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Pope Francis today named Bishop Blase J. Cupich of the Diocese of Spokane as the  Archbishop of Chicago and successor to Cardinal Francis George. Cupich, 65, will be installed as archbishop on Nov. 18. Cardinal George will retain the office until then. Archbishop-designate Cupich has served as bishop of Spokane, Wash., since 2010. He was born…


Sept. 15, 2014 show Bob talks with DePaul University political science professor Scott Hibbard about ISIS and religious persecution in Iraq and Syria. Then, Kellie Fiedorek, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Bob to discuss the probability of the U.S. Supreme Court taking up same-sex marriage this coming term. Thirty-two states have asked the


U.S. bishops today rejected a revised accommodation to the federal Health and Human Services mandate requiring employers to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations. Agency officials today announced that religious nonprofit employers that do not qualify for the mandate's narrow religious exemption — such as Catholic hospitals, colleges, universities, Catholic charities, and…


CHICAGO  –  The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties lawsuits against the mandate handed down by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requiring all employers to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Robert Gilligan, executive director of


The Catholic Conference of Illinois scored legislative victories regarding education, social services, social justice, and family issues during a spring session overshadowed by the specter of the upcoming Nov. 4 election. State lawmakers limped to their scheduled May 31 adjournment, steering clear of any significant legislation in the face of impending statewide and legislative elections.…


The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled that Adolfo Davis, who was sentenced to mandatory life without parole for crimes he commited as a juvenile, should receive a new sentencing hearing. The decision comes on the heels of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama that such mandatory sentences "violate . . . the Eighth…




Prison and Jail Ministry

CCI coordinates a statewide effort of prison and jail ministry offered through the dioceses. Lay Catholics receive training to offer hope to inmates through the salvation of the Gospel.