Political News


Catholic parishes, institutions fear storm water fees might sink finances
Apr 01 2013
Local stormwater fees could cost parishes, schools and charitable organizations thousands of dollars annually if nonprofit organizations are not exempted or granted reasonable caps, according to the Maryland Catholic Conference.

Bills before Legislature to mandate abortion stat collection, prohibit late abortions
Mar 21 2013
Maryland does not know its teen pregnancy rate. It’s a fact that confounds Nancy Paltell, associate director for respect life at the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC).

House passes death penalty repeal; governor pledges to sign it to law
Mar 15 2013
UPDATED: The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation to repeal the state’s death penalty March 15

After death penalty repeal passes Senate, MCC tells House to move bill ‘across finish line’
Mar 06 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference called the Senate passage of a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty March 6 “a momentous vote.”

Death penalty repeal, gun control in State House spotlight
Mar 05 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference was optimistic a bill to repeal Maryland’s death penalty would soon pass the Senate.

Ban on death penalty advances to Senate floor
Feb 22 2013
The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 6-5 to send a proposed ban on the death penalty to the Senate floor.

Maryland Catholics promote life-affirming legislation during annual Lobby Night
Feb 19 2013
Death penalty repeal, gun violence and abortion topped the issues Maryland Catholics discussed with lawmakers Feb. 18.

Bishops, lawmakers gather for social early in 2013 legislative session
Jan 24 2013
Maryland bishops including Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori and auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden visited the MCC Jan. 23

Governor, NAACP push death penalty repeal in Maryland
Jan 15 2013
Statistics show the death penalty doesn't deter violent crime, involves racial bias and is a poor investment of criminal justice funding.

Repealing death penalty among MCC’s 2013 legislative priorities
Jan 11 2013
As the Maryland General Assembly begins its 2013 session Jan. 9, the Maryland Catholic Conference anticipates facing several important issues.