In the Governor’s budget announced this week, MCC took note of a number of funding increases for programs that help the most poor and vulnerable, while also expressing concern over cuts to funds nonpublic schools had previously been granted. Read more about the start of the conversation for the next state budget in this week’s Lansing Update.
MCC took the opportunity to urge policymakers to keep families in mind as the Governor delivered policy proposals in her State of the State address this week. To find out more about what family-first policies that MCC is pushing for adoption, read this week’s Lansing Update.
With the Governor delivering her annual State of State address this week and her next budget recommendation due to be released soon, MCC issued a press release urging her and lawmakers to pursue policies primarily aimed at helping families support themselves.
This week is an important one when it comes to advocating for human life and education, with the March for Life taking place today and National School Choice Week happening next week. Read more, including news about a possible increase to the federal Child Tax Credit, in this week’s Lansing Update.
As the calendar turns, the Michigan Legislature is preparing to return to regular session. Read this week’s Lansing Update for a preview of possible upcoming policy issues that MCC will be monitoring this year.
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.