Tag: Jason Adkins

Minnesota Catholic, evangelical leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform

Minnesota Catholic, evangelical leaders urge Congress to pass immigration reform

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

They urged the state’s congressional representatives to support immigration reform that provides a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, upholds human dignity, promotes family unity and secures borders.

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Poverty relief, health care, marriage among priorities this session for Catholic conference

Poverty relief, health care, marriage among priorities this session for Catholic conference

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the Minnesota Legislature convened Jan. 8, the head of the public policy voice of the state’s Catholic bishops said the MCC would be monitoring a variety of issues ranging from poverty relief and pro-life concerns to human trafficking and the creation of the state’s health care exchange.

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Is the marriage protection amendment discrimination?

Is the marriage protection amendment discrimination?

| Jason Adkins | December 14, 2011

The following column — the third in a series about the marriage amendment — is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Catholics urged to make voices heard in public square

Catholics urged to make voices heard in public square

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you’re a Catholic who is hesitant about getting involved in the political process on behalf of the church and advocating for public policies consistent with church teaching, Anthony Picarello Jr. has some advice for you: “Don’t be afraid.”

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Why a marriage protection amendment? Why now?

Why a marriage protection amendment? Why now?

| Jason Adkins | October 26, 2011

The following column — the first in a series about the marriage amendment — is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Find out how faith should influence political decisions

Find out how faith should influence political decisions

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the Public Square” will explore the responsibilities of Catholics in political life and how to vote your conscience when no candidate expresses Catholic views.

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Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

| Jason Adkins | April 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

On April 12, committees in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature held hearings on companion bills (HF 201/SF 103) forbidding the use of tax­payer money to fund abortions. The law ends coverage for abor­tion in state-spon­sored health in­surance programs. The Minnesota Catholic Conference testified in support of this legislation.

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Educate, communicate and mobilize

Educate, communicate and mobilize

| April 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

New Minnesota Catholic Conference director says three-point focus will help church deliver its social teaching message

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Welcoming our new MN Catholic Conference director

Welcoming our new MN Catholic Conference director

| March 31, 2011

I am pleased to announce that the Minnesota Catholic Conference, made up of the bishops from all six dioceses in the state, has hired a new executive director of the office, Jason A. Adkins.

Jason is a native of St. Paul who obtained his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006. He also has a master of arts degree in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas.

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