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Michigan Catholic Conference Supports Adoption Legislation

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 07:27

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Lansing (MCC) – Child placement legislation that passed out of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee this morning is in the best interest of vulnerable children and will help to secure a wide network of faith-based and secular providers in the state, Michigan Catholic Conference stated today regarding House Bills 4188-4190.

According to Tom Hickson, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy: “This legislation helps to preserve diversity in child placement and ensures children are of first and foremost concern. Solidifying the state’s long-standing relationship with faith-based child placement agencies will result in​ more providers, which means more placement of foster children into ‘forever families.’ As has been stated numerous times, this legislation does not prohibit adoption to any classification of persons, but merely places into law what the state has practiced for decades. We encourage the full House to act swiftly and send these important bills over to the State Senate.”

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Fatherhood, Discipleship and Prayer to be Discussed at Upcoming Men’s Conference

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:25

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WHAT: Catholic Men’s Conference

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 

WHERE: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 North River Rd., Saginaw

SAGINAW — The Catholic Men’s Conference’s theme this year is “Called to be Strong”. The conference will take place on March 7, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saginaw. The conference will include Mass with the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw. Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available. This year’s conference theme is “Called to be Strong.” The speaker line-up includes Dr. John Gresham, professor of systematic theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. and Vernon Robertson, Catholic convert and international speaker. Both men have been guests on EWTN.

In a letter to conference attendees, Bishop Cistone wrote: “This year, Catholic dioceses throughout the state of Michigan are celebrating Christian Marriage…With this in mind, I ask that each of you consider doing something special this year in order to honor and support the Sacrament of Marriage and strengthen your own marriage.” Bishop Cistone went on to say, “Each of you must endeavor to ensure that Christ has a special place in your own heart and in the daily life of your family.”

The conference fee is $25 and includes lunch. Conference attendees may register and pay in advance online at www.thecatholicmen.com or on the day of the event.

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