National Catholic Bioethics Center

For Covid-19 resources, visit their website  The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing, and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and it derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Mission of The National Catholic Bioethics Center is Read more…

Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus until further notice

JOINT STATEMENT: THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESES OF SIOUX FALLS AND RAPID CITY Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus until further notice Earlier this week and in our respective capacities as spiritual leaders of the two dioceses in South Dakota, we Read more…

HCR 6020

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 6020, which expresses South Dakota’s commitment to the sanctity of all life from the moment of conception.  HCR 6020 responds to a pro-abortion position recently adopted by the National Education Association, a public teachers union and the nation’s largest professional interest Read more…

SB 64

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 64, which would eliminate the death penalty as a criminal sentence for the seriously mentally ill convicted of capital crimes.  The Catholic Church calls for a culture of life, and firmly opposes the death penalty as an unnecessary tool Read more…

HB 1096

The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1096, which would ban the practice of commercial surrogacy. The Church expresses profound love for couples who long for the gift of a child, and calls on all who suffer to unite themselves more closely with the loving Creator in Read more…

Faith & Politics – Episode 7

On Episode 7, we’re joined by Dr. Chris Burgwald, Director of Adult Discipleship and Evangelization for the Diocese of Sioux Falls to discuss HB 1057, known as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, a bill filed Tuesday that would prohibit medical providers from prescribing puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones, or conducting mutilating Read more…

HB 1057

House Bill No. 1057 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1057.  HB 1057, known as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act, would prohibit medical providers from prescribing puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones, or conducting mutilating surgeries on a child who has Read more…

Faith & Politics – Episode 6

The Impeachment Episode. Dr. Jon Schaff, professor of political science at Northern State University joins the podcast again to discuss the third impeachment in American history, what it means for America, and what it means for us as Catholics and faithful citizens.