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    The Issues, The Candidates, and Your Vote 2020

    Front cover of September's issue of FOCUS, “The Issues, The Candidates, and Your Vote 2020”

    This election, Michigan voters will cast ballots to determine the outcome of numerous local, state, and federal races, as well the fate of several issue proposals. In its latest FOCUS, MCC offers resources to help Catholics develop a well-formed conscience, learn from the lives of the saints, and prepare their voting choices.

    On Care for Our Common Home: Reflecting on Laudato Si’

    Front cover of FOCUS essay

    Throughout May, Catholics across the world have recognized the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. To encourage study and reflection of the encyclical across the state, Michigan Catholic Conference has dedicated its latest FOCUS publication to the topic. Accompanying the publication’s release is a webpage that includes resources and ideas for individuals and institutions.

    2020 Census—Counting Our Communities

    Cover of the February 2020 issue of FOCUS, entitled 2020 Census—Counting Our Communities

    Every ten years, the United States conducts a nationwide census, or count, of its population. The 2020 Census will begin in mid-March, and all individuals living in the country as of April 1, 2020 are invited to respond by phone, by mail, and for the first time ever, online. This edition of FOCUS addresses the significance of the 2020 Census—including its impact on legislative representation and the distribution of federal funding—and encourages efforts to ensure all Michiganders are counted.