MCC Statement on Welfare Reform Veto

    Proposals Would Have “Sliced a Major Hole in the State’s Social Safety Net’

    Michigan Catholic Conference President and Chief Executive Officer Sister Monica Kostielney, R.S.M., made the following statement regarding the administration's veto of legislation intended to reform the state's welfare program.

    Michigan Catholic Conference Urges Compassion for the Poor in Welfare Reform Legislation

    Proper Job Training, Education Sought in Forthcoming Policy Changes

    As the legislature works to move Michigan’s poorest population toward self-sufficiency, the Michigan Catholic Conference today urged the Senate Families and Human Services Committee to address welfare reform with compassion for the poor and an emphasis on job training, education and protection of the family.

    MCC Publishes 40th Anniversary History Book

    'A Vision, A Voice, A Presence' Chronicles Forty Years of Advocacy and Service

    Michigan Catholic Conference has published a history book commemorating its 40 years of advocacy and service to the residents of Michigan: A Vision, A Voice, A Presence: A History of the First Forty Years of the Michigan Catholic Conference.

    MCC Calls for Preferential Treatment of the State’s Poor and Vulnerable

    News Conference Brings Attention to Harmful Budget Measures Moving Through Legislature

    At a news conference conducted at the State Capitol today, the Michigan Catholic Conference stood with several health care and human service organizations to speak on behalf of those most vulnerable citizens who will be directly affected by some $600 million in proposed state budget cuts, particularly in the area of Medicaid.

    Embryonic Stem Cell Bills Bad Public Policy for Michigan

    State Must Not Turn to “Clone and Kill’ Measures to Solve Economic Woes

    Michigan Catholic Conference announced its vehement opposition to proposed legislation that seeks to boost the state's struggling economy by appropriating public tax dollars for human cloning and destructive embryo research. The Conference is urging Michigan legislators to direct their attention toward ethical adult stem cell research, which does not kill human embryos and is currently treating some 58 debilitating conditions, including Parkinson's disease, brain cancer, heart damage and juvenile diabetes.

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