Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jason Adkins, MCC executive director, said the document, “Minnesota, Our Common Home,”  challenges the false dichotomy between “life issues” and “social justice issues” when it comes to public policy and personal decision-making, and he expects to compel every Catholic to reconsider his or her policy stances and lifestyle choices.

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School choice advocates drive home arguments

School choice advocates drive home arguments

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Opportunity Scholarship will break down financial barriers for low- and middle-income families, allowing them to select the best schools based on the needs of their sons and daughters,” Gazelka said.

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Let’s not miss ‘the opportunity of a generation’

Let’s not miss ‘the opportunity of a generation’

| Christopher Nelson | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 19, the Minnesota Catholic Conference gathered hundreds of Catholics at our state’s Capitol to advocate for policies that uphold the values of our shared faith. The energy of the attendees was palpable as they prepared to discuss a wide variety of important topics with their state representatives.

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More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

| Dianne Towalski | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Be bold, be brave, be Catholic.”

That’s how Gloria Purvis of the Eternal Word Television Network summed up the keynote address by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

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Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy options

Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy options

| Susan Klemond | February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

While condemning the abuse some have suffered through so-called “conversion therapy,” Catholics and others who testified before a Minnesota legislative committee Feb. 13 said a bill to ban some counseling of children and vulnerable adults on same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria is overly broad and would limit patients’ treatment options. It would also violate First Amendment rights of therapists and other providers, they said.

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Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

| Susan Klemond | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference opposes the bill, in part because it could impact settings far beyond professional counseling, said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.

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Catholics at the Capitol to include speakers Archbishop Chaput, actor Caviezel

Catholics at the Capitol to include speakers Archbishop Chaput, actor Caviezel

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Advocating for public policy that protects life and human dignity is the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, and that mission will underscore all discussions at the conference’s Catholics at the Capitol event Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

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MCC stresses state budget as moral document

MCC stresses state budget as moral document

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A divided state government during the legislative session that began Jan. 8 creates opportunities for moderation and compromise, which is a good place to forge legislation that might be overlooked in a highly partisan environment, said Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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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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