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The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minn.

Minnesota Catholic Conference highlights Church's role in public square

May 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Minnesota’s legislature prepares to finish its legislative session for the year, the state Catholic conference has noted a recent... Read more

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Online course for Catholic politicians to study Thomas More, John Paul II, Dag Hammarskjöld

Sep 18, 2020

What do St. Thomas More, St. John Paul II, and Dag Hammarskjöld have in common?  Read more

The flag of Scotland.

Edinburgh council may strip religious reps' votes on education

May 31, 2019

A priest in Edinburgh has written to oppose a suggestion in Edinburgh council to strip voting rights from religious representatives... Read more

Give religious reps a vote on education committees, Scottish bishop urges

May 29, 2019

The Bishop of Dunkeld has met with local government officials to discuss the council area's decision to strip voting rights... Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg. Conservative MP for North East Somerset.

Bigotry and politics: what this British MP said about faith in the public square

May 23, 2018

The Conservative Party member of the British parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg is in the spotlight this week for recent comments he... Read more

Minnesota archbishop: Catholics belong in the public sphere

Mar 13, 2018

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it is the duty of the laity to... Read more

Alan Sears speaks at the Catholics in the Public Square Conference in Phoenix, AZ on Sept. 6, 2014.

Amid mounting religious freedom threats, role of laity highlighted

Sep 10, 2014

As domestic religious freedom threats reach unprecedented levels, the lay faithful must play an active role in promoting and defending... Read more