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Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, MI.

Michigan: Democratic governor wins latest round in legal fight over 1931 abortion ban

Aug 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The law, whose current form dates back to 1931, criminalizes abortion except when necessary to save the life of the... Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of the Diocese of Lansing. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at his introductory press conference on Dec. 30, 2014.

Bishop comes out in support of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

Jul 29, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh received a tip of the hat from his own bishop for his pro-life remarks. Read more

University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at his introductory press conference on Dec. 30, 2014.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh tells team members he would help raise their baby in event of unplanned pregnancy 

Jul 26, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

After receiving criticism on social media and from college football fans for remarks made at a pro-life event, Michigan Wolverines’... Read more

Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing.

Michigan bishop ‘humbled’ by success of weekly discipleship challenge

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The year-long initiative has attracted more than 11,000 weekly subscribers. Read more

The Hall of Justice building in downtown Lansing is home to the Supreme Court of Michigan.

Pro-life, Catholic groups file to intervene in Michigan governor's abortion lawsuit

Apr 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pro-life and Catholic groups in Michigan are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who... Read more

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Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Jan 12, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton. Read more

Payday loan expansion means fast money and cycle of debt for Michigan's poor, bishops say

Dec 2, 2020

A Michigan proposal to quadruple the maximum lending amount allowed for payday lenders would exploit the poor and trap many... Read more

Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan.

Michigan AG to announce new abuse charges against Catholic priests

Sep 30, 2020

Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel told local news this week that she plans to announce new charges against “a dozen... Read more

Monsignor Kieran Harrington blesses the coffin of Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay before its trip to Mexico.

Seven coronavirus fatalities at Michigan convent

May 5, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

During the month of April, 11 Felician Sisters of Livonia, Michigan died, including two who died on Easter Sunday. A... Read more

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.

Michigan governor calls abortion 'life sustaining'

Apr 17, 2020

Pro-life adovcates have criticized the governor of Michigan for calling aboriton a “life-sustaining” procedure during an interview on Thursday.  Read more

Irving Houle. Photo courtesy of the Irving Houle Association.

Was this Michigan grandfather on a mission from God?

Jul 5, 2019

Irving “Francis” Houle was a Michigan father of five known for his holy life. He appeared to bear the stigmata,... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

State abortion battles continue in Rhode Island, Michigan, Alabama

May 14, 2019

Several states are considering new abortion measures, as the nation-wide trend of legislatures passing new laws to restrict or entrench... Read more

Dana Nessel.

Michigan lawmaker cries foul against AG’s 'anti-Catholicism'

Apr 15, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

A Michigan state representative is considering opening articles of impeachment against the state’s attorney general over comments that he says... Read more

Detroit Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

After AG report, Michigan dioceses clarify cooperation in reporting abuse

Feb 23, 2019

Catholic dioceses in the state of Michigan are reaffirming their commitment to reporting sex abuse, while asking for clarifications about... Read more

Michigan lawmakers approve ban on telemedicine abortion pill prescriptions

Dec 13, 2018

Michigan has passed a bill that would continue to prohibit doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs through a teleconference call, permanently... Read more

Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, MI.

Michigan announces investigation into seven Catholic dioceses

Sep 21, 2018

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has opened an investigation into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the state.  Read more

Lawsuit says farmer's market wrongly barred Catholic farmer

Jun 1, 2017

Catholic farmer Steve Tennes says the city of East Lansing, Mich. illegally barred his family-run farm from the city farmer's... Read more

Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

Jun 30, 2014

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord,... Read more