While the dangerous Reproductive Health Act moved out of committee to the House floor this week, signs of hope emerged in MCC and its pro-life partners’ efforts to defeat it. Also this week, MCC and the nonpublic school association provided strong advocacy before the Legislature to include nonpublic schools in expanded school meal programs. Read about these issues and more in this week’s Lansing Update.
The Catholic Conference is calling on the consciences of members of the House and Senate to oppose appalling legislation passed by the House Health Policy Committee this morning that overturns widely-supported limitations on abortion and policies that require accountability and transparency over Michigan abortion facilities.
As lawmakers took testimony for the first time on the dangerous Reproductive Health Act, MCC and other statewide organizations formed a coalition and spoke out in opposition against the bills, which would deregulate abortion in Michigan. Learn more about how you can get involved and tell lawmakers to protect the health and safety of vulnerable women and children across the state by reading this week’s Lansing Update.
As expected, abortion advocates in the Legislature have introduced legislation that would repeal health and safety standards for abortion clinics, which poses a threat to the health and safety of women. In other news, there’s a new, quicker way to stay connected to MCC and the Catholic Advocacy Network. Read more in this Lansing Update.
The Catholic Conference’s response to Gov. Whitmer’s fall policy speech included opposition to her call to overturn abortion limitations that protect women, and support for paid family leave that makes it easier to raise children. Also, ahead of Labor Day, read the U.S. bishops’ suggestions for how Congress should stand in “radical solidarity” with working families. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.
These nine advocacy principles originate from Catholic social teaching and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Within each principle are specific policy priorities MCC brings to dialogue that occurs at the state Capitol.
Faith-based organizations provide services to the needy and contribute to the common welfare of society through institutions like schools and hospitals. Faith is what animates these providers to serve and is the foundational dimension of their identity.
The human dignity of the immigrant, the refugee and the asylee—regardless of personal circumstances, background, or even legal status—must not be forgotten when considering how to manage immigration practices.
The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we wish to highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.