Archive for January, 2016

25
Jan

Jan. 25, 2016 show Dr. Robert Sawicki, Senior Vice President of Supportive Care for OSF Health Care headquartered in Peoria, joins Bob to talk about palliative care, a mystery to most people who are not dealing with a chronic or terminal illness but serves as a key issue in the physician-assisted suicide debate. Then, Tony Cube, head of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Justice for Immigrants project, discusses two current issues regarding immigration: 1) the deportation of Central American children ...

25
Jan

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that juveniles serving life sentences without parole are eligible for a re-sentencing hearing in light of a 2012 high court ruling that deemed such sentences unconstitutional. The 6-3 decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana extends the court’s thoughts put forth in Miller v. Alabama in 2012 that mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences "violate . . . the Eighth Amendment's ...

22
Jan

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity. This inaugural video shows people of various faiths professing their belief in God, and Pope Francis noting that we are all children of God who believe in love.

01
Jan

As we begin a new calendar year, the old one is still with us. State lawmakers and the governor have yet to craft a budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2015 -- six months ago. Court orders and federal consent decrees have kept most of state government functioning, while the safety net of state-grant-based social service providers lies ...