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Apr

The Catholic Conference of Illinois released the following statement on the death of Cardinal George. Click here for a PDF version. April 17, 2015 Statement on Cardinal George’s death from the staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois CHICAGO – The staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois is greatly saddened by the news…

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Apr

Last month, we posted about an attack on the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act in the form of Senate Bill 1564. The Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act allows medical personnel and health care facilites to avoid participating in medical procedures — such as abortion, sterilization, and certain end-of-life care — that…

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Apr

Illinois' Catholic bishops today sent a letter to Illinois House members to reject House Bill 4013 and its call for public funding of abortions. Both the House and Senate reconvene today after a two-week spring break. House Bill 4013 passed the House Human Services Committee on a partisan 8-6 vote on March 18. Read the…

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Apr

On April 9, 2015, our nation will mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender ceremony at the Appomattox Court House, which came to symbolize the beginning of reconciliation throughout the United States for a nation torn apart by civil war. The terms of General Lee’s surrender were intentionally lenient as President Abraham Lincoln wanted to…

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March 16, 2015 show Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville talks about the pastoral letter he issued in January, "The Racial Divide in the United States." Fr. William Grogan, the Archdiocese's vicar for health care, and Patrick Cacchione of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, discuss Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which essentially guts the Illinois Healthcare Right…

 

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