Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Dec. 19, 2016 show

Bill O'Keefe, vice president of government relations & advocacy for Catholic Relief Services, joins Bob to talk about the organization's efforts to help the residents of Aleppo, the war-ravaged city in Syria. State Rep. Tom Morrison, R-Palatine, shares the next segment with Illinois Citizens for Life lobbyist Ralph Rivera about the potential for culture wars returning to the Illinois legislature as a pushback response to any success at the federal level of restricting abortion. Mary McWilliams, an estate planning attorney for the Chicago firm of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, talks about the need for advance directives and CCI's new publication on that topic, "Encouraging End-of-Life Conversations: A Catholic Perspective on Advance Directives." Finally, Dawn Fitzpatrick of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Human Dignity and Solidarity and Kevin Grillot of Students for Life of Illinois join Bob to talk about the upcoming March for Life Chicago set for Jan. 15.