Members of the committees working on the project gathered under and around a small tent on the future site for a blessing and photos as some parishioners watched from their cars because of the pouring rain.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference is calling on Catholics to contact their legislators and urge them to reject a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The End of Life Options Act(HF 2152), which would allow terminally ill adults to choose to end their lives, was introduced March 7 in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
The event at the St. Paul RiverCentre and State Capitol drew more than 1,000 Catholics from around the state for a day of prayer, education and advocacy on issues important to the Church. It was sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Church in Minnesota.