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Members of the Houston-based Catholic Organization of Life carry their flag, alongside the state flag, at the 2024 Texas March for Life.

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.

Teen nears goal of raising $400,000 to save Catholic school she attended as a child

Jan 5, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, sent out an email in December saying the school would have to close if... Read more


Victory for pro-life speech in land of Lincoln

Dec 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Illinois has agreed to halt its enforcement of a law that restricts the speech and advertising of pro-life crisis pregnancy... Read more

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Illinois governor launches national fundraising organization to stump for abortion access

Oct 19, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Think Big America is “dedicated to safeguarding reproductive rights and standing up against the right-wing extremists who want to take... Read more

Father Michael Trummer, left, and Andrew Hansen produced a documentary, "God is Alive," using two cameras and their cell phones.

New documentary chronicles faith and miracles in the Illinois heartland

Aug 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A layman and a priest went on the road to film inspiring stories of faith about Catholics in their own... Read more


Judge halts law that would restrict Illinois pro-life pregnancy centers 

Aug 4, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Crisis pregnancy centers had sued the state over the law, which they say limits their freedom of speech. Read more

Father Frederick Lenczycki (left) admitted to abusing more than 30 children in three states; Bishop Joseph Imesch of the Diocese of Joliet had recommended him for a transfer without disclosing allegations against the priest.

Illinois clergy sex abuse report: How bishops protected accused priests

May 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The report showed examples of bishops transferring accused child abusers to other parishes or dioceses while failing to make the... Read more

Virginia Roque-Fermin is charged with one felony count of arson in connection with starting a fire that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages to The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Illinois, May 23, 2023.

Woman arrested in connection with arson of Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Illinois

May 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A woman has been charged in connection with causing more than $78,000 in damages at the Shrine of Our Lady... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Tell Illinois lawmakers not to junk parental notice abortion law, Catholic bishops say

Mar 17, 2021

Illinois’ requirement to notify parents of a minor who seeks an abortion is a law that helps save lives and... Read more

Poll: most Illinois voters want parental notification for abortion, but lawmakers seek repeal

Mar 16, 2021

Some Illinois lawmakers want to repeal a law requiring abortion providers to notify parents of a minor who seeks an... Read more

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois church reopening restrictions 'not mandatory'

May 29, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The state of Illinois relaxed its restrictions on churches on Thursday, after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ordered the state... Read more

Illinois governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

May 7, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

'No higher calling': Lipinski says he is proud of pro-life record

Mar 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) conceded his primary race on Wednesday, saying that he stood by his pro-life principles even if... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois bill would ban government travel to pro-life states

Sep 30, 2019

An Illinois state representative has introduced legislation to prevent government employees from traveling to states which have enacted pro-life legislation.... Read more

State Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois. Via Shutterstock

Illinois lawmakers aim to repeal parental notification for minors' abortions

Jul 8, 2019

The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a “fundamental right” to abortion in the state.  Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago.

Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

Jun 14, 2019

By Matt Hadro

While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the... Read more

J.B. Pritzker at Chi Hack Night on July 12, 2017.

Illinois governor signs ‘radical’ abortion expansion, but pro-life leaders predict backlash

Jun 13, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Illinois’ new abortion law is a “death penalty” for the unborn and will add to pro-life momentum across the U.S.,... Read more

Illinois state capitol building in Springfield.

Illinois bishops denounce rush to advance 'Reproductive Health Act'

May 28, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Illinois criticized a push to pass a bill enshrining abortion in state law in the final... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski faces another primary challenge

Apr 17, 2019

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes.  He will face her again in... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich warns against 'radical' Illinois abortion bills

Mar 26, 2019

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has spoken out against a pair of Illinois abortion bills, calling them a radical and... Read more