The following update on the 2019 Minnesota state legislative session is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Church’s official public policy voice in the state.
With the start of the 2019 state legislative session on Jan. 8, Catholics have an opportunity to continue the work of faithful citizenship by assisting elected officials in creating public policies that promote human life and dignity.
Catholics from throughout Minnesota will come together in February to learn about the legislative process and make their voices heard on issues that are important to them.
In politics, we may have temporary opponents, but we must never mistake them for permanent enemies.
The NAE’s booklet dovetails in many ways with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ own “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.”
St. Oscar Romero and Dorothy Day were leaders who Catholics can look to modeled faithful citizenship.
More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”