Archive for April, 2015

17
Apr

The Catholic Conference of Illinois released the following statement on the death of Cardinal George. Click here for a PDF version. April 17, 2015 Statement on Cardinal George’s death from the staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois CHICAGO – The staff of the Catholic Conference of Illinois is greatly saddened by the news of the death of Cardinal George.  He served as chairman of the Catholic Conference from his installation as Archbishop of Chicago in May 1997 until ...

16
Apr

Last month, we posted about an attack on the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act in the form of Senate Bill 1564. The Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act allows medical personnel and health care facilites to avoid participating in medical procedures — such as abortion, sterilization, and certain end-of-life care — that violate their beliefs and values. The original form ...

14
Apr

Illinois' Catholic bishops today sent a letter to Illinois House members to reject House Bill 4013 and its call for public funding of abortions. Both the House and Senate reconvene today after a two-week spring break. House Bill 4013 passed the House Human Services Committee on a partisan 8-6 vote on March 18. Read the letter below, or in PDF form. Read the accompanying press release. View the letter in Spanish and Polish.   April ...

05
Apr

On April 9, 2015, our nation will mark the 150th anniversary of the surrender ceremony at the Appomattox Court House, which came to symbolize the beginning of reconciliation throughout the United States for a nation torn apart by civil war. The terms of General Lee’s surrender were intentionally lenient as President Abraham Lincoln wanted to demonstrate to people in the South that they had a ...