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The Catholic Conference of Illinois is a sponsor of the March for Life Chicago, an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending & protecting all human life. The March is a rockin’ block party that celebrates the value of human life against the backdrop of the…


Nov. 16, 2015 show Daniel Blomberg of the D.C.-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty joins Bob to talk about the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear in March the case by the Little Sisters of the Poor and other faith-based nonprofits regarding their objection to the HHS mandate. Mike Clark, a high school sports writer…


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…


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…




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.