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Group prays rosary for the defeat of proposed Illinois abortion legislation

Facing an image of Mary, Father John Verrier leads dozens of participants in prayer during the Peoria Pro-Life Rosary Rally on April 13 in downtown Peoria. It was held to seek the defeat of proposed abortion legislation in the Illinois General Assembly. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Trusting in the Blessed Mother and her promise to intercede on our behalf, dozens of people gathered in front of the Peoria County Courthouse April 13 to pray the rosary for the defeat of proposed abortion legislation in the Illinois General Assembly. “We dedicate this rosary to give courage to pro-life legislators in the Illinois […]

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Illinois bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion legislation in General Assembly

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, leads a rosary during the 40 Days for Life vigil last fall outside of Whole Women's Health, an abortion facility in Peoria. He and the other bishops of Illinois on Feb. 21 released a statement warning against "extreme" abortion legislation introduced last week in the state General Assembly. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement from the Catholic bishops of Illinois was released Feb. 21 through the Catholic Conference of Illinois. As Illinois faces so many pressing issues involving human life and dignity, it is incomprehensible that our elected officials have decided the pressing issue of the day is to enhance the chances that the […]

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