We're combining April and May into one newsletter since the madcap rush to the scheduled May 31 adjournment date for the legislature has begun. This newsletter contains an action alert for textbook funding in the forms of House Bill 6134 and Senate Bill 3908. Contact your legislators and tell them of the importance of textbook funding to our students!
Read more information on the HHS mandate at these websites: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/ https://www.stophhs.com/ http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/
April 16, 2012 show Bob Gilligan talks to Bishop Daniel Jenky as he celebrates 10 years as bishop of Peoria. David Morrison of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform explains political action committees and the power they have in making contributions for independent expenditures in campaigns. Finally, Mark Deaton of the Illinois Hospital Association talks about nonprofit hospitals and their struggle to retain their tax-exempt status.
U.S. bishops today called for pastors and the laity to vigorously defend religious freedom, setting aside a two-week period this summer to take action. The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a statement on religious freedom, citing recent governmental curbs such as the federal mandate requiring insurance coverage of contraceptives and the loss of state foster care and adoption contracts from Illinois Catholic Charities programs. "As Catholic bishops and American citizens, we address an urgent summons to our ...