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June 20, 2015 show Host Bob Gilligan is joined by Jason Negri, a lawyer and assistant director of the Patients Rights Council, to talk about the physician-assisted suicide movement in the United States. Then,  Dr. Mark Potosnak, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Studies at DePaul University, joins Bob to talk…

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Jun

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…

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Jun

This year's Fortnight for Freedom will carry the theme of "Freedom to Bear Witness," as Catholic institutions in the United States still struggle with the federal mandate requiring free insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraceptives. Additionally, we keep in mind Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in such…

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Jun

The Catholic Conference of Illinois today issued the following press release on the Illinois bishops' updated "A Catholic Perspective on Gambling in Illinois." The document may be found here in English, here in Spanish, and here in Polish.     Illinois Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to reconsider proposed gambling expansion as revenue…

 

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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.