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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Excommunication a small price to live her faith

 By most measures, Mary Keldermans of Springfield is a good Catholic.She was raised in the church, volunteered and for many years helped convert people to Catholicism. She and her husband, Steve...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

A Supreme Court ruling misunderstands religious freedom

 I have long wondered why God, who for decades has been routinely invited to watch over the General Assembly and guide its deliberations, has asked Mike Madigan to do that job for him. Now I know...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The legend of the Statehouse cornerstone

Atheists don’t expect to rise from the dead, but one famous dead agnostic came up, as it were, when I was reflecting last week on the fear and loathing that atheists excite among some Illinoisans. A...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 05:23 pm

Law confers same protections and benefits for same-sex couples as for straight couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Illinois will soon have the right to be married, following the passage today of a highly contentious bill that was years in the making....
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 06:09 am

What Mary Lee Leahy did and didn’t change

Mary Lee Leahy died Dec. 12, after a busy life working for good causes as an attorney and public servant. Perhaps unfairly, she is remembered mainly as a Holy Warrior against patronage in public emplo...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:57 pm

Bill would exempt religious adoption agencies from law

More than nine months after Illinois’ civil union law took effect, state lawmakers are still arguing over what it means. That’s because of a controversial measure to exempt religious adopt...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:14 am

Ought religious freedom to exclude atheists?

In February, the New York Times’ Timothy Egan nominated Roger Williams as the true founding father of America’s religious freedom. It was Williams who, in 1636, established a new colony at...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:32 pm

The death of Steve Jobs and the Anerican need to believe

Steve Jobs is dead, and the world talked about little else for a week. By now we have arrived at the transitional moment that was neatly described by columnist Rick Polito in the Pacific Sun – t...

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