Tag: Minnesota Catholic Conference

MCC webinar focuses on Church’s response to racism

MCC webinar focuses on Church’s response to racism

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics must educate themselves on the Church’s teaching on racism and nurture the passion to respond to racism — both personal and structural — with the same vigor that they respond to other attacks against the sanctity of life, such as abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia, Bishop Shelton Fabre said during a Sept. 9 webinar organized by the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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MCC aims to help voters make informed decisions

MCC aims to help voters make informed decisions

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Suzanne Bartels, a parishioner of St. Paul in Ham Lake, is deep into planning ways to help her fellow Catholics become better informed about political issues and candidates. After all, the Nov. 3 election is fast approaching.

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MCC webinar to focus on Church’s response to racism Sept. 9

MCC webinar to focus on Church’s response to racism Sept. 9

| August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

George Floyd’s May 25 death sparked international conversation about racial inequity and injustice. Questions about race and identity — and the ability in the United States for people to live together in peace and with justice as a racially diverse nation — remain at the forefront of the public discussion, said Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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MCC offers Minnesota students May 12 webinar ‘Lessons in Advocacy’

MCC offers Minnesota students May 12 webinar ‘Lessons in Advocacy’

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic middle and high school students in Minnesota who want to learn more about the faith and applying Church teaching to issues in the public arena have a unique opportunity May 12.

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MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

| April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference staff and other advocacy groups are urging Gov. Tim Walz to take steps to protect prison workers and inmates from the spread of COVID-19 and prevent debt collectors from garnishing people’s federal stimulus payments.

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Archbishop shares MCC counsel with clergy: Prudent not to vote in presidential primary

Archbishop shares MCC counsel with clergy: Prudent not to vote in presidential primary

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda recently shared with priests and deacons some advice from the Minnesota Catholic Conference: It might be best not to vote in the March 3 presidential primary.

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Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a culture where public school policies are increasingly pushing parents out of important conversations about their child’s sexual identity and gender expression, Catholic educators need to take an opposite approach, speakers told two gatherings of pastors, Catholic school leaders and religious education directors Feb. 20-21.  Sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ […]

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New guidelines for Catholic schools affirm students’ sexual identity as biological sex, opposing gender theory

New guidelines for Catholic schools affirm students’ sexual identity as biological sex, opposing gender theory

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools and religious education programs in Minnesota dioceses are to relate to students “in a way that is respectful of and consistent with each student’s God-given sexual identity and biological sex,” the document states.

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March 11 opportunity to lobby for emergency shelters, affordable housing

March 11 opportunity to lobby for emergency shelters, affordable housing

| February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference is co-sponsoring a day of lobbying March 11 at the State Capitol in St. Paul on the need to increase funding for emergency shelters and create more affordable housing.

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MCC’s booklets provide Catholic perspective on end-of-life decisions

MCC’s booklets provide Catholic perspective on end-of-life decisions

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joe Stanislav, CEO of Our Lady of Peace hospice and home health care in St. Paul, can vouch for the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s primers on health care directives and end-of-life care.

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Hundreds pack hearing on ‘End-of-Life Options Act’

Hundreds pack hearing on ‘End-of-Life Options Act’

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imam Asad Zaman expressed several concerns about a bill that would allow health care providers to prescribe lethal drugs to people deemed terminally ill. Among them is the need to maintain — and not undermine — the basic moral norm of defending life, the executive director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota in St. Paul told a legislative committee Sept. 11.

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Promoting the common good is not a spectator sport

Promoting the common good is not a spectator sport

| Shawn Peterson | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

After five very blessed years as associate director for public policy with the Minnesota Catholic Conference, I have decided to pursue a new opportunity with Catholic Education Partners, an organization whose mission is to advance public policies that empower families and children to enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education. I firmly believe that giving more children the opportunity to receive a great Catholic education through parental choice is one of the best ways we can spread the Gospel, bring more people to Christ, and build a better and just society.

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