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A woman carries a sign warning of the dangers of Proposal 3, the so-called "Reproductive Freedom for All" constitutional amendment, during a rally on Oct. 15, 2022, at the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan. If the controversial proposal passes, it would mean the end of all abortion-related regulation in Michigan, including for children and minors.

Soros, Bloomberg pump millions into Michigan abortion push

Nov 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, joined by a “dark money” group, are funding Michigan’s Proposal 3 to make abortion... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Prayer rally to defeat Michigan abortion amendment is victim of ‘pro-choice cyber attack’

Nov 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Organizers of the pro-life rally had asked attendees to register to help with preparations, but phony registrations came in from... Read more

Pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court after the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Midterm elections 2022: How will these states vote on abortion?

Nov 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In three states proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, surveys show strong support for pro-abortion referendums. Read more

A woman carries a sign warning of the dangers of Proposal 3, the so-called "Reproductive Freedom for All" constitutional amendment, during an Oct. 15 rally at the state capitol building in Lansing. If the controversial proposal passes, it would mean the end of all abortion-related regulation in Michigan, including for children and minors.

In rare letter to all Detroit parishioners, archbishop warns of ‘extreme’ abortion initiative

Proposal 3 would have “vast and extreme” consequences for Michigan if it passes, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said. Read more

St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette, Michigan

Report details decades of alleged clergy sex abuse in Michigan diocese

Oct 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Shannon Mullen

The Michigan attorney general’s report, which does not make a judgment on which allegations are credible, names 44 priests from... Read more

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Abortion ballot initiative would also give minors right to gender transition, bishops warn

Oct 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Michigan’s Catholic bishops warned this week that a proposal to codify abortion in the state also would codify a right... Read more

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Election 2022: Abortion appears on ballot in 5 states this November

Sep 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

California, Michigan, and Vermont are proposing constitutional amendments to advance abortion, while Kentucky and Montana are voting on pro-life measures. Read more

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Pro-life volunteer shot while going door-to door-in Michigan

Sep 24, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An 84-year-old pro-life volunteer was shot on Sept. 20 while going door-to-door in her community to talk about a ballot... Read more

Father Gordon Reigle, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in East Lansing, Michigan, has inspired thousands to pray a 54-day rosary novena aimed at defeating an attempt to insert a "right to abortion" in the state's constitution. The novena begins Sept. 15, 2022, and ends on Nov. 7, 2022, the day before Michigan's general election.

Priest inspires thousands to sign up for novena to defeat ‘right to abortion’ in Michigan

Sep 14, 2022

By David Kerr

The Michigan priest is inspiring thousands of people to sign up for a 54-day rosary novena aimed at defeating a... Read more

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Oops! Typo-filled Michigan abortion amendment could have used a proofreader

Aug 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The proposal would establish a “new individual right to reproductive freedom" and invalidate parental consent requirements and other existing abortion... Read more

Pro-lifers rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021.

Abortion ‘trigger laws’ in three states to take effect this week

Aug 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Trigger laws” banning most abortions with limited exceptions are set to take effect in three states — Texas, Idaho, and... Read more

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