7:30 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Pastor of Peoria’s historic AME Church shares thoughts on SC shooting

A prayer vigil was held in Peoria Thursday following the killing of nine people at a historic African American church this week in South Carolina.  The event was held at Ward Chapel AME Church.  Pastor Elaine Gordon says the vigil’s message is to both oppose injustice and try to heal:

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3:46 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Chicago Cardinal Francis George dies at age 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

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5:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Catholic sisters share thoughts on Church investigation

The Vatican this week is expected to release a report on Catholic sisters in the U.S., five years after Rome began its inquiry. In a new book, several sisters reflect on the surprising effect the Vatican's scrutiny has had on their lives and their view of the church. Illinois Public Radio's Judy Valente spoke with three of the authors of "Power of Sisterhood."  

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5:21 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

IL religious leaders want concealed-carry changes

Illinois' new concealed carry law forbids people from bringing guns into schools, hospitals and casinos.  A group of religious leaders say they want the same protection for places of worship.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more.

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2:52 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Central Illinois churches react to new Boy Scouts policy

A month has gone by since the Boy Scouts of America National Council voted to begin accepting openly gay scouts, effective next year.  

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