Archive for August, 2012


The Catholic Conference of Illinois and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod this week filed an amicus brief in support of traditional marriage in a Cook County case challenging current state law defining marriage as between one man and one woman.   Read more about the case here, and read the amicus brief here. 


Aug. 27, 2012 show Fr. Larry Dowling of Priests for Justice for Immigrants joins host Bob Gilligan to discuss the deferred action program proposed by the federal government for young, undocumented immigrants. On the first day that applications were accepted for the program, nearly 13,000 undocumented youths converged on Navy Pier for a sign-up event. Next, lay Catholics John Powers and Tony Graefe debate the Catholic Social Teaching concepts of subsidiarity and solidarity, respectively, and how they relate to ...


The Diocese of Peoria today filed a lawsuit against the federal government and its controversial mandate restricting religious freedom by requiring employers to cover insurance costs of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization. In taking action, Bishop Jenky of Peoria joins dozens of Catholic dioceses and organizations across the country in fighting the mandate handed down in January by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The dioceses of Springfield ...