Archive for September, 2012

21
Sep

An Illinois appeals court today ruled in favor of two Illinois pharmacists who sued the state in seeking conscience rights against dispensing emergency contraception. The victory ends a seven-year legal battle prompted by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's emergency rule instituted in 2005, calling for all Illinois pharmacists to dispense emergency contraception. The rule was later made permanent. Pharmacy owners Luke Vander Bleek of Morrison and Glenn Kosirog of Wheaton sued the state over the rule, saying the Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience ...

17
Sep

Sept. 17, 2012 show Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, joins Bob to talk about that state's referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot that calls for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Minnesota is one of four states considering such an amendment on Election Day. Next, DePaul University religious studies professor Tom O'Brien discusses Catholic Social Teaching and its application to public sector unions. Finally, Patrick Cacchione of ...

11
Sep

As part of the Catholic Church, we can't tell you who to vote for. But we can offer some points for you to ponder before heading to the polling place. Our six diocesan bishops have written a series of four bulletin inserts set to appear in parishes statewide beginning Sept. 23. After an introductory letter, the inserts stress the importance of conscience, moral clarity and religious liberty. The schedule ...

10
Sep

Cardinal George of Chicago shares his views on the importance of religious freedom in the face of the mandate handed down by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The unjust mandate requires all employers -- including religiously affiliated organizations -- to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations, in a clear violation of the First Amendment. Watch and listen to Cardinal George on this important issue.