Faith & Politics – Episode 3

Abraham Lincoln, the virtues of prudence and moderation, and exploring the ways in which Lincoln’s thought on labor and property resonates with the church’s social doctrine, are the topic on this episode with special guest Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University.

Faith & Politics – Episode 1

Commercial Surrogacy w/ Jennifer Lahl.  Ms. Lahl is a pediatric nurse, bioethicist, president of the Center for Bioethics & Culture, documentary filmmaker, and international expert on commercial surrogacy.  In the inaugural episode, she tells the story of Kelly Martinez, a South Dakota woman and three-time commercial surrogate.

HR 1003

House Bill No. 1003 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the adoption of House Resolution 1003, a resolution expressing appropriate sadness and dismay at the recent passage of an expansive abortion law in New York state. It further requests that the governor designate a day of Read more…

HB 1243

  House Bill No. 1243 Our Position: Oppose Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference opposes the passage of House Bill 1243, legislation which would alter South Dakota criminal law to recognize “sexual orientation or gender identity” as protected legal classifications of persons.  HB 1243 does not propose to define this Read more…

HB 1193

House Bill No. 1193 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1193, a bill to criminalize threatening a pregnant mother with murder, assault, or kidnapping in order to force an abortion.  HB 1193 would codify greater protections for mothers, and would Read more…

HB 1225

House Bill No. 1225 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1225.  Like Senate Bill 49, which was voted down in the Senate Education committee January 24, HB 1225 would void the South Dakota High School Activities Association “transgender procedure” of 2015, which permits youth Read more…

SB 85

Senate Bill No. 85 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 85, which would direct the state Department of Health to release its annual abortion report on July 1.  The law currently provides for abortion data to be published November 15. Read more…

SB 72

Senate Bill No. 72 Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 72, which would codify a standardized form abortion facilities must use in communicating relevant information to a mother prior to an abortion.  Currently, abortion facilities use consent forms that undermine the Read more…

SB 71

Senate Bill No. 71 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of Senate Bill 71, 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 Read more…

HB 1055

House Bill No. 1055 Our Position: Support Brief Description: The South Dakota Catholic Conference supports the passage of House Bill 1055.  HB 1055 would require a physician to obtain parental consent prior to the institution of an order to withhold resuscitation for a child in South Dakota.   Also known as “Simon’s Read more…