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Catholics at the Capitol
February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$40
Join 2,000+ Minnesota Catholics who are coming together for life & dignity on Tuesday, February 19, 2019! Catholics at the Capitol is a day of prayer, inspiration, education, and advocacy. During the morning program at the River Centre in St. Paul you will hear from inspirational speakers including actor Jim Caviezel, Archbishop Charles Chaput, and Gloria Purvis along with music from Danielle Rose.
You will learn practical ways to live out your faith in public life, learn about issues impacting life and human dignity, and how to begin building relationships with your elected officials in order to advocate for the common good. In the afternoon you and your neighbors will meet with your legislators at the Capitol and have the opportunity to pray the Rosary in the Rotunda.
What is the purpose of Catholics at the Capitol?
First, we want Catholics at the Capitol to be a chance for Catholics from across the state to come together and make their voice heard on issues that are important to us. It only takes a handful of people to make a difference in our state legislature; just think what over 2,000 Catholics coming together can do!
“Cat Cap” was also designed to demystify the process of legislative advocacy for those who have little (or even no) experience in politics. Attendees will walk away with more knowledge about the political process and more resources to help them work for the common good in our state.
Finally, we wish to offer a compelling
and hopeful vision of faithful citizenship, healing some of the cynicism and division that drives so many people away from politics today. Amid growing skepticism that faith has any place in the public arena, we want to foster a renewed commitment to missionary discipleship precisely through faithful citizenship.
What inspired Catholics at the Capitol?
The Church sees politics as a form of civic friendship. At a time when polarization and partisanship are pulling us apart, the world needs the Church more than ever to renew public life by building bridges of friendship, especially with lawmakers. Pope Francis once said, “a good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself so that those who govern can govern.” We created Catholics at the Capitol to help Catholics learn how “meddling” in politics can be an exercise of our faith and to provide an opportunity for Catholics from across the state to build relationships with their representatives and with one another.