Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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The Word from Lansing: End Dismemberment Abortion in Michigan

Currently, a citizen’s initative petition drive is underway to ban the brutal dismemberment abortion procedure, and the signatures of 400,000 registered Michigan voters are needed by December 26. In the drive’s first month, pro-life citizens ordered over 125,000 petitions, demonstrating wide support for the measure. The Word from Lansing column for August explains why the Michigan bishops encourage full participation in signature gathering efforts. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 2, 2019

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: Enthusiasm for Dismemberment Petition Drive Continues; MCC and Coalition Urge Support of State EITC Boost; FOCUS: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children With Loving Homes; U.S. Bishops Oppose Decision re Federal Death Penalty. Read more…

Front page of MCC's Focus Essay for August 2019: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children with Loving Families

Focus: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children with Loving Families

For decades, Catholic agencies have partnered with the State of Michigan to place children in loving homes. Despite their exemplary work in this area, governments and other hostile organizations have sought to push Catholic adoption and foster care programs—in Michigan and across the country—out of the public realm. MCC’s latest FOCUS publication delves into current religious freedom challenges for these agencies and ways the Catholic Church is responding. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Support the Dignity of Human Life

Emerging public conversations regarding abortion have demonstrated the need to highlight the dignity of the human person. In The Word from Lansing July column, MCC offers several ideas for supporting pro-life values in the public realm: signing a statewide petition to end dismemberment abortion, assisting women in crisis pregnancies, attending pro-life events, and advocating on behalf of measures to protect women and children. Read more…

A young girl in a pink raincoat and her grandmother picking strawberries together

Lansing Update: July 12, 2019

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: Support Petition to End Dismemberment Abortion; Attend July Pro-Life Conference in East Lansing. Read more…

Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM

Honoring Sr. Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM

Upon learning of the death of Sr. Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM, a member of the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors from 1977–1983, MCC President and CEO Paul Long offers a brief reflection on her “full life dedicated to the Lord.” Read more…

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Lansing Update: June 28, 2019

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: Support Needed for Dismemberment Abortion Petition; State Supreme Court to Consider Nonpublic School Mandate Case; "Pro-Life for the Whole Life" Conference 7/26–7/28. Read more…

Rebecca Mastee, with the Michigan Catholic Conference, delivers comments at the Michigan Values Life Press Conference

MCC Joins Petition Drive to Prohibit Dismemberment Abortion

At a press conference today, Michigan Catholic Conference and other pro-life groups began a signature gathering effort to ban dismemberment abortion in this state. Per the Michigan Constitution, the Michigan Values Life Coalition will now have 180 days to gather the signatures of approximately 340,047 registered voters. In its comments, MCC emphasized the brutal nature of the procedure and encouraged all Michiganders to participate in the initiative, which values life and upholds the dignity of women and the unborn. Read more…

A young girl gets ready to go down a slide at the park

Lansing Update: June 21, 2019

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 Urges Support for Dismemberment Abortion Petition; House Overwhelmingly Approves Abuse Prevention Bills; Committee Considers Marijuana Health Warning Labels; Vulnerable Adult Protection Bill Continues Forward; The Word from Lansing: Clean & Affordable Water for All; House Committee Hears Testimony on "Microgrids"; July 26–28 Conference: "Pro-Life for the Whole Life". Read more…

Two young girls play in Lake Michigan while the sun sets behind them, outlining a lighthouse

The Word from Lansing: Clean and Affordable Water for All

When it comes to issues surrounding water, safety and affordability are two primary concerns for the Catholic Church. In its June column of The Word from Lansing, MCC shares Church teaching on ensuring and providing access to safe, drinkable water for all people. The column also shares a number of examples of how Catholic groups and parishes have provided needed water support to those in need, especially during times of crisis. Read more…

MCC President and CEO Paul Long and Michigan Nonprofit Association President and CEO Donna Murray Brown stand next to a Be Counted Michigan 2020 banner at the State Capitol Building

Lansing Update: June 14, 2019

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 Advocates for Low-Income Workers; State Budget Updates for 2019–2020; House Committee Reviews Vulnerable Adult Coercion Bill; MCC Named to Consensus Complete Count Committee; AMA Reaffirms Opposition to Assisted Suicide; 911 Bill Continues to Governor's Desk; USCCB Commends NIH Discontinuation of Fetal Tissue Research. Read more…

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Lansing Update: June 7, 2019

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: U.S. House Passes American Dream and Promise Act; House Education Budget Proposals Clear Subcommittees. 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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