Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Federal Issues

MCC primarily advocates before the three branches of state government. Staff, however, will also engage Michigan’s Congressional delegation if requested by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. MCC supports:

  • Legislation that extends full legal protection to individuals and institutions regarding conscience rights in health care, child placement services, and employment decisions.
  • Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure the equitable participation of nonpublic school students and teachers.
  • Expansion of federal school choice policies to benefit Michigan families.
  • Legislation that would codify the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for individuals who were brought to this county when they were children.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform that promotes family unity, streamlines the process for legal immigration, includes a path for low-skilled workers to work in the United States, and includes a path toward citizenship for undocumented persons already in the United States.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

News Releases

  1. ‘A Blueprint for the Common Good’ (02/09/15)
  2. Statement Regarding New Lawsuit Filed by Michigan Catholic Conference Against “HHS Mandate” (11/14/13)
  3. Sens. Levin and Stabenow Applauded for Immigration Vote (06/28/13)
  4. Michigan Catholic Conference Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over HHS Mandate (05/21/12)
  5. Catholic Conference Praises MI Congressional Delegation Members Who Voted to Support D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (03/31/11)

Additional Resources

  1. The Word from Lansing Column:
    1. During Challenges, the Church Calls for Faith (08/14/20)
    2. Support the Dignity of Human Life (07/19/19)
    3. 2019–2020: A Blueprint for the Common Good (01/25/19)
    4. The Issues, The Candidates, and Your Vote 2018 (09/28/18)
    5. The Future of Roe v. Wade (08/17/18)
  2. Freedom to Serve (Focus Essay, 9/2017)
  3. For Your Marriage
  4. Por Tu Matrimonio
  5. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  6. Catholics Confront Global Poverty
  7. National Association of State Catholic Conference Directors
  8. National Catholic Bioethics Center
  9. USCCB Initiative: Marriage: Unique for a Reason
  10. Justice for Immigrants
  11. MCC Legal Response to the HHS Mandate (MCC Board of Directors, 5/2012)

MCC in the News

  1. Judge Blocks Rule That Moves Relief Funds to Private Schools (Associated Press, 08/27/20)
  2. Catholic Officials Encourage Parishioners to Take 2020 Census (Detroit Catholic, 07/23/20)
  3. Faith Leaders Embrace New Mission: 2020 Census (Detroit News, 05/28/20)
  4. Michigan Launches Census Committee Amid Concerns of Minority Undercount (Detroit Free Press, 06/14/19)
  5. MCC ‘Pleased’ With Decision to Settle Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate (The Michigan Catholic, 10/18/17)
  6. Catholic Church Settles in Contraceptive Litigation (MIRS, 10/18/17)
  7. National Effort on Religious Liberty Seen Helping State Advocacy on Issue (Catholic News Service, 06/23/17)
  8. Refugees Deserve Our Help (Detroit News, 12/18/15)
  9. MCC Pleased Injunction Granted on Contraception Mandate (Detroit News, 01/02/14)
  10. MCC Challenges the Affordable Care Act Contraception Mandate (MLive, 11/14/13)


Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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