Living In The Real

“Living In The Real” is pastoral guidance for clergy and parishioners to prevent more of our brothers and sisters from falling into the trap of recreational and immoral drug misuse. In 2023, the Minnesota State Legislature legalized recreational marijuana use and established a retail industry for the drug. And because all of us have been affected in some way by the improper use of drugs and alcohol, especially by a loved one, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota offer this guidance in the hope of correcting the misperception that merely because something is legally permissible, it is safe or morally acceptable.

The resources provided below for download:

  • Full "Living In The Real" Publication
  • Condensed, Double-Sided Q&A Sheet
  • Social Media Graphics

For media inquiries, please contact Chris Mulcahey at [email protected]

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Click to download 8.5x11 Q&A Flyer


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