With public policymakers concerned about Michigan’s lack of population growth, MCC put forth its perspective that policies focused on supporting and growing families are key for long-term population growth in this state. For more on MCC’s advocacy on this issue, plus some resources for getting Advent started off right this Sunday, read this week’s Lansing Update.
To grow Michigan’s stagnant population, policymakers should view proposed solutions through the lens of supporting family life by making it easier to have and raise children in this state, according to a letter from MCC to the Governor’s council tasked with recommending policy goals to grow Michigan’s population.
While the Governor this week did sign the Reproductive Health Act bills that were sent to her desk, MCC noted in a press release the advocacy that resulted in a watered-down version of the RHA becoming law. Plus, ahead of Thanksgiving, MCC extends its gratitude for the dedicated Catholic grassroots network. Read more in this week’s Lansing Update.
In a statement, MCC highlighted the legislative and grassroots advocacy against the Reproductive Health Act that prevented several alarming policies from becoming law. However, MCC called attention to the repeal of health and safety standards required of the abortion industry in Michigan, along with many other common-sense limits on abortion in the RHA. The Catholic Conference again urged lawmakers to prioritize policies that help both mothers and their children.
The first-ever Michigan March for Life brought thousands of pro-lifers to the steps of the state Capitol this week. Plus, the Legislature wrapped up session for 2023, meaning there was a lot of activity on a variety of issues. Catch up on issues ranging from abortion regulations to surrogacy to juvenile justice and more in this week’s Lansing Update.
These nine advocacy principles originate from Catholic social teaching and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Within each principle are specific policy priorities MCC brings to dialogue that occurs at the state Capitol.
Faith-based organizations provide services to the needy and contribute to the common welfare of society through institutions like schools and hospitals. Faith is what animates these providers to serve and is the foundational dimension of their identity.
The human dignity of the immigrant, the refugee and the asylee—regardless of personal circumstances, background, or even legal status—must not be forgotten when considering how to manage immigration practices.
The Church’s social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we wish to highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.