Archive for March, 2017


Pope Francis made global headlines nearly two years ago with his encyclical, Laudato Si', which calls for individuals to adopt an "integral ecology" in their approach to care of the environment. The Illinois legislature can now show support for such policies by resolving to safeguard state monies earmarked for solar energy developments. House Resolution 234 and Senate Resolution 353 each propose ...


March 20, 2017 show Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), joins Bob to talk about the American Health Care Act, which is the U.S. House GOP's answer to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. CHA opposes the AHCA, pointing out the Congressional Budget Office notes the proposed legislation would increase the number of uninsured by 24 million by 2026, resulting in a total uninsured population of 52 million in 2026. Next, state Rep. ...


Lay Catholics from across the state will converge on the Illinois capitol in March and April to educate House lawmakers on the dangers of House Bill 40. HB 40 would force every taxpayer in the state to support abortion, since it removes the current ban on using taxpayer money to pay for elective abortions in the Medicaid program and state employees’ health insurance plans. The ...