While a Ramsey County judged ruled June 29 that some services that help the poor and vulnerable are “critical” and would continue to be funded during a state government shutdown, other funding — including child care assistance — would stop.

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Government shutdown could impact Catholic service providers

Government shutdown could impact Catholic service providers

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Catholic health care facilities and Catholic Charities could be among service providers that would feel the impact of a state government shutdown if Republican legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton fail to solve the state budget impasse by July 1.

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