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Aug. 25, 2014 show Host Bob Gilligan leads off the show by talking with Bill O'Keefe of Catholic Relief Services about the agency's efforts to help persecuted Christians in Iraq. University of Notre Dame professors Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig then join the program to talk about their new book, "Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic…

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U.S. bishops today rejected a revised accommodation to the federal Health and Human Services mandate requiring employers to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations. Agency officials today announced that religious nonprofit employers that do not qualify for the mandate's narrow religious exemption — such as Catholic hospitals, colleges, universities, Catholic charities, and…

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Jun

CHICAGO  –  The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties lawsuits against the mandate handed down by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requiring all employers to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Robert Gilligan, executive director of

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Jun

The Catholic Conference of Illinois scored legislative victories regarding education, social services, social justice, and family issues during a spring session overshadowed by the specter of the upcoming Nov. 4 election. State lawmakers limped to their scheduled May 31 adjournment, steering clear of any significant legislation in the face of impending statewide and legislative elections.…

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The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled that Adolfo Davis, who was sentenced to mandatory life without parole for crimes he commited as a juvenile, should receive a new sentencing hearing. The decision comes on the heels of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama that such mandatory sentences "violate . . . the Eighth…

 

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CCI coordinates a statewide effort of prison and jail ministry offered through the dioceses. Lay Catholics receive training to offer hope to inmates through the salvation of the Gospel.