Nov 022012
 
School Choice Presentation

Parents have a right to choose the education best suited to the needs of their children, including public, private, and religious schools. Professor John T. James, coordinator of Catholic Education Programs at St. Louis University, gave a presentation at the MCC Annual Assembly, titled: “School Choice: Where We Are and What We Can Do.” In […]

 November 2, 2012  Posted by at 4:13 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News No Responses »
Nov 022012
 
Violence Against Christians - the Tragic and Compelling Story of India

At the Missouri Catholic Conference’s 2012 Annual Assembly in October, participants heard an address from the Most Reverend Emmanuel Kerketta, the bishop of Jashpur, India. The bishop told many horrific stories of the violence against Christians now underway. People who convert to Christianity can be harassed and even tortured. Yet the faith continues to grow. […]

 November 2, 2012  Posted by at 2:54 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News, Religious Liberty No Responses »
Oct 262012
 
Video: Baltimore Archbishop William Lori's Popular Address to the MCC Annual Assembly

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori gave a popular and timely address to those attending the  Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly on religious liberty on Oct. 6. Due to the popularity of the address, we have posted it here. The keynote was part of a day of workshops and networking by Catholics from across the state, Iowa, […]

 October 26, 2012  Posted by at 1:50 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, Religious Liberty Tagged with:  No Responses »
Oct 102012
 
Health Care: What Now?

A Powerpoint presentation on the rising costs of health care, lack of insurance coverage for the poor, Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act. The workshop was presented at the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly on Oct. 6, 2012, by Brian Colby, policy director, for Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance. The full presentation, can be viewed […]

 October 10, 2012  Posted by at 11:42 am 2012 Annual Assembly, Health Care, News No Responses »
Oct 082012
 
Annual Assembly a Success!

More than 550 people attended the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City. Archbishop William Lori, gave a moving keynote address on religious liberty. For a excerpt of the keynote, please go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAZXghIAV30&feature=share&list=UU8lCloTZLlrr7f8u0HYKtvg There were 15 workshops held, featuring 18 presenters. Topics discussed ranged from […]

 October 8, 2012  Posted by at 4:32 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News, Uncategorized No Responses »
Oct 032012
 
Come Celebrate Religious Freedom at the MCC Assembly!

We are sending this update early because we will be busy Friday setting up in the Capitol building for our 2012 Annual Assembly, which will be held Saturday. This assembly will feature Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, who heads up the U.S. Catholic bishops’ national effort to defend our religious freedoms. There has been a lot […]

 October 3, 2012  Posted by at 4:34 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News, Religious Liberty No Responses »
Sep 282012
 
MCC Annual Assembly is Next Week

Next week – Saturday, October 6 – is fast approaching. Have you registered for the MCC’s Annual Assembly? There’s still time. A lot of attention has focused on our keynoter, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, but don’t overlook the many exciting workshops on tap. The workshops will cover a variety of issues, including school choice, end […]

 September 28, 2012  Posted by at 2:48 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News No Responses »
Sep 212012
 
Archbishop William Lori to Speak on Religious Liberty

After overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto of the religious liberty bill (Senate Bill 749), what better person to have as the keynote speaker for the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly than the chief spokesperson for the U.S. Bishops on religious freedom issues, Archbishop William Lori? Archbishop Lori is a native of Louisville, Ky. He is the […]

 September 21, 2012  Posted by at 5:43 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, Church Concerns, News, Religious Liberty No Responses »
Sep 192012
 
Money in American Politics

The 2012 MCC Annual Assembly will include a workshop by John Langton, a political science professor at Westminster College in Fulton, on the influence of money in American politics. He will discuss legislative efforts to regulate campaign contributions and discuss recent Supreme Court decisions on the issue. Participants will consider whether campaign contributions are a […]

 September 19, 2012  Posted by at 1:02 pm 2012 Annual Assembly, News Tagged with:  No Responses »