The Word from Lansing is a regular column written by Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC) staff for Catholic news outlets. Through these columns, MCC outlines current advocacy issues of importance to the Conference and discusses the Catholic position and role in the political process. This publication complements the more regular updates provided by Michigan Catholic Conference’s Catholic Advocacy Network.

    Public Policy Decisions Should ‘Go to the Margins,’ Too

    The Michigan State Capitol building

    Pope Francis has challenged Catholics to be a Church that goes to the margins of society and to seek out those who have been forgotten or cast off by the rest of the world, and that’s a principle that MCC articulates in advocating for or against public policy at the state Capitol. Read a recent example about how two different policies that MCC took positions on shared the same theme of looking out for the vulnerable.