Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

ACCW Legislative Day headed to State Capitol for first time

ACCW Legislative Day headed to State Capitol for first time

| February 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

Inspired by last year’s Catholics at the Capitol event, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will take its Feb. 22 Legislative Day to the Minnesota Capitol this year.

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Catholic Advocacy Network district leader reflects on new role

Catholic Advocacy Network district leader reflects on new role

| February 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

Cathy Frazier grew up in a home where religion and politics were discussed around the dinner table, and she and five of her siblings were known to divide into partisan camps. Decades later, she’s decided to delve more deeply into influencing policymaking by volunteering as a district leader with the Catholic Advocacy Network.

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MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

| February 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

Adkins identified two themes — fighting the commodification of the human person and caring for “our common home” — that will shape the crux of the MCC’s work this session.

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Symposium explores gender identity, ‘question of our era’

Symposium explores gender identity, ‘question of our era’

| December 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

The symposium’s speakers contributed to an overall message of affirmation that men and women have real biological and social differences that complement one another in their relationships, especially as husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers; and that there are personal, theological and social implications when male and female complementarity is discounted, or when attempts are made to separate  the notion of gender from a person’s biological sex.

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State’s bishops call for tax bill to protect vulnerable, families

State’s bishops call for tax bill to protect vulnerable, families

| December 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Minnesota Catholic Conference asked the state’s congressional delegation to support that tax bill only if it “meets key moral considerations,” including policies that would not increase the tax burden on people with low incomes or working families.

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Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

| September 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Health care reform, transgender theory and the opioid epidemic were featured topics at a Sept. 20 gathering of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and lay leaders.

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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 19 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teresa Lodoen was caught off guard when she got an email from the pastor of her parish, St. Peter in Mendota, July 7. As she was finishing the wedding rehearsal of her daughter, Natalie, Father Steven Hoffman informed her that a long-time priest friend of hers, Father David McCauley, had died that day. He was 79.

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School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final omnibus bills demonstrated concessions from both major parties, but they were “geared to reach certain electoral constituencies or serving special interests,” Adkins said, pointing the finger at both sides of the aisle.

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Five things to know for remaining legislative session

Five things to know for remaining legislative session

| May 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

As time winds down in the current state legislative session, Minnesota Catholic Conference director Jason Adkins highlighted five key things to bear in mind.

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Encouraging new growth in family farming

Encouraging new growth in family farming

| Shawn Peterson | March 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The decline of small, family farms and rural communities isn’t just a problem for small-town residents or American Gothic enthusiasts. It carries with it consequences for all Minnesotans that we should address.

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Barber shop talks prompt entrepreneurs to mentor, engage black youths

Barber shop talks prompt entrepreneurs to mentor, engage black youths

| Bridget Ryder | March 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

In the aftermath of the police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights last July, sitting in the barber’s chair at H. White Men’s Room in North Minneapolis became therapeutic for Reynolds-Anthony Harris.

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