Landscape shifts for surrogate motherhood

(April 19, 2017 – Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly – Nicholas W. Smith) Tightening of laws in other countries fuels U.S. market, but not all states are relaxing statutes Modern technology for nearly two decades has made it possible for infertile … Continue reading →

Making Sure Our Water Works

The ubiquity of water in the most essential acts of human life makes it unlike any other substance. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms, “by its very nature, water cannot be treated as just another commodity among many.” … Continue reading →

Making Sure Our Water Works

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it can be easy to take water for granted—it is literally all around us, even more so in the rainy month of April. But as the recent water crises in Flint, Michigan, and the … Continue reading →

Encouraging New Growth in Family Farming

  The decline of small, family farms and rural communities isn’t just a problem for small-town residents or American Gothic enthusiasts. It carries with it consequences for all Minnesotans that we should address. That’s why the Minnesota Catholic Conference has … Continue reading →

Catholics Call on Lawmakers for Action

(March 10, 2017 – Alphanews – Julia Erynn) Catholics across MN rally to address poverty, education, assisted suicide St. Paul, MN – Catholics from across Minnesota gathered at the Capitol Thursday to lobby their elected officials for their legislative priorities, … Continue reading →

Taking the “Porn Problem” Public

The Catholic faith has long drawn attention to the serious and sinister consequences of pornography on the human soul. In 2016, for instance, the USCCB released “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a pastoral letter describing pornography’s ability to distort … Continue reading →