The Michigan Catholic Conference Board of Directors has unanimously approved the Conference’s advocacy priorities for the 97th Michigan Legislature. These priorities target nine categories:
- Religious Liberty and the Freedom to Serve
- Human Life & Dignity
- Children & Families
- Health Care
- Preferential Option for the Poor & Regulatory Policies
- Restorative Justice
- Immigration & Refugees
- Federal Issues
The principles used to develop these legislative priorities flow from the basic belief in the inherent dignity of each person and in society’s responsibility to ensure that dignity, the Catholic Church’s teachings and traditions as they apply to today’s political environment, and the fundamental principle of justice for all people.
The Michigan Catholic Conference’s legislative priorities are not a catalog of the Conference’s position on every important issue that may arise over the next two years. Rather, they are intended to communicate a sense of what state government’s top priorities should be to foster the common good.