Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

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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Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 18, I delivered the keynote address at the Joint Reli­gious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill. I was invited to deliver that address and accepted the invitation several weeks prior to my assuming the role of interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Con­fer­ence until such time as a nationwide search identified a permanent director. I was speaking as a long-time member and supporter of the JRLC.

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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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Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

Minnesota needs to solve its current state budget crisis justly by asking those with higher incomes to pay more in taxes to prevent the poor — already hit hard by the economic downturn — from having to bear more of the burden, said Father David McCauley, interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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State Catholic conference opposes voter ID bills

State Catholic conference opposes voter ID bills

| February 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

It was standing room only for a House committee hearing on a proposal to require photo identification for voters.

For nearly two hours Thursday, supporters and opponents of two photo ID bills testified before the Government Operations and Elections Committee.

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Marriage, poverty among legislative priorities for state Catholic conference

Marriage, poverty among legislative priorities for state Catholic conference

| January 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

From their offices on University Avenue, just a short distance from the State Capitol, Father David McCauley and his small support staff at the Minnesota Catholic Conference are getting ready for the hard work that still lies ahead during this year’s legislative session.

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GOP controlled Legislature offers opportunities and challenges

GOP controlled Legislature offers opportunities and challenges

| November 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

The upcoming state legislative session presents “a mixed bag” for the concerns of Min­nesota’s Catholic bishops, said Father David McCau­ley, interim director of the Min­ne­sota Catholic Conference, the bishops’ public policy voice.

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