Press Releases & Statements

  • Matt Birk Speaks on Importance of MN Marriage Amendment in New Online Video

    Posted by · October 01, 2012 11:00 AM

    NFL Star and Minnesota Native Talks about the Importance of Moms and Dads, Risk of Marriage Redefinition in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (Oct. 1, 2012)—National Football League (NFL) all-pro Matt Birk discusses his belief in marriage as between a man and a woman, and its importance as a cornerstone social institution in a new online video launched by the Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC). In the video, the 2012 NFL Man of the Year, Minnesota native, and practicing Catholic talks about the importance of both mothers and fathers for children, the pending court case in Minnesota’s Hennepin County to redefine marriage, and his personal reasons for deciding to speak publicly on the issue of marriage redefinition.

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  • Take Action! Five Ways to Support Marriage Between Now and November 6th

    Posted by · September 27, 2012 2:38 PM

  • Statement regarding the Statewide Marriage Amendment Mailing from Minnesota Bishops

    Posted by · September 25, 2012 11:10 AM

    Every Catholic household in Minnesota was or will be mailed a letter from their respective bishop encouraging them to vote “Yes” for the marriage amendment, and briefly explaining why the amendment is needed. In most instances, the letter also invites the recipient to make a contribution to Minnesota for Marriage, the campaign created by a diverse coalition of leaders and groups to pass the marriage amendment. The proceeds from the contributions will be used for mass outreach in the final weeks of the campaign.

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  • The Catholic Spirit: Talking about the Marriage Amendment with Family, Friends

    Posted by · August 28, 2012 12:42 PM

  • MCC Informational Statement on MN Marriage Amendment Activities

    Posted by · August 06, 2012 2:30 PM

  • Minnesota Catholic Conference calls on Congress and the President to amend the Affordable Care Act

    Posted by · June 28, 2012 11:00 AM

    Cites need to protect human life from conception to natural death, the rights of conscience, and the dignity of immigrant workers and their families as reasons

    St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2012)—In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today that the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, the Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, called on Congress and the President to amend the law to protect the unborn, the rights of conscience, and the healthcare needs of immigrant families. 

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  • MN ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ Educational Series on Religious Liberty

    Posted by · June 21, 2012 11:00 AM

    WHAT: The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC) First Freedom Project is sponsoring a religious liberty public lecture series during the national U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) “Fortnight for Freedom”—a national period of prayer and study for American Catholics.

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  • Statement Regarding the Recent Statement of Three Retired Archdiocesan Priests

    Posted by · May 17, 2012 11:00 AM

    Saint Paul, MN, May 17, 2012—The public statement issued today regarding the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment by three retired priests of the Archdiocese is factually incorrect and does not represent Catholic teaching.

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  • Statement Regarding Former Priests’ Position on Marriage Amendment

    Posted by · May 17, 2012 11:00 AM

    Saint Paul, MN, May 17, 2012—Earlier today, we were made aware of a media event organized by a group of former priests in opposition to the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. 

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