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By Paul Murano at ChurchMilitant.com • June 1, 2020
CHICAGO – “This is a total and complete victory for people of faith,” declared Thomas More Society vice president and senior counsel Peter Breen.
After a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination and the violation of the state and U.S. constitutions, the state of Illinois has backed down from its imbalanced mandates with regard to religious houses of worship. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker reversed his bans on drive-in services and small group services of up to 10 people.
Pritzker announced in his daily press briefing on May 28 that he is withdrawing mandates on Illinois churches and replacing them with health department “guidelines” for places of worship.
“Illinois’ governor and his administration abused the COVID-19 pandemic to stomp on the religious liberty of the people of Illinois. By issuing guidelines only and not the previously announced mandatory restrictions, he has handed a complete victory to the churches in Illinois,” said Breen. The restrictions had “little regard for the rights of people of faith and [was] ignoring the current best science.”
The governor had earlier laid out Phase 3 of his plan to reopen Illinois, which was to begin May 29. Pritzker declared that, while loosening assembly limits for many small businesses and restaurants, church restrictions will remain at a 10-person limit without exception, and with no date for its rescinding.
Tweet: By issuing guidelines only and not the previously announced mandatory restrictions, he has handed a complete victory to the churches in Illinois.
Lake County churches officially complained that this continued imposition of an arbitrary 10-person limit by Pritzker is discriminatory and violates the free exercise of religion under the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Illinois Constitution, the constitutional right to free speech and assembly, and the constitutional right to due process and equal protection of law.
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Despite Kansas City’s tough loss to the Giants in the 2014 World Series, Toby Cook sees many positives on the threshold of the 2015 season.
On Oct. 29, the Kansas City Royals lost the deciding game of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants by only one run. While Royals’ fans were deeply disappointed at the final score, the mere fact that the team was there at all is noteworthy, since they hadn’t been to the World Series — or even the postseason — since 1985.
Toby Cook, the Royals’ vice president of community affairs and publicity, sees not only these and other baseball positives, but also the many faith-related ones that surround the team. The 47-year-old father of five has been a Royals’ fan since the age of 8, and he believes his longtime association with the team was brought about by God not only for baseball and career purposes, but in order that he would enter the Catholic Church.
Cook spoke of baseball and his faith journey with Register correspondent Trent Beattie as the Royals prepared for their opening game of spring training against the Texas Rangers on March 4.
by Kristine Christlieb • ChurchMilitant.com • January 20, 2020
After writing letters making false allegations, organizing protests and threatening the use of bullhorns, St. Louis transgender activists were unable to stop Dr. Paul Hruz on Saturday from delivering his lecture, “Sex & Gender in Light of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.”
The lecture took place at St. Anselm Parish in suburban St. Louis but was sponsored by a local organization, CREDO of the Catholic Laity — a group founded in 1995 by a small band of faithful Catholic men who felt the Church in St. Louis was going “off track.” To keep the Church “on track,” CREDO has hosted lectures by noted Catholic scholars and experts. Last year, Cdl. Raymond Burke, former head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, was the group’s featured speaker. Read more “ST. LOUIS TRANS ACTIVISTS FAIL TO SHUT DOWN LECTURE”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
We Three Kings 1
O Come, All Ye Faithful 2
Silent Night 3
Away in a Manger 4
O Holy Night 5
The First Noel 6
Good Christian Men, Rejoice 7
What Child is This? 8
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen 9
Angels we have Heard on High 10
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 11-12
O Little Town of Bethlehem 13-14
Hark the Herald Angels Sing 15-16
Good King Wenceslas 17-18
Joy to the World 19
Drummer Boy 20
Christ is Born in Bethlehem 21
Up on the Housetop 22-21
O Christmas Tree 24
Santa Claus is Coming to Town 25-26
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly 27
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 28