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Illinois State Senator, Former Seminarian, and Current Anti-Catholic Bigot Martin Sandoval

Here's Bill Donohue from the Catholic League on Illinois Democrat Sen. Martin Sandoval Senator Sandoval, a Catholic, voted in favor of gay marriage yesterday. Although that puts him at odds with the ... More

The Petition for the Chicago Declaration, Now Available On-Line

You can sign the Chicago Declaration here. At a time when Religious Freedom at the very heart of our nation, is under attack, we agree to stand together to affirm our support for, and belief in, ou... More

The Chicago Declaration on Religious Freedom

On Sunday afternoon (October 14, 2012), Chicago area business and cultural leaders met in Lake Forest, Illinois to discuss a strategy, and make a statement in favor of Religious Freedom and support of... More


Media Ignores Firebombing a Bus at Catholic School in Rockford, Illinois

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy in Rockford is a highly regarded Catholic Institution committed to the philosophy of educating the whole person through the formation of the will, the intellect a... More

Time Magazine Op-Ed: Perhaps “Some Time in Jail” for Catholic Bishops Defending Religious Liberty

Nothing defines a modern liberal better than a opportunity to deny fundamental rights to political opponents.  Case in point, a Time Magazine Ideas! Blogger Erika Christakis has some rather aggressiv... More

Property Taxes and Charitable Enterprise at Cross Roads

In the well earned fury surrounding suspended St. Sabina's Pastor Fr. Michael Pfleger, a more mundane but higher financial value Church issue has been sidelined in Chicago Religious news. Chicago has ... More

An End of Earnestness: What Happens When Labor and Politics Collide?

In his Statement Regarding the Rights of Workers and the Value of Unions, Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki has rightly re-iterated the Church’s long held teaching on the rights of workers to org... More

Who Hijacked Cardinal Newman?

The Financial Times has decided to publish a full blown 2750 word detailed account by John Cornwell on the "papal hijacking" of the Newman Movement by Pope Benedict XVI, not coincidentally coming out ... More

Don't Hate the Player. What is the Basis for Prop 8 Ruling?

I have been carrying a (sort of) reasonable discussion over at Democracy in America (DIA) regarding the Prop 8 ruling.  The main blog post is lame and not well thought out, while the comments have so... More



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