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March 16, 2015 show Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville talks about the pastoral letter he issued in January, "The Racial Divide in the United States." Fr. William Grogan, the Archdiocese's vicar for health care, and Patrick Cacchione of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, discuss Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which essentially guts the Illinois Healthcare Right…

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Mar

State lawmakers have introduced more than 6,200 bills for this session, and these two are on our pro-life radar screen. The Good: CCI is again supporting the Ultrasound Opportunity Act in the form of House Bill 2701, which simply calls for women who are more than eight weeks pregnant and are seeking an abortion…

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Mar

The Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act allows medical personnel and health care facilites to avoid participating in medical procedures — such as abortion, sterilization, and certain end-of-life care — that violate their beliefs and values. Senate Bill 1564 essentially obliterates this important conscience protection. The complex legislation states that when conscience rights are invoked,…

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Mar

This school choice initiative allows corporations and individuals to receive a dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit for donations to organizations that offer scholarships to low- and middle-income children to attend private schools. The Qaulity Schools Tax Act also would increase the state's Education Expense Tax Credit from $500 to $750. (Parents and guardians…

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Feb. 23, 2015 show Archbishop Blase Cupich joins Bob to talk about his general impressions of the political landscape of Illinois, three months after his installation Mass as the new archbishop of Chicago. Then, Fr. Dan Brandt, chaplain to the Chicago Police Department, gives listeners a glimpse into his unique ministry. Sr. Carol Keehan, president…

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The following is an op-ed by CCI Executive Director Robert Gilligan. It was published today in the Rockford Register Star. Every Jan. 22, millions of people march to call attention to the devastating impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Because of this ruling millions of…

 

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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.