missouri catholic conference

Senate hearing, rally draws attention to frustration with Planned Parenthood’s practices

JEFFERSON CITY — A heated debate about terminology used to describe aborted babies was one of the highlights from testimony presented before a Senate committee investigating Planned Parenthood's practices in Missouri.

MCC urges citizens to speak out against MU involvement with Planned Parenthood

The Missouri Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to contact the University of Missouri to ask it revoke medical privileges for abortion doctor Colleen McNicholas, .

Last week, MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin appeared before the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life and acknowledged that a professor at the university had "facilitated" the granting of medical privileges to McNicholas, a St. Louis doctor who is providing medical abortions at the Planned Parenthood in Columbia.

MCC urges citizens to speak out against MU involvement with Planned Parenthood

The Missouri Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to contact the University of Missouri to ask it revoke medical privileges for abortion doctor Colleen McNicholas.

Last week, MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin appeared before the Missouri Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life and acknowledged that a professor at the university had "facilitated" the granting of medical privileges to McNicholas, a St. Louis doctor who is providing medical abortions at the Planned Parenthood in Columbia.

Agency urges final push on welfare reform bill

An effort by the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) to urge state lawmakers to pass welfare reform that will help poor families lift themselves out of poverty has worked -- with one important step remaining.

The public policy agency of the state's bishops is asking people to contact legislators as they return to the state capitol March 30 from their spring break.

Treatment courts close revolving door to prison

Treatment courts began in Missouri in 1993, focusing on helping nonviolent substance-addicted offenders.

The Catholic bishops of Missouri have supported alternative sentencing options such as drug courts, the Missouri re-entry program and probation and parole policies that enhance public safety.

Strengthening families

One way families can strengthen themselves is by looking toward their families of origin for those tendencies and sins that don't bear good fruit, said Ed Hogan, director of the Paul VI Institute.

Maybe it's giving your wife the silent treatment when you're mad. Or yelling at the kids. Or spending too much time on your iPhone instead of paying attention to the needs of your family.

St. Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians, says this:

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