The Catholic Conference of Illinois, on behalf of Cardinal Francis George, OMI and all the bishops of Illinois, calls upon the Illinois General Assembly to reject Senate Bill 1716, the civil unions legislation.
House Bill 5428, which passed the Illinois House and is now before the Illinois Senate for consideration, would allow adult adopted persons to have greater access to obtaining a copy of their original birth certificates.
The Catholic Conference of Illinois is not in opposition to HB 5428, but we believe there are ramifications, both positive and negative (the latter primarily concerning confidentiality of birth parents in older cases) that lawmakers should contemplate when considering this legislation. Click here for the full statement.
CCI celebrates Illinois Senate passage of Senate Bill 2494, which provides tuition vouchers to the families of children enrolled in Chicago’s lowest performing schools.
CCI Executive Director Bob Gilligan spoke at a press conference, calling for the abolition of the death penalty. For his full statement, click here.
The Catholic Conference of Illinois today released a statement expressing its disappointment over the recent court action in Cook County to again delay the implementation of the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act.