Inside the Capitol

  • Halfway Point: Key Issues Come into Focus

    Posted by · April 12, 2024 3:12 PM

  • Minnesota Bishops Meet with Lawmakers to Advocate for Common Good

    Posted by · March 19, 2024 3:07 PM

    As the Minnesota Legislature is mid-way through the 2024 legislative session and deciding what bills to advance forward and pass into law, Minnesota’s bishops are urging our lawmakers to support legislation that serves the common good, protects religious liberty, and strengthens families.

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  • Faith Under Fire: The Battle for Religious Freedom in Minnesota

    Posted by · March 04, 2024 12:47 PM

    At a House Committee meeting on Thursday, February 29, it became clear that some Minnesota legislators not only do not respect religious beliefs, they will no longer tolerate them.

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  • Civic Engagement 101: Understanding Minnesota's Legislative Session and Precinct Caucuses

    Posted by · February 19, 2024 9:23 AM

    With the legislative session underway as of February 12, your state Senator and Representative are back at the Capitol crafting bills and deliberating on legislation that impacts our lives. To be effective at the Capitol as advocates, it is imperative that we not only know who represents us (the “people”), but also the policies being proposed, and the legislative processWe call those the three “p’s” of advocacy.

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  • Opposing Assisted Suicide and Defending Women's Rights

    Posted by · February 02, 2024 9:18 AM

    Proposed legislation in St. Paul threatens life, human dignity, and religious freedom.

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  • Putting families first at the State Capitol

    Posted by · January 29, 2024 11:24 AM

    Cycles of abuse, addiction, poor health outcomes, academic under achievement and crime seem impossible to end. All too often, at the heart of these issues is the breakdown of the family. While there is no single cause nor solution, we know that these outcomes exacerbate the breakdown of the family, and when families are economically stable many of these issues can begin to heal.

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  • Balancing Parenthood and Principles

    Posted by · December 19, 2023 10:21 AM

    The desire for parenthood is natural and good. Yet, infertility is a cross borne by approximately 9% of men and 11% of women, and the pain it inflicts prompts many couples to explore assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The Church in her wisdom teaches that there are ethical bounds to the conception of a child that must be safeguarded, and the scientific ability to create a child through various technological means does not make it just for the parents, child, or society.

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  • The proposed ERA: a Trojan horse to weaken women’s rights

    Posted by · November 20, 2023 12:50 PM

    The proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Minnesota Constitution, more appropriately called the Erosion of Rights Amendment, would diminish hard-earned rights and protections of women and could eliminate conscience rights and religious liberty of all Minnesotans.

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  • Uniting and renewing the pro-life movement

    Posted by · October 30, 2023 1:24 PM

    It is no secret the 2023 legislative session set back Minnesota’s pro-life movement, especially regarding the protection of women and girls’ health and safety. But there is no time for lamentations. Instead, we must move forward in a united and collaborative way to create a state where every preborn child is welcomed in life and respected by law.

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