Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

| September 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Presidential election mania often overshadows the multitude of critical races other than the one for the White House.

“[It’s] through the local level, where we restore the foundation and begin to rebuild … the culture,” Scott Richert told the crowd gathered at the University of St. Thomas on Sept. 21.

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After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 15-member legislative commission charged with developing public policy recommendations regulating commercial surrogacy met for the first time June 28, launching a study that people on different sides of the issue say has been a long time coming.

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MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bipartisan cooperation led to the passage of several pieces of MCC-backed legislation, including one establishing a surrogacy commission, which the MCC listed as a top priority at the beginning of the session.

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Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

| April 25, 2016 | 5 Comments

Q&A with the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Shawn Peterson

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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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MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The bill will undoubtedly come back,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director. “It’s important that people educate themselves about the pitfalls of the bill and the flaws of the bill that really make it a risky, dangerous and complicated proposition. Once . . . the barbiturates are prescribed, there’s no oversight as to what happens next. The bill is not about compassionate care; it’s about allowing someone to get a vial of pills and go home to die, potentially alone.”

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Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.

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Bringing Christ to the caucus

Bringing Christ to the caucus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Venturing into the political realm today can be an unappealing prospect. Sometimes it seems that American politics appeals to our base fears and prejudices, while advancing only the special interests of a powerful few.

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How to caucus: MCC explains

How to caucus: MCC explains

| Minnesota Catholic Conference | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics, caucusing provides us an opportunity not only to live out the call to faithful citizenship, but also to have a meaningful impact on the political process.

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Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

Welfare, surrogacy, school choice top MCC’s legislative priorities

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes March 8 for its 2016 session, scheduled to end May 23. For the Minnesota Catholic Conference, a shorter session than last year’s means focusing on a few key priorities, said Jason Adkins, MCC director.

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Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders from Catholic and private schools in the Twin Cities area attended a Jan. 26 meeting at St. Pascal Baylon School in St. Paul to learn about a relatively new coalition and its efforts to win legislative approval for several school choice initiatives.

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At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to anti-Catholic prejudice, LeRoy Brown became a teacher at St. Thomas Academy for nearly two decades then a fighter for fairness for Catholics on many fronts.

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