The Word from Lansing

Public policy in our state from the Michigan Catholic Conference

Election 2016: Calling for dignity in the public square

Paul A. Long

With a few weeks left in the election, campaign coverage is ever-present: in conversations at work, on televisions at the gym, and all over Facebook newsfeeds. This election has left many voters fatigued, as campaigning began more than a year ago. Others have expressed dissatisfaction with the candidates for the nation’s highest office, citing issues…

Love and peace in the midst of violence


In response to increasing acts of violence, Americans witness and experience a range of emotions. Fear, sadness, anger and mistrust are strongly felt in communities across the country. Each time news emerges of another shooting, whether against law enforcement officers or against civilians, we struggle to process what happened and how to respond. In July,…