Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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Lansing Update: May 10, 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 Brings Catholic Pro-Life Message to Legislature; House Committee Supports Dignity of Life Resolution; Senate Approves Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; Happy Mother's Day from MCC. Read more…

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Lansing Update: May 3, 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: Catholics and Muslims Speak in Defense of Religious People and Devotions; Senate Clears Medically Frail Parole Measures; House Committee Passes Dismemberment Abortion Ban; Senate Appropriations Committee Approves State Budget Bills; MCC Supports Package re Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse; USCCB Commends New Health Care Conscience Regulations. Read more…

Front cover of FOCUS for May 2019: Clean and Affordable Water for All

Focus: Clean and Affordable Water for All

Water is an essential resource within the Great Lakes State, impacting so many aspects of life: cleaning, growing and cooking food, transportation, entertainment, and especially, nourishment. The latest FOCUS publication, “Clean and Affordable Water for All,” details the importance of water safety, affordability, and accessibility for each Michigander, as well as the Church’s insights from the Gospel teaching to “give drink to the thirsty.” Read more…

MCC Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee, J.D. testifying in the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of House Bills 4320-4321, legislation that would prohibit dismemberment abortion in Michigan

Lansing Update: April 26, 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 Speaks Out Against Dismemberment Abortion Procedure; Priority "Raise the Age" Packages Pass House and Senate; MCC Offers Support for Catholic Charities Lawsuit; Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Announce State Budget Proposals; Parole for Medically Frail Bills Pass Committee; Senate Will Consider Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; E-Cigarette Ban to Minors Clears Senate; May FOCUS: Clean and Affordable Water for All; MCC Honored with Three PACE Awards for PR Efforts. Read more…

David Maluchnik, MCC Vice President of Communications, speaks at a press conference at Monroe County Community College about Proposal 1

News Release: MCC Honored With Three Top PACE Awards for PR Efforts

The Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) has recognized Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) for the second year in a row by honoring the organization with three top awards for excellence in public relations and communication. CMPRSA presented MCC a first-place Pinnacle Award in the Speeches category and two second-place Excellence Awards in the category of Newsletters and Guest Columns/Op-Eds. Read more…

From left to right, Aamina Ahmed, Karen Holcomb Merrill from the Michigan League for Public Policy, and MCC’s Policy Advocate Paul Stankewitz participate in a panel discussion during Muslim Capitol Day

Lansing Update: April 19, 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: ACTION NEEDED! Urge Support for Raise the Age in Both Chambers; MCC Offers Support for Federal Lawsuit, Buck v. Gordon; Engagement With Officials Addressed by MCC at Muslim Capitol Day; Senate Approves Hospice Exemption Bills; The Word from Lansing: Standing Against Religious Bigotry. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Standing Against Religious Bigotry

The Catholic Church strongly believes in protecting religious freedom, not just for Catholics but also for those of other faiths—or no faith at all. An important component in this protection is also standing up against incidents of religious bigotry in society. The Word from Lansing for April shares examples of religious bigotry today and encourages people of goodwill to instead take the lead in fostering a climate of respect and religious tolerance. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 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: Committees Consider "Raise the Age"—MCC Testifies; MCC Raises Concerns on Sanctuary City Bills; Hospice Exemption Bills Continue to House Floor; MCC Submits Public Comments on MI-Post Forms; Suicide Prevention Commission Bill Has MCC Support. Read more…

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Lansing Update: April 5, 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: Discharge Petition Needs More Signatures for Vote on Born-Alive Act. Note: Michigan lawmakers are currently back in their home districts for the spring legislative recess. They will return to Lansing for regular session next week on Tuesday, April 9. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 29, 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: USDA Requests Comments on Proposed SNAP Change; Continued Pressure Needed: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; U.S. House Calls for Action on Equality Act; USCCB Opposes; U.S. Bishops Praise Expanded Mexico City Policy; The Word from Lansing: Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget. Read more…

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Lansing Update: March 22, 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: Settlement Agreement "Does Nothing to Protect Foster Care Youth"; MCC Urges Stricter Regulations for E-Cigarettes; USCCB Opposes Equality Act; Reaffirms Authentic Human Dignity. 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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