Oct 162017
 
Trump Administration Expands Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate

In what USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is hailing as a “return to common sense, longstanding federal practice,” the Trump administration announced late last week that it is expanding the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate issued during the Obama administration. The new regulations, which go into effect immediately, will permit both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to […]

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Oct 162017
 
Planned Parenthood Challenges New MO Abortion Law in State Court

Planned Parenthood organizations in Kansas City and St. Louis, and two abortionists that do their work, have sued the state of Missouri in Jackson County Circuit court challenging the pro-life law passed this summer during the special legislative session. The lawsuit challenges provisions of the law that require the abortion doctor to meet with the patient […]

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Oct 162017
 
Stand Up for the Dreamers

Time is running out for the Dreamers, those young people who were brought into this country as children by their parents. Unless Congress passes legislation soon, deportations of Dreamers will begin next March. In a statement this week, the U.S. Bishops urged Congress to move promptly to pass the Dream Act. The bishops are asking all Catholics […]

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Oct 162017
 
41st Respect Life Convention to be Held in St. Louis on Sunday, Oct. 22

The 41st Respect Life Convention will be held in St. Louis on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the St. Charles Convention Center. The event’s activities include Mass, a keynote address, and several engaging pro-life workshops. This year’s keynote speaker is John Foppe. Born without arms, John Foppe understands firsthand the difficult gaps between envisioning an outcome […]

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Oct 022017
 
MCC 50th Anniversary Celebration is ONE week away!

The MCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration is one week from tomorrow! Join us Saturday, Oct. 7th at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City as we celebrate 50 years of faithful work. The day will include a keynote address from Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as three engaging workshops with […]

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Oct 022017
 
MCC Film Featured at 50th Anniversary

The opening session of our 50th Anniversary will feature a film documentary that chronicles the history of the Missouri Catholic Conference and features many people who have contributed to the work of the MCC through the years. The film is narrated by radio and theater personality Jack Renner. Don’t miss this inspiring look at where we […]

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Oct 022017
 
Pope Begins Campaign in Support of Refugees

This week, Pope Francis announced the start of the “Share the Journey” Campaign to raise awareness of the plight of migrants and refugees, currently estimated to number 65 million worldwide. The campaign will be coordinated by the Vatican along with Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s international aid organization. In the U.S., the campaign will be joined by the […]

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Oct 022017
 
Urge Compassionate Refugee Admission Policy

Refugees are people fleeing war and persecution in their native country. Right now the world is witnessing the greatest displacement of people since the end of World War II. This is a humanitarian crisis on a truly global scale. The U.S. has a thorough security clearance process, but there is still a strong push to cut […]

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