LEADERSHIP - Legislation Commission

2018 ACCW Convention Resolution:

Purpose:  To educate members on the Catholic viewpoint on legislative issues so that they will contact their legislators to influence their votes.

Whereas, Our Catholic Church is a global institution of Faith, begun by Jesus Christ;

Whereas, Pope Francis stated that we Catholics are to “meddle in politics”; and

Whereas, Catholic teachings are handed down from the Pope, to the Bishops, to the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations, to the National Council of Catholic Women, and to the local Councils of Catholic Women;

Resolved, That members of Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) will seek legislative information from the Minnesota Catholic Conference, who work through our Bishops to promote the Catholic view point on upcoming bills; and

Resolved, That ACCW members will be encouraged to participate in ACCW’s Legislative Day so that they will become educated on current issues in order to contact and influence their legislators.

Co-Chairs:

Government Affairs  Denise Haaland 507-334-2781

Religious Affairs       Joan McGrath     651-429-5218