Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke is calling for a new investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Church authorities are doing just that, but Burke says the matter cannot be left to the Catholic heirarchy.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois is speaking out against proposed changes to the only federal program that provides funding for birth control. Those changes include a so-called "gag rule" that could affect thousands of Illinois residents.
A federal grand jury in Minnesota has indicted three Ford County men on civil rights and hate crimes violations, related to the bombing last summer of a mosque in suburban Minneapolis. The indictment follows up on a criminal complaint of arson filed in March.
With the Muslim population on pace to possibly become the second-largest religious group in the United States by 2040, the demand for halal meat and other foods is on the rise to the point that Nielsen reports U.S. sales increased 15 percent from 2012 to 2015.
On The 21st: Jesuit priest, best-selling author, and America Media editor-at-large Fr. James Martin joins us to talk about his book that highlights the importance of welcoming LGBT people into the Catholic Church. Plus, we revisit our conversation with Chicago poet Daniel Borzutzky.
Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America.
On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic on his latest book that explores how ancient Judaic traditions help him more deeply understand the nature of happiness. Plus, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. And, we'll give you some tips on how to avoid deer on the roads.
On The 21st: ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke discusses his latest investigation into Chicago gun violence. Plus, how a new Illinois law might lead to increased protections temp workers. And, a look into the legal battle over an Archbishop’s remains.