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Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Children and Families

Uniting one man and one woman together for life within marriage is vital to a healthy society. Through these marriages, children are united with their mother and father, who each uniquely contribute to the raising of the next generation. While marriage is the building block of the family, families, in turn, provide the necessary foundation for all society. A strong society requires strong families. Therefore, policies that strengthen and promote traditional marriage and the family must be encouraged. MCC supports:

  • Promoting the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,
  • Tax policies that protect and promote the stability of marriage and the institution of the family,
  • Policies that strengthen the long-standing relationship between the State of Michigan and nonprofit agencies in the provision of child placement services,
  • Amending Michigan’s no-fault divorce laws, and
  • Policies that combat human trafficking, domestic violence, and abuse of vulnerable persons.

Michigan Celebrates Marriage: Promoting the Family, Strengthening Society

“It is very important to reaffirm the family, which remains the essential cell of society and the church.” — Pope Francis, 7/28/13

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News Releases

  1. MCC Urges Michigan House to Pass Legislation that Removes Government Barrier to Marriage (06/07/18)
  2. Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan’s Adoption Legislation (09/20/17)
  3. Catholic Conference Applauds House for Protecting Diversity and Religious Liberty in Child Placement Legislation (03/18/15)
  4. Adoption Legislation Good for Kids, Diversity in Child Placement (03/04/15)
  5. For the Benefit of Children, Protect Diversity in Child Placement, Michigan Catholic Conference Urges House Committee (02/18/15)

Additional Resources

  1. The Word from Lansing Column:
    1. Raising Awareness About the Dignity of Children (06/16/17)
    2. Protecting the Health and Safety of All Michigan Students (07/15/16)
    3. Public Transportation and Communities in Need (06/24/16)
    4. Month of May Promotes Foster Care Awareness (05/29/15)
    5. Serving Michigan’s Greatest Gift—Our Children (04/17/15)
  2. Statement Regarding Decision Overturning Michigan’s Marriage Amendment (Michigan Bishops, 3/21/14)
  3. Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in Our Midst (Focus Essay, 2/2014)
  4. A Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty (USCCB Prayer Intention, 2013)
  5. USCCB Initiative: For Your Marriage
  6. USCCB Initiative: Por tu Matrimonio
  7. USCCB Initiative: Marriage: Unique for a Reason
  8. Extending the Love of Our Father (Focus Essay, 6/2012)
  9. Diocesan Bishops’ Letter Supporting Proposal 2 (Michigan Bishops, 10/2004)
  10. On the Sanctity of Marriage (Focus Essay, 4/2004)

MCC in the News

  1. Michigan Lawsuit Could Imperil Religious Adoption Agencies (Catholic News Agency, 09/24/17)
  2. ACLU Sues Michigan on Adoption Legislation (MLive, 09/20/17)
  3. Facebook Post Puts Catholic Farmer in the Crosshairs of Anti-Bias Ordinance (National Catholic Register, 08/17/17)
  4. Is Meaning of ‘Sex’ Ambiguous? (Detroit News, 08/17/17)
  5. National Effort on Religious Liberty Seen Helping State Advocacy on Issue (Catholic News Service, 06/23/17)
  6. From Darkness to Light: MCC Addresses Human Trafficking (Catholic Relief Services, 06/06/17)
  7. New Campaign Highlights Catholic Services in Michigan (Catholic News Agency, 03/24/17)
  8. MCC Hosts Human Trafficking Conference (Diocese of Lansing, 02/11/17)
  9. Political and Church Leaders Seek Shelter Against Marriage Ruling (National Catholic Register, 06/26/15)
  10. Faith-Based Adoption Helps Children (Detroit News, 06/19/15)


Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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