Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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Lansing Update: September 20, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: As Deadline Looms, Legislators Begin to Move State Budget; TAKE ACTION: Contact Your U.S. Representative Regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; Suicide Commission Bill Moves to Full House; Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Legislation Before Full House; Abuse Prevention Bills Passed by House; REMINDER: Sign the Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: EITC Extends a Helping Hand

A state’s budget reflects how it cares for its citizens, especially those who are struggling. As lawmakers continue formulating the final 2019–2020 budget, Michigan Catholic Conference is advocating for the inclusion of policies that benefit low-income workers, such as the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Word from Lansing column for September address why the EITC matters and should be restored. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 13, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Nonpublic Schools Maintain Strong Presence in Education Budget; REMINDER: Sign the Petition Drive to End Dismemberment Abortion; Marijuana Warning Label Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support; Inmate Medicaid Coverage Resolution Approved by Full House; Forensic Science Commission Bill Reviewed by Senate Committee. Read more…

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Lansing Update: September 6, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Lawmakers Greet Michigan Bishops at State Capitol Luncheon; Suicide Commission Bill Reported by House Committee; Abuse Prevention Discussion Continues in House; Full Senate to Consider Vulnerable Adult Package; House Committee Passes Inmate Medicaid Coverage Resolution. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 30, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Legislation Requiring Marijuana Warning Labels Clear House Committee; MCC Supports Bills That Protect Victims of Sexual Assault; Resolution Regarding Inmate Medicaid Coverage Considered. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 23, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Federal Court Begins Hearing Catholic Adoption Cases; The Word from Lansing: End Dismemberment Abortion; USCCB Expresses Deep Concern Over Public Charge Rule. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: End Dismemberment Abortion in Michigan

Currently, a citizen’s initiative petition drive is underway to ban the brutal dismemberment abortion procedure, and the signatures of 400,000 registered Michigan voters are needed by December 26. In the drive’s first month, pro-life citizens ordered over 125,000 petitions, demonstrating wide support for the measure. The Word from Lansing column for August explains why the Michigan bishops encourage full participation in signature gathering efforts. Read more…

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Lansing Update: August 2, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Enthusiasm for Dismemberment Petition Drive Continues; MCC and Coalition Urge Support of State EITC Boost; FOCUS: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children With Loving Homes; U.S. Bishops Oppose Decision re Federal Death Penalty. Read more…

Front page of MCC's Focus Essay for August 2019: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children with Loving Families

Focus: Catholic Charities—Uniting Children with Loving Families

For decades, Catholic agencies have partnered with the State of Michigan to place children in loving homes. Despite their exemplary work in this area, governments and other hostile organizations have sought to push Catholic adoption and foster care programs—in Michigan and across the country—out of the public realm. MCC’s latest FOCUS publication delves into current religious freedom challenges for these agencies and ways the Catholic Church is responding. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Support the Dignity of Human Life

Emerging public conversations regarding abortion have demonstrated the need to highlight the dignity of the human person. In The Word from Lansing July column, MCC offers several ideas for supporting pro-life values in the public realm: signing a statewide petition to end dismemberment abortion, assisting women in crisis pregnancies, attending pro-life events, and advocating on behalf of measures to protect women and children. Read more…

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Lansing Update: July 12, 2019

Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox. This week: Support Petition to End Dismemberment Abortion; Attend July Pro-Life Conference in East Lansing. Read more…

Sister Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM

Honoring Sr. Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM

Upon learning of the death of Sr. Mary Maurita Sengelaub, RSM, a member of the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors from 1977–1983, MCC President and CEO Paul Long offers a brief reflection on her “full life dedicated to the Lord.” Read more…

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Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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