The US bishops have said, “responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”
The Michigan Catholic Conference serves as the official voice of the Catholic Church in Michigan on matters of public policy. The MCC Board of Directors includes all seven of Michigan’s diocesan bishops (and Archbishop Vigneron is the Chairman).
When legislation arises that threatens the respect of human life and dignity or the common good, MCC issues action alerts to the Catholic Advocacy Network. Last week, MCC issued an Action Alert to CAN members to urge lawmakers to vote “no” on the Reproductive Health Act. In the span of a week, nearly 2,000 messages were sent to lawmakers across the state. If you were one of them, thank you for your participation and dedication to speaking out for pro-life policies and for the dignity of vulnerable women in our state.
If you haven’t done so already, please join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive regular public policy updates—including Lansing Update—via email. A recent MCC Lansing Update included the following:
- Reproductive Health Act Moves to House Floor, but Signs of Hope Emerge to Defeat It
- MCC, MANS: Free Meals for All Students Should Include Nonpublic Schools
- Plan to End Excessive Fees on Juvenile Offenders Advances in the House
- Bill to Better Protect Vulnerable Seniors in Foster Care Settings Supported by MCC
- House Provides Bipartisan Support for Safe Drinking Water for Schools, Daycares