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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: “Catholic Conference Praises Unanimous SCOTUS Fulton Decision” and more…

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: Catholic Conference Praises Unanimous SCOTUS Fulton Decision; Action Needed! Sign a Petition to Protect the Hyde Amendment; Bills, Resources Celebrate Juneteenth, the Nation's 2nd Independence Day; COVID Aid for Nonpublic Schools Close to Governor's Desk; Bill to Expand Mandatory Reporters in State Supported by MCC; MCC Raises Concerns With Legislation Prohibiting "Sanctuary Cities"; Senate Committee Approves Deadline Extension for Student Assistance; Michigan House Votes in Favor of Organ Donation Bills. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Taxpayer Funding Should Not Pay for Abortions

Since 1976, members of both political parties have supported the Hyde Amendment and other federal policies that have prevented taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions. Recently, President Biden released his annual budget recommendations, which did not propose a renewal of the Hyde Amendment. If passed, this change would allow billions of taxpayer funds to begin contributing towards elective abortions. Throughout the month of June, Michigan Catholics have signed a petition urging Congress to respect the conscience of the American people and to protect mothers and babies. Read more…

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News Release: MCC Praises Unanimous SCOTUS Decision to Protect Religious Liberty Rights

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously 9–0 in Fulton vs. City of Philadelphia that faith-based agencies providing child placement services in the public square with fidelity to their religious teachings are constitutional exercises and, as such, may continue providing those services within their faith tradition. Michigan Catholic Conference is praising the Court’s protection of religious liberty rights and is grateful for the work of faith-based agencies, Catholic Charities in particular, for their Gospel-mandated mission to exercise their ‘love of neighbor’ toward poor and vulnerable persons. Read more…

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Lansing Update: “Action Needed! Catholics Needed to Oppose Federal Equality Act” and more…

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: Action Needed! Catholics Needed to Oppose Federal Equality Act; Focus: With Gratitude for African-American Catholics; Signatures Still Needed for Petition to Protect Hyde Amendment; MCC Supports Several Law Enforcement Measures in Concept. Read more…

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Lansing Update: “Oppose Federal Taxpayer Dollars Paying for Abortion” and more…

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: Sign Online Petition: Oppose Federal Taxpayer Dollars Paying for Abortion; MCC Supports Tax Credit for Certain Charitable Contributions. Read more…

Front cover of “With Gratitude for African-American Catholics”

African-American Catholics have contributed substantially to the shaping of communities across the country. Currently there are six African-Americans in the early stages of examination for sainthood. Their life stories and witness to the Gospel demonstrate the importance of generosity, faith, and perseverance in the midst of challenges and at times, experiences of racism. FOCUS highlights potential and current saints of African descent, and shares Catholic teaching that encourages all believers to speak out against racism. Read more…

Taxpayers should NOT pay for abortion. Act NOW. micatholic.org/NoTaxpayerAbortion.

Lansing Update: “Your Voice is Needed to Protect Human Life” and more…

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: Your Voice is Needed to Protect Human Life; Revenue Estimating Conference Shares Positive News for State Budget; MCC Reviewing Police Reform Package Introduced into Legislature; On Memorial Day, Catholics Remember Service and Sacrifice. Read more…

Stop your tax dollars from going to abortion. NoTaxpayerAbortion.com

Lansing Update: “USCCB Calls for Signatures to Protect Hyde Amendment by Early June” and more…

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: USCCB Calls for Signatures to Protect Hyde Amendment by Early June; Bill to Recognize Unborn with Additional Tax Exemption Clears Committee; The Word from Lansing: So-Called 'Equality Act' Threatens Society and Religious Communities. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: So-Called ‘Equality Act’ Threatens Society and Religious Communities

Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act (HR 5), which would add new regulations in federal anti-discrimination laws for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression.” However, if passed, the act would discriminate against people of faith for their beliefs about marriage, sexuality, and the place of religion in society. The Word from Lansing column shares the Church’s concerns about the bill and instructs Catholics about advocacy opportunities against it, as the measure is now before U.S. Senators. Read more…

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Lansing Update: “MCC Event Highlights Resources for Pregnant Women, Moms, and Families” and more…

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: MCC Event Highlights Resources for Pregnant Women, Moms, and Families; Catholic Conference Again Urges Support for Driver's Licenses & I.D. Cards; Hyde Amendment in Jeopardy—Pro-Life Support Needed; Supplemental Budget Includes Critical COVID-Aid for Nonpublic Schools; House and Senate Pass State Budgets: A Review of Education Items; House and Senate Pass State Budgets: A Review of Departmental Items; MCC Testifies on Behalf of Consumer Protections in Payday Lending Industry. Read more…

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Lansing Update: “Keep Abortion Out of Federal Family Planning Program” and more…

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: ACTION NEEDED! Keep Abortion Out of Federal Family Planning Program; Register for Webinar: Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortion; State House and Senate Appropriations Committees Move Forward 21–22 Budgets. Read more…

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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