(by Susan Klemond) March 27, 2013 Arguing that a U.S. District Court did not have the authority to determine Church teaching and that it misapplied a federal law protecting religious freedom, the Minnesota bishops have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. (March 20, 2013)— The general counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops states that the current proposed revisions of the Obama Administration’s contraceptive mandate are “an unprecedented …violation of religious liberty by the federal … Continue reading
(PDF of RELEASE) ST. PAUL, MINN (March 19, 2013)—Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the … Continue reading
Bishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcomings Concerned that first-rate charities still given second-class status Seek clarification on confusing finance plan WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2013)—The Feb. 1 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health … Continue reading
(by Joe Towalski) January 15, 2013 Every legislative session presents both opportunities and challenges, says Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.