There were several victories for families and people in need during the 2019 legislative session, which saw a divided government reach compromises to serve the common good, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
The Church’s concern for the common good was on display for all to see at Catholics at the Capitol on Feb. 19 as over 1,000 Minnesota Catholics came together with one voice to defend the dignity of the human person.
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.
On March 9, 70-plus people from the Diocese of St. Cloud joined others from throughout Minnesota for the first Catholics at the Capitol event. This well-organized gathering included addresses from each of the bishops of Minnesota, outlining the three key issues we were to focus on in our legislative meetings later in the day.