Impact of COVID-19 on Michigan Catholic Conference

Learn More→

Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Address
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
A smiling doctor reviews patient records on his computer

Lansing Update: U.S. Catholic Bishops Speak Out Against Racism 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: U.S. Catholic Bishops Speak Out Against Racism; MCC Offers Condolences in Death of Bishop Murray; Catholic Conference Supports Police Training Bills; Michigan Values Life Petition Signatures in Verification Process; Dual Enrollment Expansion Bills Continue to Senate Floor; Legislation Would Expand Medicaid Access to Telemedicine. Read more…

Bishop James A. Murray

News Release: On the Death of Bishop James A. Murray

Upon hearing of the death of Bishop James A. Murray, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) wishes to extend to Most Reverend Paul Bradley, Bishop of the Diocese of Kalamazoo and the faithful of the Kalamazoo Diocese heartfelt condolences and prayers for the soul of Bishop Murray. Read more…

Two protestors hugging

USCCB Issues Statement on George Floyd and the Protests in America

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) commented yesterday on the death of George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States. In this statement, the USCCB highlights the importance of listening to the experiences of those who have historically been disenfranchised, recognizing and calling out injustice, and taking actions against racism. Read more…

A young mother and father hold their small daughter while figuring out their financial situation

Lansing Update: With House Passage, Payday Lending Bill Requires Continued Opposition 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: With House Passage, Payday Lending Bill Requires Continued Opposition; MCC Publishes Focus, Webpage to Highlight Laudato Si' Anniversary; 2020 Census: Your Voice is Needed. Read more…

Front cover of FOCUS essay

News Release: MCC Resources Highlight Pope’s Teaching from Laudato Si’

MCC’s Efforts Come as Catholics Worldwide Reflect on Encyclical’s 5th Anniversary

Throughout the month of May, Catholics across the world have recognized the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, issued from Rome in May of 2015. Michigan Catholic Conference has joined these efforts by developing and distributing materials for Catholic institutions and various secular bodies, including its venerable FOCUS publication along with numerous web-based resources. MCC’s efforts accompany recent public initiatives from the Catholic Church to widen the impact of the pope’s teaching, including Laudato Si’ Week and the Day of Common Prayer for Creation, which took place May 24. Read more…

A small girl planting a tree with the help of her mother

Lansing Update: Michigan Dioceses Set Timeline, Safety Guidelines for Liturgical Services 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: Michigan Dioceses Set Timeline, Safety Guidelines for Liturgical Services; The Word from Lansing: Living Care for One Another; Michigan House Approves Minor DNR Bills; 2020 Census Resources Offered in Almost 60 Languages; Laudato Si’ Week Brings Catholics Together to Protect Common Home; Department of Labor Issues Directive and Guidance on Religious Liberty; Memorial Day Honors Service and Sacrifice. Read more…

An illustration of diverse Michigan residents all wearing protective face masks

The Word from Lansing: Living Care for One Another

Over the past few months, federal and state lawmakers have passed a variety of aid packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These bills have included support for hospitals, food assistance, unemployment benefits, schools, and small businesses, among other aspects. The Word from Lansing for May explains the recent legislation, as well as encourages Michiganders to reflect upon their shared responsibility for one another. Read more…

A group of school children in uniform leaving school at the end of the day

Lansing Update: Catholic Schools Need Your Help 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! Catholic Schools Need Your Help; Bureau of Elections Resumes Vetting of Petitions to End Dismemberment Abortion; Funding for COVID-19; Response Clears Michigan Senate; State Revenues Down $3.2 Billion. Read more…

A smiling mother being kissed on the cheek by her young daughter

Lansing Update: ​​​​​​​Completing the 2020 Census is Easier Than Ever 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: ​​​​​​​Completing the 2020 Census is Easier Than Ever; Reminder: Demand an Ethically Made COVID-19 Vaccine; Michigan House Approves Minor DNR Bills; USCCB Condemns Increased Reports of Racism in Pandemic; Happy Mother's Day from Michigan Catholic Conference. Read more…

A woman stares contemplatively out of the window

News Release: Response to Whitmer’s Statement that Abortion is “Life-Affirming”

On April 16th Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was asked by a podcast host about her to decision to allow abortion facilities to remain open during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order. In response, Whitmer stated that abortion is “life sustaining.” MCC responded to the governor’s comments by stating that her understanding of life issues has become “bifurcated and confusing,” and is asking for the governor to pause and reflect on “the wounds her comments have created for countless people in this state and elsewhere.” Read more…

Name
Michigan Catholic Conference
Phone
(800) 395-5565
Fax
(517) 372-3940
Email
Address
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Multiple People Add Symbol Arrow Pointing Upward Two Arrows Forming a Circle Federal Building Chat Bubble Catholic Church Clipboard and Checkmark Clipboard and Plus Sign Office Building Envelope Person's Face Paper Document Flag Waving Lightning Bolt Person Raising Their Hand Key Hamburger Menu Icon Newspaper Clipping Graduation Cap Magnifying Glass Dollar Sign Five-Point Star Speech Bubbles