MCC MEDIA ADVISORY: MN ‘Fortnight for FreedomEducational Series on Religious Liberty

(Junio 21, 2012)
WHAT: La Conferencia Católica de Minnesota (MCC) First Freedom Project is sponsoring a religious liberty public lecture series during the national U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (CONFERENCIA EPISCOPAL) “Fortnight for Freedom”—a national period of prayer and study for American Catholics.
More than seventy-five Catholic dioceses throughout the country are offering events in response to this unprecedented call from the nation’s Catholic bishops. Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer and study will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty.

WHO: Some of Minnesota’s leading Catholic legal and academic experts will address religious liberty issues in the areas of medicine, Ley, women’s freedom, and civic duty.

Speakers will include:

  • Jason Adkins, Director Ejecutivo, Conferencia Católica de Minnesota
  • Teresa Collett, profesor de derecho, Universidad de San. Thomas la Facultad de derecho
  • Andy Eisenzimmer, chancellor for civil affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis
  • Fr. Daniel Griffith, faculty fellow of law, Universidad de San. Thomas la Facultad de derecho
  • Scholars from the Siena Symposium for Women, Familia y cultura
  • Other leading Twin Cities attorneys and professors

WHEN: Julio 21 a julio 4, 2012

Jueves, Junio 21—Religious Liberty: Nuestra libertad más preciada
7:00 Para 9:00 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, Minn.
Co-patrocinado por la Arquidiócesis de St.. Paul-Minneapolis

Martes, Julio 26—Religious Liberty and Healthcare
7:00 Para 9:00 p.m. en St.. John the Evangelist Church, Rochester, Minn.
Co-sponsored by the Catholic Medical Association and the Diocese of Winona

Miércoles, Junio 27—Deceits and Conceits: El falso conflicto de la libertad religiosa con la libertad de las mujeres
7:00 Para 9:00 p.m. at University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Copatrocinado por el Simposio siena para mujeres, Familia, y Cultura

Jueves, Junio 28—Religious Liberty, Derechos de conciencia, y participación de comunidades religiosas en la Plaza Pública
8:30 a. m.. Para 5:00 p.m. at University of St. Escuela de derecho Thomas, Minneapolis, Minn.
(This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program open to attorneys and non-attorneys.)
Co-sponsored by the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas

ATTENDEES: Catholics and the general public interested in learning more about Constitutional rights as pertaining to religious liberties; lawyers interested in CLE credits.

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Para obtener más información, visit the “Upcoming Events” section of the Minnesota Catholic Conference (www.mncc.org). RSVP via the Minnesota Catholic Conference Facebook page. Events are free, except for the CLE program on June 28.

Media Contact:
Jessica Zittlow, Asociada de comunicaciones
jzittlow@mncc.org / O: 651.227.8777 / C: 651.368.1043