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Lawmakers Support Veto Override for Ex-offender Assistance

Lawmakers Support Veto Override for Ex-offender Assistance

Citing its importance for public safety, lawmakers on Wednesday, Sept. 10, overwhelmingly overrode Governor Nixon’s veto of funds that help ex-offenders returning back into the community. The $2 million for re-entry grants were part of 55 line-item vetoes that the general assembly overrode during the annual veto session this week. Funding for the re-entry grant [...]

Missouri Catholic Conference Thanks Committed Catholics for Pro-Life Successes

Missouri Catholic Conference Thanks Committed Catholics for Pro-Life Successes

Committed Catholic citizens played a key role in the passage of pro-life legislation in the recently concluded veto session of the Missouri General Assembly, according to the Missouri Catholic Conference’s executive director, Mike Hoey. “Catholics from around the state contacted their legislators and it made a big difference,” Hoey said. “Without those calls and emails [...]

Don't Let Pro-Life Issues Get Lost in the Shuffle

Don’t Let Pro-Life Issues Get Lost in the Shuffle

Next week the Missouri General Assembly will convene for its annual Veto Session. A large number of bills will be considered for a veto override, including much business related legislation. MCC Network Members need to make sure that two major pro-life bills don’t get lost in the shuffle. These bills are HB 1307, which allows [...]

Meet Lewis and Clark at MCC Assembly

Meet Lewis and Clark at MCC Assembly

When is the last time you visited the Missouri State Capitol? If you attend the MCC Annual Assembly on Saturday, October 4, you will have the opportunity to meet Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (their likenesses, that is) at the Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza. This plaza, located just east of the Capitol, features heroic [...]

Register for the MCC Annual Assembly to Win Family Gift Baskets!

Register for the MCC Annual Assembly to Win Family Gift Baskets!

Pre-registration for the Missouri Catholic Conference’s 2014 Annual Assembly, held October 4 at the State Capitol, will enter you into a drawing to win one of four themed family gift baskets! One winner will be drawn from each diocese, and you must be present to win. One of the baskets up for grabs has a [...]

Synod of Bishops and MCC Assembly Both to Address Family Issues

Synod of Bishops and MCC Assembly Both to Address Family Issues

On October 5 the extraordinary Synod of the Bishops will meet in Rome to discuss the challenges facing families in the 21st century. Want to know more about the work of the Synod of Bishops, which is a permanent institution of the Church and what the Synod will be discussing next month? Click Synod of [...]

Annual Assembly Workshop Feature: Pets, the Newest Member of Your Family!

Annual Assembly Workshop Feature: Pets, the Newest Member of Your Family!

Is your dog Fido treated more like a family member than a pet?  You are probably not alone.  Pets are far more than just companion animals-they help improve family life, can help strengthen family bonds, and teach responsibility to children.  In a workshop offered by Columbia Veterinarian Dr. Beth Luebbering at the MCC Annual Assembly [...]

Louisiana Federal Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Louisiana Federal Judge Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Bucking a trend in favor of re-defining marriage, this week a federal judge in Louisiana upheld Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban, stating that Louisiana’s laws and constitution are “directly related to achieving marriage’s historically preeminent purpose of linking children to their biological parents.” Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman stated in his order that a ban [...]

Funds Lacking for Show-Me Healthy Babies Program

Funds Lacking for Show-Me Healthy Babies Program

This past legislative session the Missouri Catholic Conference joined many other pro-life groups in seeking passage of the Show-Me Healthy Babies program. This program offers health coverage to pregnant woman who do not qualify for Medicaid yet cannot afford private health insurance. The legislation passed the general assembly and was signed into law by Governor [...]