Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

Jim Caviezel — Hollywood’s ‘Jesus’ — to speak at Catholics at the Capitol in February

Jim Caviezel — Hollywood’s ‘Jesus’ — to speak at Catholics at the Capitol in February

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Actor Jim Caviezel will take the stage at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul for Catholics at the Capitol in February.

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Citizen advocacy key to MCC’s 2018 legislative efforts

Citizen advocacy key to MCC’s 2018 legislative efforts

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The work of state lawmakers may be over following the end of the 2018 legislative session. But the work of citizens concerned about human dignity and the common good must continue, particularly with an eye toward elections this fall, said Jason Adkins, executive director of Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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We are all responsible for helping the poor

We are all responsible for helping the poor

| Anne Krisnik | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota is ranked the second-best state in the nation overall (after Iowa). This is according to new overall state rankings by U.S. News and World Report, which are based on more than 75 metrics including economy, education, opportunities and quality of life.

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The problem of pornography: Church recognizes harm, seeks solution

The problem of pornography: Church recognizes harm, seeks solution

| Bridget Ryder | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pornography use has exploded in the decades since the advent of the internet. The harmful effects of new generation, widespread pornography are clear, and the local Church is responding.

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Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

Capitol 101: An approachable intro to civic engagement  

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As of March 16, more than 4,000 bills had been introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The count was at 3,700 for the Senate.

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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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