Governor Pat Quinn Has Face-to-Face with Cardinal George to discuss “Faith, Conscience, Common Good”

The Chicago Tribune: Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the Loop. With reporters waiting outside two of the doors to the club, the governor quickly ducked into a car at a third entrance wit... More

Catholics were helping people long before the State of Illinois

As Thomas just noted, Catholic Charities has been forced out of the adoption and foster care fields. It is worth reminding everyone again that Catholics entered this field of charity long before the State of Illinois got involved. Then decades later politicians wanted to show how much they cared, so they spent our money to show voters that they were helping children. Boy, it made for great photo o... More

At the Gates: City of Chicago allows Gay Liberation Network to protest outside Cathedral on St. Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (a Catholic) signed a civil unions bill into law which gives same-sex couples all the legal privileges that married couples enjoy in that state. CatholicVote President Brian Burch explained a couple months ago how Gov. Quinn strong-armed the legislation through the lame duck session. Local gay activists do not see yesterday’s signing as the end of the... More

From Rome and at home, an unprecedented Catholic push for marriage

American bishops and Pope Benedict himself are making unprecedented statements about the urgent need to defend the definition of marriage in our society, and to provide concrete support to young families. Let’s start with Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, MI – writing about vocations week: We have a vocation crisis in America. This is not what you think. It is a vocation crisis in marr... More

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