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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Bishop Joseph R. Cistone

News Release: On the Death of Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone

Michigan Catholic Conference shares its profound sorrow with the parishioners, clergy and family of Bishop Joseph Cistone, who passed away unexpectedly the evening of October 15th due to the complications of cancer. We remember the joy in which he approached his ministry as bishop and his service to this organization as a member of the Board of Directors. Read more…

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USCCB and CRS Commend Reauthorization of Emergency AIDS Relief Plan

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) both applaud Congressional actions to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years. So far the plan has saved millions of lives, prevented millions of new infections and supported 6.4 million orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers worldwide. The legislation, now on its way for final passage, also sets U.S. policy for the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Read more…

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Lansing Update: October 5, 2018

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Catholic Conference Launches Website for Election Resources, Information; MCC Urges 'No' Vote on Recreational Marijuana; Critical "Raise the Age" Discussion Continues; New Theme and Materials Available for Respect Life Month. Read more…

Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent

U.S. Bishops Introduce New Theme and Materials for Respect Life Month

Every year, October marks the observation of Respect Life Month in the U.S. Catholic Church. This celebration highlights the responsibility of all Catholics to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. The theme for this year is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” Resources—including articles, posters, and graphics—are available for year-round use. Read more…

Front cover of Proposal 1: Say No to Recreational Marijuana

News Release: Michigan Catholic Conference Urges No Vote on Recreational Marijuana

MCC Joins Healthy and Productive Michigan Coalition in Opposition to Proposal 1

According to the Focus document: "Questions about this proposal considered by the MCC Board of Directors, which includes the diocesan bishops of the state, asked if this measure promotes the common good and uplifts the moral fiber in the state. After careful review, the MCC Board is urging a No vote on the measure, citing the harm it may cause for Michigan families, health outcomes, communities and workers.” Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: The Issues, The Candidates, and Your Vote 2018

Every Catholic is called to engage in the political process, guided by a well-formed conscience. During this November 6 General Election, Michigan Catholics must make decisions about the issues and local, statewide, and national candidates on their ballot. The Word from Lansing column for September highlights Church teaching and questions to consider before voting. Read more…

MSAE Diamond Award given to Michigan Catholic Conference in recognition of it's Freedom to Serve advertising campaign

News Release: Freedom to Serve Wins Top Award for Best PR Campaign

Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) announced today that its Freedom to Serve advertising campaign has received the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ (MSAE) Diamond Award, the organization’s highest honor in the field of public relations. The announcement was made September 20th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi during MSAE’s 17th Annual Diamond Awards banquet. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 21, 2018

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Dioceses Welcome Attorney General's Investigation, Pledge Cooperation; Stay Tuned for Advocacy on Critical "Raise the Age" Bills. Read more…

Michigan Catholic Conference President and CEO Paul A. Long

News Release: MCC CEO Paul A. Long Elected President of National Catholic Conference Directors Association

The National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors has elected as its next president Paul A. Long, President and CEO of the Michigan Catholic Conference. “I am grateful for Paul’s selection to this important national position as the Church continues her diligent work to promote the common good and to uplift the dignity of all human persons,” said Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit and Chairman of the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 14, 2018

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Objective Parole Bill Signed Into Law; Action Needed! Oppose the Use of Tax Dollars for Aborted Fetal Organs. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 7, 2018

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Newborn Safe Delivery Device Legislation Passes Senate Committee; Senate Committee Approves Objective Parole Bills; Michigan Legislature Approves Paid Sick Leave, Minimum Wage Proposals. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 17, 2018

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Responses to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report; FOCUS: The Issues, the Candidates, and Your Vote 2018; The Word from Lansing: The Future of Roe v. Wade. Read more…

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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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