Cardinal George is his role as chairman of the Catholic Conference of Illinois today held a press conference with members of the newly formed African-American Clergy Coalition to express opposition to redefinition of marriage legislation (Senate Bill 10) currently before the Illinois legislature. This video shows the opening statements of Cardinal George and each of the seven pastors.
More than 3,500 Illinois residents today traveled to Springfield to lobby their House lawmakers to vote "no" on Senate Bill 10, which changes the state's legal definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between 2 persons." The legislation previously passed the Senate.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield testifies against redefinition of marriage legislation before the Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Jan. 3, 2013.
Catholic priests, sisters and brothers traveled to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers on SB 957, which extends Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses to immigrants. The Senate passed SB 957 in December, and the House passed the measure in January. Gov. Pat Quinn has indicated he will sign the bill into law.
Illinois bishops have pledged to support an expansion of Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses (TVDL) to undocumented immigrants living in the state. TVDLs can only be used for driving, and not for identification. Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan speaks at a press conference in support of TVDLs.
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