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Focus: The Issues, the Candidates and Your Vote: Calling for Dignity in the Public Square

On Tuesday, November 8, Michiganders will vote on candidates and issues at the local, state, and federal level. It is important for Catholics especially to consider the impact of their choices at the ballot box, especially as it pertains to protecting the dignity of human life, providing for the poor and vulnerable, and promoting the common good. In The Issues, the Candidates and Your Vote: Calling for Dignity in the Public Square, MCC provides information about the upcoming election, discusses conscience formation, and lists questions to consider before voting. Read more…

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USCCB Urges Amicable Resolution in Little Sisters of the Poor HHS Case

On September 9, 2016, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services objecting to mandated coverage of abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations in employer health plans. The comments responded to a request from the Department about how best to accommodate those organizations with religious objections to the coverage while still allowing those with no religious objections to obtain it. Read more…

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U.S. Bishops Issue Annual Labor Day Statement

In honor of the celebration of Labor Day, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have released a statement recognizing the dignity of work and highlighting the connection between current economic pressures and stresses on the family. The statement from Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, provides a message of hope and solidarity from the Catholic Church for those experiencing isolation in today’s economy. Read more…

New Video Highlights Catholic Teaching On the Poor and Vulnerable

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) recently released a fourth video as part of a seven-part series on Catholic Social Teaching. This video highlights the importance of encountering and serving the marginalized in the community. The teachings of the Catholic Church call for individuals to meet the immediate needs of those who are struggling, while also addressing larger problems in society that are contributing to their circumstances. Watch now……

U.S. Bishops Set Sept. 9, Feast of St. Peter Claver, as National Day of Prayer

In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited all dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. He has also appointed a special task force to support bishops in marking that Day of Prayer, and more broadly, in promoting peace and healing during this time of great strain on civil society. Read more…

U.S. Bishops Urge Congress to End Government Abortion Coercion

Fortnight for Freedom Draws Attention to Witnesses of Faith

Focus: New FOCUS Highlights Importance of Transportation

Pope Francis Releases Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

U.S. Bishops and Faith Groups Defend Deportation Stays in Amicus Brief

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(800) 395-5565
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