The Montana Catholic Conference

The Montana Catholic Conference serves as the public policy branch of the Catholic Church in Montana, and the liaison for Montana’s Roman Catholic bishops with state and federal government. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic social teaching, the conference seeks to advocate for the weak and vulnerable and act as a catalyst for the transformation of society.

Increase State Earned Income Tax Credit

To: Montana House Taxation Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 631 Madam Chair and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of the...

Exclude Abortion Funding in Exchange Health Coverage Plans

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 229 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

Establish Parameters for K-12 Sex Eduction

To: Montana House Education Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of SB 99 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of the...

Diocesan Policy: Advocacy, Lobbying and Political Action

While it is increasingly accepted that major public issues have moral dimensions and that religious values have public consequences, there often is confusion and controversy over the participation of religious individuals and groups in public life. Following are some...

Religion as Essential

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of SB 172 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

Student Tax Credit

To: Montana House Education Committee From: Matthew C. Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 279 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

Born Alive Protection

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 167 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

Ultrasound Option

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Darbi Courtney, RN on behalf of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 140 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Darbi Courtney. I am a registered nurse and I speak today on behalf of...

Chemical Abortion

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 171 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

Pain-Capable Abortion

To: Montana Senate Judiciary Committee From: Matthew Brower, Executive Director of the Montana Catholic Conference Re: Testimony in support of HB 136 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Matt Brower and I currently serve as the Executive Director of...

All believers are called to faithful citizenship, to become informed, active, and responsible participants in the political process. In their 1998 document, “Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said, “We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate [more fully] in building the culture of life. Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts.”