Catholic Conference Questions Sens. Stabenow and Levin’s Commitment to Quality Education for Poor Students

    Michigan Catholic Conference has expressed significant reservations about the interests of Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin to work for the quality and safe education of all students, especially the poor. The Conference’s concern follows the votes of Michigan’s two U.S. senators against an amendment that sought to protect the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

    MCC Announces 2009–10 Advocacy Agenda

    Efforts to Protect Critical State Programs, Restrict Embryo Destruction, Top MCC Agenda

    Recognizing the tremendous budget difficulties that lie ahead, Michigan Catholic Conference today announced that protecting statewide programs that benefit Michigan’s poor population will top its advocacy efforts during the 95th legislative session. The Conference will also lend its support to any legislation that limits and regulates the destruction of human embryos following the passage of Proposal 2 in November.

    Archbishop-elect Vigneron to Succeed Cardinal Maida as Chairman of Michigan Catholic Conference

    “A legacy of kindness and strong public policy advocacy for the voiceless,’ says MCC President of Cardinal Maida

    The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland and former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will soon become the fourth chairman of the Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors following an announcement from the Vatican today that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, Archbishop of Detroit, and has appointed Archbishop-elect Vigneron as his successor.

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