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Church must use its women to fullest

I like to think the ghost of Monsignor Jack Egan is rattling around the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral, where Chicago’s new archbishop, Blase Cupich, now resides. If memory serves, Jack’s former small sitting room and bedroom would be just down the hall from where the new leader of Chicago Catholics bunks.

Why is drunk driver who killed my sister driving again?

A repeat drunk driver killed my stepsister in 2003. Last Saturday, he was arrested for impaired driving for the fourth time. How does a repeat offender get the chance to drive again? How does a judicial system allow a man who has killed to have a second, third and even fourth chance?

Immigrants attend a press conference for families facing deportation on Thursday in Newark, New Jersey. | ohn Moore/Getty Images

A personal crusade against deportation

When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.

Serafin Bahena (left) celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano in Salt Lake City after President Barack Obama's nationally televised address Thursday night. | Rick Bowmer/AP

Obama offers relief from deportation amid Republican fury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage. Obama delivered a prime-time speech from the White House, where he outlined his plans to make a priority of deporting criminals — and not illegal immigrants who live here and have not gotten into trouble.

Personal crusade against deportation

When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.

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Obama and Dems surrender to love of power

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Miguel Duron of Little Village and Alma Sigala from the Back of the Yards are among millions of undocumented immigrants concerned they will be left out of President Barack Obama's grant of protection from deportation. | Mark Brown/Sun-Times

Some left out of plan to protect unauthorized immigrants

Miguel Duron has built a decent life for himself in Chicago in the 20 years since he left his home in the small Mexican state of Aguascalientes and slipped illegally across the border near Tijuana. But the Little Village resident has never got maried since coming to the U.S. or became a dad, and on Thursday that may leave him as one of many on the outside looking in when President Barack Obama announces his plan to protect from deportation as many as five million unauthorized immigrants.

Actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York. NBC announced on Wednesday that it has canceled plans for a family comedy starring Cosby. | Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Cosby’s accusers shouldn’t be blamed

It makes little sense that some of us are blaming the victims accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Understandably, it was difficult to reconcile the wholesome, TV super-dad as an alleged sexual predator.

 
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