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Federal Court Issues Order in Favor of Planned Parenthood

Federal Court Issues Order in Favor of Planned Parenthood

Kansas City Federal District Court Judge Howard Sachs has issued a final order striking down two provisions of Missouri law enacted to protect women seeking abortions. The order strikes down a Missouri law requiring an abortionist to have clinical privileges within 30 miles of the abortion facility, and a Missouri law requiring abortion facilities meet the […]

Pro-life Legislation Stymied in Missouri Senate

Pro-life Legislation Stymied in Missouri Senate

It was clear by mid-day on Friday, the last day of the 2017 legislative session, that the Missouri Senate was not going to take up and pass HB 174. This MCC priority legislation, if passed, would pre-empt the recently passed St. Louis city ordinance making St. Louis an abortion sanctuary. The Senate had trouble getting to the […]

Kansas City Judge Grants Planned Parenthood a Preliminary Injunction, Denies Stay

Kansas City Federal District Judge Howard Sachs has granted Planned Parenthood’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing the state from enforcing two pro-life provisions intended to protect the life and health of women seeking an abortion. The first requires abortion doctors to have clinical privileges at a nearby hospital, so that they can provide treatment […]

2017 End of Session Report Now Available at MOcatholic.org

2017 End of Session Report Now Available at MOcatholic.org

Be sure to look over the 2017 End of Session Report now available on our website. This report shows the final status of all the bills the MCC took a position on during the 2017 Missouri legislative session. Bills reported as “Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed,” have been approved by the Missouri General Assembly […]

Catholic Mobilizing Network Launches National Pledge to End Death Penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network Launches National Pledge to End Death Penalty

The Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) has launched a new initiative, named the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty. “Due to growing public opposition to the death penalty and especially in the aftermath of last month executions in Arkansas, CMN has launched this pledge to amplify the Church’s work to end the death penalty,” […]

Pope Canonizes Two Fatima Visionaries

Pope Canonizes Two Fatima Visionaries

On the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Pope Francis canonized two of the three visionaries to whom Mary appeared in 1917, just before the end of World War I. The two siblings, just seven and nine-years-old at the time of the apparitions, died within a few years of the events during an outbreak […]

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

Want some suggestions and inspiration on praying the rosary?  You may want to read Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis, a new book being sold by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The USCCB publications department also has many other books and reading materials available. For those who want to delve deeper into the […]

Regenerative Agriculture for Small Farmers

Regenerative Agriculture for Small Farmers

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is best known for its relief work in responding to natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, but it also helps villages around the globe to become sustainable and prosperous. Last year, CRS led a team of farmers from various Latin American countries to visit Dr. Kofi Boa and the Howard Buffett […]

Native Landscaping Ideas for Missouri Landowners

Native Landscaping Ideas for Missouri Landowners

The Shaw Nature Reserve and the Missouri Department of Conservation have developed a Native Landscaping Manual that gardeners and farmers can use to create native plant communities. You may access the manual by visiting Native Landscaping Manual. Last summer, the Missouri Catholic Conference devoted an entire Messenger Online to the topic of nature preservation and Pope Francis’ encyclical, […]