Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Freedom to Serve 2018 Gabriel Award First Place Winner

News Release: Catholic Press Association Honors MCC with First-Place Gabriel Award

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada announced this week that Michigan Catholic Conference is among its first-place Gabriel Award winners for the short television feature “Hands of Service and Healing.” The one minute television advertisement features the work of Catholic Charities personnel to assist vulnerable persons, especially through the provision of fresh water and necessary services in the city of Flint. Read more…

MCC staff testify on behalf of the FIP Grace Period for Marriage Bill in the House Families, Children, and Human Services Committee

Lansing Update: May 11, 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: Opposition to Retroactive Legislation Continues to Grow; Stillborn Tax Exemption Unanimously Clears Senate Committee; MCC Testifies on Behalf of FIP Grace Period for Marriage Bill; School Safety Measures Pass House, Continue to Senate; House Families Committee Hears Testimony On Safe Delivery Device Bill; Happy Mother's Day from Michigan Catholic Conference. Read more…

Michigan Catholic Conference staff and representatives of The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo and Diocese of Gaylord speak before the House Law and Justice Committee regarding safe environments and policies to protect children

Lansing Update: May 4, 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: MCC and Diocesan Reps Testify on Behalf of Mandatory Reporting Bills; In Joint Letter, MCC and MANS Urge Immediate Appeal of Mandate Ruling; 2018–2019 Budget Proposals Continue to Conference Committees; House Approves Exemption on Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation; With Changes, House Committee Clears School Safety Package; MCC Opposes Medicaid Work Requirements in House Committee. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 30, 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: Court of Claims Ruling Strikes Down Mandate Funding, Next Steps Being Considered; House Committee Continues Consideration of Child Protection Measures; Legislation Expanding Definition of Coercion Becomes Law; State Lawmakers Move Critical Budget Proposals Forward; Michigan Legislature Considers School Safety Measures; Updates on State Immigration Resolution, DACA, and the USA Act. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 20, 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: MCC Supports Child Protection Bills in House Committee Discussions on HHS Appropriations Budget Continue in Both Chambers; Tuition Grant Restored in Both Budget Versions, Other Education Measures Await Vote; House of Representatives Votes 96-13 on Driver's License Bills; Immigration Reform Resolution Continues to Have MCC Support; Medicaid Work Requirement Passes Senate, Continues Forward. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Create Safe Environments for Children

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Annually, this month highlights the importance of protecting children, but the work of creating safe environments for kids is needed each and every day. The April edition of The Word from Lansing outlines what the Catholic Church has done to prevent abuse, assist victims, and promote child safety. Read more…

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News Release: Catholic Conference Offers Support for House Child Protection Legislation

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives recently introduced eighteen bills to protect children and others from abuse. Over the next several weeks, these and other bipartisan measures will go before the House Law and Justice Committee for further consideration from lawmakers. To combat the appalling presence of sexual abuse in society, Michigan Catholic Conference will support legislation in the committee that protects children and creates safe environments. Read more…

MCC's four 2018 PACE Awards

News Release: MCC Communications Awarded for Public Relations Efforts

The Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) presented Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) with four awards during the 2018 PACE Awards on Thursday evening, April 12. This year’s celebration, held at The Cadillac Room in Lansing’s REO Town, recognized mid-Michigan’s best public relations and communications tactics and campaigns produced during 2017. Michigan Catholic Conference received CMPRSA’s highest honor for excellence in public relations, the Pinnacle Award, in three categories: annual reports, newsletters, and video programs. Staff also received an Excellence Award in the websites category. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 13, 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: House of Reps Introduces Package of Child Protection Measures; House HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Moves 2018–2019 Budget Recommendation; Appropriations Subcommittees Move Education Budget Proposals Forward; Coercion Expansion in Human Trafficking Law Sent to Governor's Desk; House of Representatives Unanimously Approves Stillborn Tax Exemption; Driver's License Bills Amended; Continue to the House of Representatives; Michigan Catholic Conference Receives Four Awards for PR Excellence. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Vaccinations and the Common Good

Rates of serious diseases, such as polio and measles, have significantly decreased in the United States over time, in part due to medical advances such as vaccinations. Parents and health professionals benefit from open discussions about these preventative tools, the risks of serious diseases, and the possibility of any risk that may occur after an immunization. In The Word from Lansing for April, Michigan Catholic Conference and encourage individuals and families to learn more about vaccinations, their impact on individuals and communities, and Catholic teaching regarding their use. Read more…

MCC Policy Advocate Paul Stankewitz and Archdiocese of Detroit Superintendent Kevin Kijewski meet with U.S. Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

Lansing Update: March 16, 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: MCC Continues to Support Safe Environments While Opposing Retroactive Measures; In 104–2 Vote, House Approves Hospice Fix Regarding Opioids; Stillborn Tax Exemption Legislation Receives Consideration; MCC Expresses Concerns with State ID and Driver's License Bills; Federal STOP School Violence Act Clears U.S. House of Representatives with Wide Support; Pope Francis Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Election to Papacy. Read more…

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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