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Aug

August 24, 2015 show State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, joins Bob to talk about House Resolution 671, which urges state officials to investigate Planned Parenthood in light of the undercover videos showing the organization's executives discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts for apparent sale. Fr. John Belmonte, S.J., superintendent of schools for the diocese…

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Aug

Over the past few weeks, undercover videos have shown Planned Parenthood executives talking over lunch about harvesting body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. Prices for organs are quoted, suggesting the parts are for sale, which is a federal crime. Later videos have shown lab workers sorting through abortion remains for specific…

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Jun

Are you a Catholic school parent? Do you care about Catholic schools? The Illinois Kids Campaign is for you! The Illinois Kids Campaign is an initiative that seeks to increase funding for both private and public schools, as outlined in this fact sheet. The Catholic Conference of Illinois is working with the education advocacy…

04
Jun

This year's Fortnight for Freedom will carry the theme of "Freedom to Bear Witness," as Catholic institutions in the United States still struggle with the federal mandate requiring free insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraceptives. Additionally, we keep in mind Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in such…

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Jun

The Catholic Conference of Illinois today issued the following press release on the Illinois bishops' updated "A Catholic Perspective on Gambling in Illinois." The document may be found here in English, here in Spanish, and here in Polish.     Illinois Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to reconsider proposed gambling expansion as revenue…

 

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