Bishops’ Statements

This section includes legislative statements, articles, speeches and sermons from the bishops of Minnesota related to public policy areas of concern for the Catholic Church.


Archbishop Nienstedt—Do This in Memory of Me


Bishop Piché—The Importance of Marriage for Catholics


Archbishop Nienstedt—Letter to Governor Dayton and Legislative Leaders


Archbishop Nienstedt—Budgeting with the common good in mind


(USCCB) Archbishop Dolan—Subsidiarity and Solidarity


Bishop Serba—Marriage amendment bill testimony


Bishop Kinney— “As I Have Done For You . . . So You Also Should Do.”


Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota on Immigration 2010


Bishops of Minnesota –Welcoming our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers, December 12, 2008


Bishops of Minnesota Statement in Response to the Swift and Co. Raids, December 21, 2006


Bishop Bernard J. Harrington’s Statement on the Immigration Raids in the Diocese of Winona, December 19, 2006