Illinois bishops approve statement on a 'living wage'”

Recent news has focused on the hardships of individuals who work at minimum wage jobs. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour, $1 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Proposals in the state legislature call for increasing the minimum wage to...

Illinois bishops issue letters to parishioners on HHS rule

Bishops across the nation have written letters to parishioners on the federal Department of Health and Human Services regulation mandating the coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraceptives. This unfair mandate violates conscience rights and...

Illinois bishops release statement on National Migration Week

The bishops of Illinois today released a statement on National Migration Week, beginning Jan. 8. Like the Magi following the star to the hope, love and freedom embodied in the Holy Child, many immigrant families are on a similar journey as they seek hope in a new...

Illinois bishops write Gov. Pat Quinn, asking for meeting

Illinois' diocesan and auxiliary bishops this week sent a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, asking for a meeting to discuss the governor's stance on pro-life issues, civil unions and religious freedom. Quinn made the letter public to the media after he received...