Archive for October, 2011


Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield today commented on the 4th District Appellate Court's denial of a stay of the original ruling against Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Belleville, Peoria, Springfield and Joliet sued the state to retain their contracts for foster care and adoption. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services cancelled the contracts after the implementation of the new civil union law, claiming Catholic Charities discriminates in its practice of ...


Oct. 24, 2011 show Bob Gilligan talked to Sara Howe of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association about state budget cuts. Then Patrick Cacchione of the Illinois Catholic Health Association gave an update on Gov. Pat Quinn's quest to strip nonprofit hospitals of their property tax exemptions. Deirdre McQuade of the USCCB wound up the show by talking about U.S. House passage of the Protect Life Act.


Did you know that all Illinois state lawmakers and representatives to Congress are up for re-election in 2012? Add in the presidential race, and the 2012 campaign season promises to be lively -- and confusing. How do you make decisions on who to vote for? What Catholic principles and values should you consider before casting your ballot? The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offers its "Faithful Citizenship" as a guide. Download a copy to peruse at your leisure. And ...