Meet the new Montana Catholic Conference Executive Director

Bishop George Leo Thomas and Bishop Michael Warfel have selected a new Executive Director for the Montana Catholic Conference--Matthew C. Brower.  Matt began with MCC on March 5th.

Matthew Brower is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Arts in History and Theology-1995) and of  Ave Marie School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan (2004).  From 1995 through 2001 he served as Director of Youth and Adult Religious Education for St. Mary Catholic Church in Spring Lake, Michigan.  After receiving his law degree, he served St. Mary's as Director of Parish Management for one year and then spent two years in internet retail in Duluth, Minnesota.  Beginning in 2007, he served as an attorney (Brower Law Office) in Whitefish, Montana.  In addition to a raft of law-related activities, he assisted clients with debt resolution strategies and served as a mentor for new attorneys. In addition,  Matt served on the pastoral council for St. Charles Parish in Whitefish. 

Matt and his wife, Miriam, are now living in Helena with their daughter, Isabella.


 Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month and the theme of this year’s Respect Life Program is “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” The program is meant to emphasize and highlight the inherent dignity and value of each and every human life.

A variety of program resources, including Intercessions for Life, preaching aids, posters and flyers and pro-life articles are available at

Key Challenges Facing American Catholics Today.....

From the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty:
Our First, Most Cherished Liberty
Religious Liberty at Home

HHS Mandate Information and Resources

What's New

Frequently Asked Questions in Defense of Marriage
DOMA and Proposition 8

Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration

The Wrong Approach to End of Life Care
by F. Michael Gloth III, M.D.

To stay up to date on Religious Liberty issues, text "Freedom" to 377377.

Montana Catholic Conference Legislative
AlertNetwork Newsletter

Each Friday during the legislative sesssion, the Catholic Conference sends out an electronic newsletter to all those who have joined the Alert Network. To receive a hard copy of the newsletter, simply call the Conference at 442-5761 to submit your name and mailing address.

The newsletter summarizes the weeks' events, highlights the bills the Conference is actively working on or is following, lists the hearings of interest scheduled for the upcoming week and provides contact information for the legislators.  If there is an issue the Conference needs assistance with, a Call to Action Alert is sent out.  The Alert will identify the bill, the committee members and include contact information.

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Pope Francis

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