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Pope Francis just completed a triumphant visit to the United States, stopping in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia from Sept. 23-27. The text of all speeches and homilies can be found here. Video of all events, including arrivals, departures and motorcades, can be found here. Pope Francis stuck to the script…


Sept. 21, 2015 show Pope Francis arrives this week in the United States, so Bob kicks off this week's radio show by talking to Michael O'Loughlin, national correspondent for Crux, the Boston Globe's website for "all things Catholic." O'Loughlin talks about his new book, "The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters." Then, Maria…


Over the past few weeks, undercover videos have shown Planned Parenthood executives talking over lunch about harvesting body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. Prices for organs are quoted, suggesting the parts are for sale, which is a federal crime. Later videos have shown lab workers sorting through abortion remains for specific…


Are you a Catholic school parent? Do you care about Catholic schools? The Illinois Kids Campaign is for you! The Illinois Kids Campaign is an initiative that seeks to increase funding for both private and public schools, as outlined in this fact sheet. The Catholic Conference of Illinois is working with the education advocacy…




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.