North Dakota Catholic Conference
The North Dakota Catholic Conference is the means by which the Catholic bishops of the state of North Dakota act together on public policy matters for the mutual well-being of the Catholic Church and all citizens throughout the state.
State’s Catholic Bishops Issue Guidance on Charitable Giving
North Dakota's Roman Catholic bishops are asking Catholics to make charitable giving decisions consistent with Catholic teaching. “Catholics are compelled by the Gospel to responsibly promote the protection of human life, families, and the common good,” according to the statement. “At the same time, we urge attentiveness to the possibility of endorsing an organization whose mission or affiliation may be morally objectionable or, at least, questionable.” The statement by Bishop Paul A. Zipfel, of Bismarck and Bishop Samuel J. Aquila, of Fargo was released on Ash Wednesday, 2011, the beginning of a traditional period of charitable giving in the Catholic Church. Read the full statement (PDF).