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Congresswoman Lisa McClain of Michigan, Minnesota state senator Julia Coleman, Congressman Tony Gonzales of Texas, and Arizona State Rep. Quang Nguyen, R-Prescott. (photo: Courtesy)

Newcomers to public service encourage other Catholics to enter the public arena.

By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News, Nov. 18, 2020

Jonathan Liedl lives and works in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He has previously worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Catholic Rural Life and EWTN. 

Jonathan LiedlThey come from different places and different backgrounds. One spent his teenage years adjusting to life in the United States as a refugee of the Vietnam War. Another is less than a decade removed from serving as Miss Minneapolis.

But whatever their differences, Catholics newly elected to state or federal office this November have responded to a similar call to enter into public service — with many of them telling the Register that their faith, in one way or another, played a critical role in their decision to seek election.  …