CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 23, 2017
Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, joins Bob to talk about his recently-released memoir, "Racketeer for Life," which tells how he evolved from a public relations account executive to one of the leaders of the pro-life movement. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago then talks about the latest step in the canonization process of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the United States. Bishop Perry in December traveled to Quincy as part of a team that dug up Tolton's grave to verify his bones before re-burying the skeleton. Michael New of Ave Maria University and the Charlotte Lozier Institute offers his insights into the impact the federal Hyde Amendment has had on the abortion rate. Finally, Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, talks about potential legislation to exempt religious retreat centers from the state Hotel Operators’ Occupation Tax.