Archive for July, 2013

30
Jul

In this video from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, three Catholic women tell of the importance of their faith and the freedom to practice it in all areas of their life. Watch and listen to the stories of a nurse, a Franciscan sister running a hospital system, and a business owner on the importance of conscience rights. 

15
Jul

July 15, 2013 show Fr. John Belmonte, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Joliet, joins Bob to talk about the We Parent More app he created for parents to connect with their parish and school. This free app was unveiled during last month's Catholic Press Association annual convention in Denver last month. Then, Bob Moran, Devin Jones and Mitch Gainer -- lay members of the Justice Education Commission of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Peace and Justice ...

11
Jul

The Catholic Conference of Illinois today issued the following press release regarding the Illinois Supreme Court ruling allowing the implementation of the 1995 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. This map by CCI shows how Illinois stood out before today's ruling. The blue states are those with parental notification/consent laws. The red states are those with no laws. Illinois is in green to show how it stood out as an abortion haven. When the law is implemented within the next ...

03
Jul

 The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today said the final rules on the federal Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations still fall short in protecting religious freedom. The federal government last week issued the final rules, with a five-month extension for religious organizations to comply as of Jan. 1. USCCB President Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York ...

01
Jul

The 2013 spring session of the Illinois legislature can be marked by what didn’t happen – redefinition of marriage. After an unsuccessful push to redefine marriage during the lame-duck session in January, Senate lawmakers in February passed Senate Bill 10, which changes the state’s legal definition of marriage from “between a man and a woman” to “between two persons.” The measure then narrowly passed a House committee before turning into the subject ...