Political Commentary

Over 200 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Roe v. Wade

The Court, the lawmakers say, should “again take up the issue of whether Roe and Casey should be reconsidered and, if appropriate, overruled.” By Matt Hadro/CAN/January 3, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to... read more

They Were Warned

Written By Kathy Valente   |   12.06.19 Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was... read more

My Thoughts on Chick-fil-A’s Decision and the Leftist Mob that Pushed Them

November 20, 2019 by Jim Daly News of Chick-fil-A’s decision to reprioritize their charitable giving and part ways with faith-based organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has understandably disappointed its legions of Christian supporters,... read more

Is Pete Buttigieg right that opposing a $15 minimum wage ‘taunts’ God?

BY REV. BEN JOHNSON • JULY 31, 2019 South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg implied those who oppose the minimum wage taunt the Creator. Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from... read more

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MEETING PROMOTED BY THE DICASTERY FOR THE SERVICE OF THE INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MEETING PROMOTED BY THE DICASTERY FOR THE SERVICE OF THE INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ON THE THEME: ENERGY TRANSITION AND CARE OF OUR COMMON HOUSE Casina Pio IV, Friday, June 14, 2019 Eminence, Distinguished Managers, Investors... read more

Illinois’ Grotesque “Reproductive Health Act”

Nothing to do with Health by: John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera, June 10, 2019 I’ve mentioned a few times that the possibility that Roe v. Wade might be in play, overturned, or at least rolled back, has prompted a significant uptick in state action on abortion. Some states are moving... read more

Bishop calls out ‘Catholic’ 2020 Dem candidate Joe Biden for backing abortion funding

By Martin Barillas PHILADELPHIA June 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia rebuked Joe Biden, a Catholic who is running for the presidency, for caving into the Democratic Party’s pro-abortion doctrine when he declared that he now opposes the Hyde Amendment... read more

Pope Francis and European Populism: Is More Dialogue Needed?

In the wake of the right-wing La Lega party’s triumph in Italy’s European parliamentary elections, many observers insist the Church hierarchy needs to be less hostile to such political perspectives. Edward Pentin, Jun. 7, 2019 ROME — Last month’s European parliamentary election... read more

Beyond the Fog of Politics

By Robert Royal, May 29, 2019 It’s not easy to interpret the recent European Union elections. Mainstream liberal and conservative parties lost considerable ground while “populists” and, in some countries, Greens showed strong gains. But the raw numbers call for careful parsing. Pope... read more

As Amazon Synod approaches, Vatican’s claims about environment deserve scrutiny

As Amazon Synod approaches, Vatican’s claims about environment deserve scrutiny Steven Mosher Blog Editor’s Note: Steve Mosher has written a two-part series on the upcoming Amazonian Synod. Part I, below, addresses certain scientific claims about the Amazon made by the synod organizers,... read more

Ten Reasons to Oppose Legal Weed in Illinois

Written By Kathy Valente   |   05.08.19 Once again, high potency marijuana is in the news. Governor J.B. Pritzker and several state lawmakers held a press conference this past Saturday to announce their bill (SB 7) to legalize marijuana for “recreational” use in... read more