The Columbia Chronicle

Editor’s Note: The importance of integrity

By Heather Scroering

December 10, 2012

Growing up, integrity was a value that many of my mentors impressed upon me. Part of my high school’s mission is “Integrity matters,” and the phrase was printed in every classroom and often spoken during announcements. Being honest with my family was the number one rule at home, and I’ve always carried my mother’s words with me: “At the end of the day, your integrity is all you’ve got.”Being honest is gener...

Separation of Church and State

By Vanessa Morton

November 7, 2011

by Samantha Bohner, Contributing WriterSame-sex couples may have a harder time adopting and fostering children if a proposed bill is passed in the Illinois Senate.Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Decatur) proposed Senate Bill 2495 on Oct. 12, that would amend the state’s Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act to allow religious organizations like Catholic Charities, a global network of charity groups, to turn down an...

Renegades baseball in full swing

By Etheria Modacure

January 24, 2011

The sound of a baseball hitting a leather glove, the smell of grass and the view from the batter’s box has been moved indoors, but that hasn’t stopped the Columbia Renegades baseball team from practicing for the upcoming season.The Renegades are limited to a paid hour and a half of pitching, hitting and defense  practice at Line Drive Baseball Academy, 6501 W. 65th St. This is a drawback compared to other teams who hav...

Gay marriage issue should not limit Catholic Charity work

By Lauren Kelly

November 30, 2009

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. is currently at odds with many city council members in the District of Columbia regarding a proposed same-sex marriage bill that will be decided on in early December. The Catholic Church said it would cut its social service contracts with the city if the bill is passed. If the church follows through on its threat and abandons social services, tens of thousands of people will be n...

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