FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Lansing, Mich.) — This afternoon Michigan Catholic Conference President and CEO Paul A. Long offered the following sentiments regarding the death of former U.S. congressman Mr. John Dingell:
“The outpouring of sympathy and condolences following the death of John Dingell in no small way exemplifies the extent to which ‘The Dean’ influenced so many in this state and the nation’s capital. His efforts in Congress on behalf of working-class people in Dearborn and metro-Detroit will remain unmatched for generations to come. I am particularly humbled by his motivation to find the common good and the manner by which he treated others, especially the poor and marginalized. To his wife Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the rest of the Dingell family, Michigan Catholic Conference offers its prayers for the repose of the soul of one of America’s most influential and memorable public servants.”
Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.
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