Michigan Catholic Conference released the following statement after the Michigan Parole Board announced Jack Kevorkian will be paroled on June 1, 2007.
As the Michigan Senate prepares to deliberate measures deregulating the cable television market, the Conference is urging members to ensure “net neutrality” protections are included with the legislation in order to safeguard Internet-based religious speech.
Michigan Catholic Conference Chairman of the Board His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit, has addressed Tuesday’s election, reminding Catholic voters of their moral duty to participate in the political process and urged their “no” vote on Proposals 2 and 5. Cardinal Maida also called for Catholics to vote for candidates who are respectful of the common good, especially as it relates to the dignity of human life.
Creating a state Earned Income Tax Credit that piggybacks the federal credit will prove to be the best piece of legislation passed by the State this year, the Michigan Catholic Conference stated today as the governor enacted Senate Bill 453. The Conference sites the tax credit’s ability to bring financial relief to low-income working families who pay high marginal tax rates.
“Today the House of Representatives acted in a bipartisan fashion to provide additional assistance to low-income families and individuals who are working to escape poverty,” said MCC Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long.
“As a matter of religious freedom, faith-based agencies can and should be able to provide child placement services within the precepts of their faith tradition without obstruction from state government,” says MCC Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long.
“The Conference congratulates those from both parties who voted in favor of the working poor as the creation of this common sense tax measure will prove to be the best piece of legislation passed this year,” says MCC Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long.
Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long made the following statement concerning the death of Ms. Carla Ringleka, who died in prison after reports of her diagnosed cancer spread for nearly a year before treatment.
Voter education surveys, candidate profiles, ballot proposal information and voter registration links are now available on Michigan Catholic Conference’s 2006 Election Information web page.
Michigan Catholic Conference has called upon the administration and legislators to engage in honest and open dialogue with the residents of Michigan regarding measures that support embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.