Archive for April, 2013

30
Apr

The school year may be winding down but the legislature is finally getting down to business in its final month of session. Funding for the textbook block grant may have a chance, and CCI is ready with legislation in case some monies become available. Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Oak Lawn, has introduced House Bill 2321, while Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, is sponsoring Senate Bill 2152. Read about these measures other education ...

15
Apr

April 15, 2013 show Bishop Lance Davis of the African-American Clergy Coalition joins Bob to talk about the fight against redefinition of marriage efforts in the form of Senate Bill 10. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran adds to the discussion by telling how he sees the importance of marriage and a strong family in his work. Sr. Lisa Polega of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Immigrant Affairs & Immigration Education talks about a campaign for federal immigration reform called "Together ...

11
Apr

Cardinal George today called for all to support comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform in a statement that served as the focal point of a press conference announcing a new campaign sponsored by Catholic religious. Priests for Justice for Immigrants and Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants joined immigrant families and supporters at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to unveil "Together as Brothers and Sisters."  Cardinal George in his statement urged the Catholic community ...

09
Apr

Auxiliary Bishop George Rassas of the Archdiocese of Chicago today issued a statement in his role as a board member of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, saying he was "distressed and disappointed" over Rep. Ed Sullivan's intended change of vote regarding redefinition of marriage legislation. Senate Bill 10 seeks to change the state's legal definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two persons." It has previously passed ...

05
Apr

Cardinal George was joined by members of the newly formed African-American Clergy Coalition today for a press conference to state their opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation. Cardinal George spoke in his role as chairman of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. Senate Bill 10 changes the state's legal definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two persons." The measure has passed the Senate, and is under ...

05
Apr

Cardinal George and members of the African-American Clergy Coalition today held a press conference to express their opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation (Senate Bill 10) currently before the Illinois legislature. This video features the question-and-answer segment of the press conference.

05
Apr

Cardinal George is his role as chairman of the Catholic Conference of Illinois today held a press conference with members of the newly formed African-American Clergy Coalition to express opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation (Senate Bill 10) currently before the Illinois legislature. This video shows the opening statements of Cardinal George and each of the seven pastors.