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Missouri: Capitol Update

1. Religious Liberty Bill Set for Committee Action Next Week
2. USCCB Releases Homily Notes, Prayers for Faithful for Mother’s Day
3. Cord Blood Donations Rising as More Hospitals Take Part
4. Service Groups Rally to Restore Charity Tax Credits
5. Justice Reinvestment Act Sent to Gov. Nixon
6. Student Transfers Denied Under Court Ruling
7. Senate Committee Approves Bill Providing Conscience Protection for Health Care Workers

Capitol Update 5/4/2012

Missouri: April’s issue of Good News

April’s issue of Good News is out, complete with pictures of the rally for religious liberty. http://conta.cc/Izj9iY


Good News March 2012
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Missouri: Action Alert–Contact House Committee on Religious Liberty

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SB 749 has been referred to the Missouri House Health Insurance Committee. State Representatives John Diehl and Tim Jones played key roles in getting SB 749 moving forward. A word of thanks to them is in order! Now our focus shifts to the members of the Health Insurance Committee.

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Missouri: Capitol Update

The religious liberty bill that passed the Missouri Senate is moving slowly in the Missouri House. Read more on SB 749 in the Capitol Update.


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It has been two weeks since the Missouri Senate sent the Missouri House SB 749, a bill that ensures that employers and employees are not forced to pay for abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures in their health plans. But SB 749 has not even been referred to committee yet. In tha…

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Missouri: Capitol Update

For the latest on what’s happening in the Missouri General Assembly, read this week’s Capitol Update. http://conta.cc/HMZ0Wg

Capitol Update 4/5/2012

Missouri: Rally Story

Read about the rally for religious liberty and the passage of important conscience rights legislation in this week’s Capitol Update. http://conta.cc/H0llxv


Capitol Update 3/30/2012
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Although the event was on the first floor, more than 2,000 participants from around the state filled three floors of the Capitol.

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Missouri: Assemblies of God Join Religious Liberty Fight

Today the Assemblies of God USA announced they would join us in sponsoring the rally for religious liberty on March 27 at the Missouri Capitol. Go to our website for more information on the rally.

Rally for Religious Liberty Information
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Join us as we rally for religious liberty on Tuesday, March 27 at noon in the first floor rotunda of the State Capitol. Wear red to show support for bills that will protect our religious liberties. If you want to lobby legislators, please come at 10 a.m. to register. Sponsors of the event are: Luthe…

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Missouri: Baptists Join Fight

The Missouri Baptist Convention is joining us in sponsoring the rally for religious liberty, along with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Missouri Right to Life.

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JEFFERSON CITY—For the first time anyone can recall, the executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) will join with the St. Louis Archbishop in a religious freedom rally March 27 here at the Missouri State Capitol. John Yeats will team with Catholic leader Robert Carlson and other re…

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Missouri: Capitol Update

Read this week’s Capitol Update here for articles on education, corrections and the Missouri budget.


Capitol Update 3/9/2012
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In this tough economic climate, cost matters. That was obviously the motivating factor this week when the Senate Governmental Accountability Committee voted to pass SCS SB 786, a bill that would examine the costs related to the death penalty. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Keaveny (D-St. Louis), the bill wou…

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Missouri: Make sure you plan to join us at the State Capitol for Rally for Religious Liberty

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Join us as we rally for religious liberty on Tuesday, March 27 at noon in the first floor rotunda of the State Capitol. Wear red to show support for bills that will protect our religious liberties. If you want to lobby legislators, please come at 10 a.m. to register. Sponsors of the event are: Luthe…

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Missouri: Watch this Video about the Importance of Quality Education for Everyone

Watch this video from the MCC about the importance of a quality education for everyone.


MCC Releases Education Video
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The MCC released a video about education featuring St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson; Dr. Dan Peters, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph; Meke Smith, principal of St. Louis Catholic Academy Principal; Kate Casas, state director of the Children’s Education Alliance;…

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Missouri: Capitol Update for news on the abortion-drug mandate and legislation on education and English-only driver’s license exams

Read this week’s Capitol Update for news on the abortion-drug mandate and legislation on education and English-only driver’s license exams.http://conta.cc/wxPJX3


Capitol Update 2/24/2012
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On Thursday, the Missouri House gave overwhelming approval to legislation that will require the written portion of the driver’s license exam to be administered only in English. Currently, a person can request the written test in one of 11 other languages.

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Missouri: Read about education, the abortion-drug mandate and the death penalty in this week’s Capitol Update

Read about education, the abortion-drug mandate and the death penalty in this week’s Capitol Update.


Capitol Update 2/17/2012
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religious freedoms. This week a state senate committee approved a religious liberty bill and sent it to the floor of the Missouri Senate. Debate is expected next week.

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Missouri Senate Moving Swiftly on Religious Liberty

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The Missouri Senate is moving swiftly to respond to the Obama Administration’s recent edict that employers, including the Catholic Church, provide health coverage for contraceptives, sterilization procedures and abortion drugs. SB 749, sponsored by Senator John Lamping (R-Clayton), won committee app…

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Missouri: Join in Rally for Religious Liberty

Join as as we rally for religious liberty in March at the State Capitol.

MCC Joins Other Faith Groups in Rally for Religious Liberty

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On Tuesday, March 27, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson and Dr. John L. Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, will join other prominent religious leaders from around the state at a Rally for Religious Liberty at the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferso…

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Missouri: Where Does Your Congressional Delegate Stand on Rights of Conscience Act

Find out where your congressional delegate stands on the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.


Where is Missouri’s Congressional Delegation on HHS Mandate?
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Currently there are two bills going through Congress to protect conscience rights, S. 1467 and HR 1179. Both of these would protect religious employers or health plans from having to provide coverage for contraceptives, sterilization procedures or abortion-inducing drugs. Here is how the Missouri Co…

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Missouri: four articles about education

We wrote four articles about education for this quarter’s Messenger. Have you read them?


Catholic School Creates Evironment of Success
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When you walk through St. Louis Catholic Academy, you might mistake Meke Smith for a father of one of the students. He kno…

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Missouri: Abortions Down in 2011

Did you know abortions were down in Missouri in 2011? Read more about this in our weekly Capitol Update.


Capitol Update 1/13/2012
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Norma McCorvey, the woman who was Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in the United States, never actually had an abortion. She was pregnant at the time she signed the affidavit that allowed the Roe case to go forward, but ultimately delivered the child and placed her for adopti…

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Missouri: Join the conversation about the Blaine Amendment

Join the conversation about the Blaine Amendment on our website.


What is a Blaine Amendment and how does it affect Catholic school parents?
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James G. Blaine

Blaine Amendments appear in 40 state constitutions. They are vestiges of anti-Catholic sentiments that were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Am…

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Missouri: Capitol Update

Read this week’s Capitol Update about the first week of the 2012 legislative session and what we expect from this session.


Capitol Update 1/6/2012
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With the general assembly convening this week, the Missouri Catholic Conference is pleased to unveil its new website. Check it out atwww.mocatholic.org.


Missouri: Capitol Update

This week’s Capitol Update focuses on poverty in the U.S. and on state budget concerns.


Capitol Update 12/16/2011
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Despite making many funding cuts in recent years, state legislators are nowhere near solving Missouri’s budget crisis. In fact, for the coming budget year, tax revenues are expected to fall $750 million short of funding current state services.

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Missouri: Autumn Update

Our Autumn Update is out, and we’ve got a lot of interesting news this week about the fair tax, ethical stem cell research and more.


Autumn Update 11/10/11
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In August, Gov. Nixon announced the formation of a bipartisan, interbranch initiative to seek reforms to reduce prison costs while still protecting public safety. Co-chaired by Sen. Jack Goodman (R-Mt. Vernon) and Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) the group has met several times to discuss various propo…

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Missouri: Check out the MCC’s October Messenger on the website

It features an article by Emily Miller, who speaks about her experience as a murder victim’s family member and why that lead her to oppose the death penalty.

Missouri Catholic Conference home
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The MCC’s 2011 Annual Assembly was a success. If you weren’t there, you can still learn about the workshops and the keynote address.

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Missouri: MCC Messenger

Look for the MCC’s Messenger this week in the Catholic Missourian and the Mirror or in last week’s St. Louis Review. Don’t get those papers? Download the Messenger from our website.


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The MCC’s 2011 Annual Assembly was a success. If you weren’t there, you can still learn about the workshops and the keynote address.


Missouri: Autumn Update

If you missed our Autumn Update for this week, read it here.


Autumn Update 10/20/11

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was recently denied a contract to provide services to victims of human trafficking by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The news came after the USCCB had developed a network of providers, including those of various religious f…

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