Our participation in the public square allows us to influence law and policymaking to uphold and pursue the good of every human person which in turn invites us to have opportunities to love our neighbor through the political arena.
The education of children is the prerogative of the family, not the state. Parents are the first educators of their children
Free societies and free enterprise systems must be animated by people who understand they have been created and redeemed by the gratuitous and undeserved gift of God’s love.
With the water crises in many states, we must affirm through public policy measures currently being considered at the Capitol that we our committed to providing clean, drinkable water is a concern to all Minnesotans.
Minnesota Catholic Conference has lent its support to HF 608/SF 1414, a bill that would make it easier for the beginning farmer or rancher to enter into this important work. This legislation would create tax incentives for the older, established farmer to rent or sell their land to the new or beginning farmer.
Several states have passed resolutions declaring pornography a public health crisis, and Minnesota could be next.
This year, the bishops of Minnesota are hosting an exciting event in St. Paul on March 9 called Catholics at the Capitol.
The debate over immigration policy is inevitably heating up as we prepare for Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Undoubtedly, an early priority of his presidency will be to increase border security and re-examine President Obama’s immigration enforcement policies.
Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: Neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about the character of both.
During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our election day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly put out a range of voting guides.