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: June 21, 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: MCC Urges Support for Dismemberment Abortion Petition; House Overwhelmingly Approves Abuse Prevention Bills; Committee Considers Marijuana Health Warning Labels; Vulnerable Adult Protection Bill Continues Forward; The Word from Lansing: Clean & Affordable Water for All; House Committee Hears Testimony on "Microgrids"; July 26–28 Conference: "Pro-Life for the Whole Life". Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Clean and Affordable Water for All

When it comes to issues surrounding water, safety and affordability are two primary concerns for the Catholic Church. In its June column of The Word from Lansing, MCC shares Church teaching on ensuring and providing access to safe, drinkable water for all people. The column also shares a number of examples of how Catholic groups and parishes have provided needed water support to those in need, especially during times of crisis. Read more…

MCC President and CEO Paul Long and Michigan Nonprofit Association President and CEO Donna Murray Brown stand next to a Be Counted Michigan 2020 banner at the State Capitol Building

Lansing Update: June 14, 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: MCC Advocates for Low-Income Workers; State Budget Updates for 2019–2020; House Committee Reviews Vulnerable Adult Coercion Bill; MCC Named to Consensus Complete Count Committee; AMA Reaffirms Opposition to Assisted Suicide; 911 Bill Continues to Governor's Desk; USCCB Commends NIH Discontinuation of Fetal Tissue Research. Read more…

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Lansing Update: June 7, 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: U.S. House Passes American Dream and Promise Act; House Education Budget Proposals Clear Subcommittees. Read more…

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Lansing Update: May 31, 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: U.S. House to Consider Immigration Reform Measures; The Word from Lansing: Religious Agencies Are Vital Resources for State's Children. Read more…

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Lansing Update: May 24, 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: MCC Urges Support for Dismemberment Abortion Ban Petition; Medically Frail Parole Package Becomes Law; AG's Suit Against Federal Health Care Conscience Rules 'Disappointing'; Memorial Day Recognizes Those Who Died in Service to Our Nation; Bishop Robert Gruss Named as 7th Bishop of Saginaw Diocese. Read more…

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The Word from Lansing: Religious Agencies Are Vital Resources for State’s Children

For decades, Michigan has partnered with a diverse array of agencies—including faith-based—to provide excellent foster care and adoption services. This system has helped to recruit new families and to foster greater community outreach. The Word from Lansing delves into a recent State settlement that harms the work of faith-based child placement agencies, as well as two lawsuits that fight back to preserve critical services for children and families in need. Read more…

An African-American boy smiles while playing at a playground

Lansing Update: May 17, 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: Petition Drive Likely as Gov Threatens Veto to Pro-Life Bills; Pro-Life Resolution Adopted by Michigan House; Update on State Budget Recommendations for 2019–2010; House Committee Approve Abuse Prevention Measures; Bills to Prohibit E-Cigs to Minors Sent to Governor. Read more…

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Lansing Update: May 10, 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: MCC Brings Catholic Pro-Life Message to Legislature; House Committee Supports Dignity of Life Resolution; Senate Approves Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; Happy Mother's Day from MCC. Read more…

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Lansing Update: May 3, 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: Catholics and Muslims Speak in Defense of Religious People and Devotions; Senate Clears Medically Frail Parole Measures; House Committee Passes Dismemberment Abortion Ban; Senate Appropriations Committee Approves State Budget Bills; MCC Supports Package re Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse; USCCB Commends New Health Care Conscience Regulations. Read more…

Front cover of FOCUS for May 2019: Clean and Affordable Water for All

Focus: Clean and Affordable Water for All

Water is an essential resource within the Great Lakes State, impacting so many aspects of life: cleaning, growing and cooking food, transportation, entertainment, and especially, nourishment. The latest FOCUS publication, “Clean and Affordable Water for All,” details the importance of water safety, affordability, and accessibility for each Michigander, as well as the Church’s insights from the Gospel teaching to “give drink to the thirsty.” Read more…

MCC Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee, J.D. testifying in the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of House Bills 4320-4321, legislation that would prohibit dismemberment abortion in Michigan

Lansing Update: April 26, 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: MCC Speaks Out Against Dismemberment Abortion Procedure; Priority "Raise the Age" Packages Pass House and Senate; MCC Offers Support for Catholic Charities Lawsuit; Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Announce State Budget Proposals; Parole for Medically Frail Bills Pass Committee; Senate Will Consider Suicide Prevention Commission Bill; E-Cigarette Ban to Minors Clears Senate; May FOCUS: Clean and Affordable Water for All; MCC Honored with Three PACE Awards for PR Efforts. 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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