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Illinois bishop decries ‘crisis of gun violence,’ asks for solutions

Illinois bishop decries ‘crisis of gun violence,’ asks for solutions

| August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville decried “a crisis of gun violence” in the United States and asked Catholics in his diocese to come together to suggest ways to stop it.

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Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called “an extreme measure” that allows “for the abortion of unborn life at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason.”

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All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Jeff Anderson, who has represented clergy abuse victims nationwide, filed a lawsuit Oct. 18 in Chicago against all six Catholic dioceses in Illinois and the Illinois Catholic Conference for what he described as an ongoing effort to cover up clergy sexual abuse.

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New York court again rules archbishop’s remains may be moved to Peoria

New York court again rules archbishop’s remains may be moved to Peoria

| June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Peoria has reacted with “great joy” to a decision by a New York court in favor of Joan Sheen Cunningham’s petition to have the remains of her uncle, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, moved from New York City to Peoria.

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