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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish all of our MOCAN members a very happy Thanksgiving holiday! There won’t be an issue of MCC Weekly Update next week, but we’ll be back with the latest news on Friday, Dec. 1.

Missouri Supreme Court to Hear Satanic Temple Case

Missouri Supreme Court to Hear Satanic Temple Case

The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in the Satanic Temple case for January 23, 2018.  The proceedings will be held in Jefferson City.   Mary Doe, who claims to be a member of a Satanic Temple, has argued that a Missouri abortion law violates her religious beliefs and constitutes the establishment of religion. She […]

U.S. Bishops Gather for Annual Meeting in Baltimore

U.S. Bishops Gather for Annual Meeting in Baltimore

The U.S. bishops gathered this week for their annual assembly in Baltimore, MD. Included on the agenda was a vote to elect a new chair of the Committee on Pro-life Activities, and receiving an update on immigration and racism from working committees addressing those important issues. Read more about these issues in the following articles.

Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann Appointed Chair of Committee on Pro-life Activities

Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann Appointed Chair of Committee on Pro-life Activities

The U.S. bishops have voted to appoint Archbishop Joseph Naumann to chair the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-life Activities. Naumann, who currently serves as the archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, has been a strong advocate for the unborn throughout his years as a cleric. He previously served as the Pro-life Coordinator for the Archdiocese of St. […]

Bishops to Issue 'Presidential Statement' on Immigration

Bishops to Issue ‘Presidential Statement’ on Immigration

During the Baltimore Assembly, the U.S. bishops also voted to have Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB, issue a statement addressing the need for immigration reform. The exact language of the statement was not determined, but one will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

Report Focuses on Veterans and the Death Penalty

Report Focuses on Veterans and the Death Penalty

A report issued by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) shines light on military veterans facing the death penalty. The report, titled “Battle Scars: Military Veterans and the Death Penalty,”  exposes the scope of this crisis and calls on authorities to better account for service members facing execution. DPIC estimates that there are at least 300 veterans […]

Pope Francis is Gifted a Lamborghini, Plans to Auction it Off

Pope Francis is Gifted a Lamborghini, Plans to Auction it Off

There was a snazzy new car at the Vatican this week: a Lamborghini. The luxury sports car maker donated the car to Pope Francis and the pope plans to auction it off. Pope Francis signed his name on the hood which will likely increase the value. The car usually sells around $200,000. Proceeds will go to three charities:  a counseling […]

Overcoming Temporary and Partial Considerations

Overcoming Temporary and Partial Considerations

When Saint John Paul II visited the United States in 1995, he declared: “Democracy needs virtue…Democracy stands or falls with the truths and values it embodies.” But how can one assure that virtue will be at the heart of a democratic government? Certainly, there will be no virtue in the government where there is no virtue […]

Of Pilgrims, and the Plymouth Plantation

Of Pilgrims, and the Plymouth Plantation

With Thanksgiving approaching, it is a fitting time to recall how the pilgrims struggled to establish the new Plymouth Colony. See this brief video.