News Releases

The MCC writes press releases several times a month during the legislative session about votes and hearings on important issues in the Missouri House and Senate. To download the PDF of a press release, click on the title below.


MO Bishops’ Statement on Gun Violence


PR regarding Governor Greitens’ stay of execution of Marcellus Williams

PR regarding Missouri’s new pro-life law

PR regarding Trinity Lutheran case

PR regarding SB 5 (Pro-life bill)

PR regarding passage of pro-life SB 5

PR regarding abortion sanctuaries

PR regarding pro-life special session


pdficon_smallMissouri Bishops Statement on Conceal and Carry Legislation


pdficon_smallMissouri Bishops Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

pdficon_smallMissouri Bishops Statement on the Acceptance of Syrian Refugees

pdficon_small  Missouri Bishops Statement on Investigations Concerning the Selling of Fetal Body Parts of Unborn Children

 Welfare Reform Bill Includes Some of the Recommendations Urged by the MCC

MCC Urges Personal Approach to Welfare Reform

Moratorium Now! Takes a Stand at the Missouri Capitol


The Missouri Catholic Conference Expresses Disappointment in Attorney General

Governor Vetoes Help for Hungry, Women in Crisis Pregnancies

St. Louis City Marriage Statement

MCC Letter to Governor Nixon Regarding the Death Penalty

Normandy, Riverview Gardens and School Transfers

Children’s Education Initiative Campaign Comes To An End

Legislation Proposed to Extend Waiting Period for Abortion to 72-hours

MidWest March for Life 2014


 Missouri Catholic Conference Seeks Nominations for Citizen Recognition Award

 Citizen Recognition Award –  Past Winners

 Citizen Recognition Award Nomination Form

 Missouri Legislature Passes Telemedicine Abortion Ban

MCC Urges Governor Nixon to Save Low-Income Renters’ Credit

The Missouri Catholic Conference’s Response to Attorney General Koster’s Refusal to Appeal Judge Fleissig’s Order

 MCC Supports Medicaid Reform Bill

 Benevolent Tax Credit Bill Passes House and Senate

 Bill Protecting Conscience Rights of Healthcare Workers Passes House

 House Committee Considers House Bill 457 and House Bill 386 at Hearing

 Committee Hears Two Abortion Bills

 Working Poor Eligible for Tax Credit

 MCC Statement on Healthcare Reform

 MCC Issues Statement on Healthcare Reform

 Missouri Senate Approves Tax Credits for Pregnancy Resource  Centers, Food Pantries, and Children in Crisis Programs

 Missouri General Assembly Hears Benevolent Tax Credit Bills


 MCC Speaks Out Against Immigration Bill

 Constitutional Amendment Seeks to End Discrimination Against Churches, Religious Schools

 MCC, Catholic School Administrators Join in Support of “Turner Fix”

 Missouri Senator Seeks to Halt Federal Mandate Requiring Health Coverage for Contraceptives, Abortion Drugs

 MCC Joins Other Faith Groups in Rally for Religious Liberty

 Bishop John Gaydos to Testify in Support of SB 749


 MCC Offers Payday Lending Reform Ideas

 Legislation Seeks to Increase Adoptees’ Rights

 Missouri House Considers Blaine Amendment Repeal

 Human Trafficking Victims Testify at Missouri House Committee Hearing

Catholic High School President Calls for Equal Access to A+ Scholarships

 Former State Budget Director Says Proposed Mega-Sales Tax Would Shift Tax Burden to Poor

 Legislation Seeks to Affirm Parental Rights in Education

 Gov. Nixon Halts Execution, Grants Clemency for Richard Clay