Shouldn’t religious groups stay out of politics? You know, the “separation of Church and State?”


Catholics bring an important perspective on the dignity of the human person and the common good of all into the conversation. We don’t impose our beliefs, but rather propose solutions that not only accord with our faith, but are also in the best interests of Minnesotans. Not only is it perfectly legal and acceptable for religiously-motivated citizens to support certain policies and laws, but it would be a great disservice to our state and its people if religiously-motivated advocates stayed home and stayed out of the public conversation.

The beauty of our system of government is that it allows different people, with different beliefs and visions, to come together and discuss how best to govern. The “separation of Church and State,” after all, refers to a prohibition on government meddling in the affairs of religion—not the other way around.