Archive for September, 2014

22
Sep

Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich held a press conference on Sept. 22, 2014, two days after he was named the successor to Cardinal George. He had been attending a seminar sponsored by Catholic Extension. He shares his thoughts on the Church's mission.

20
Sep

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 March 19, 1949 in Omaha, Neb., the grandson of Croatian immigrants and one of nine children. He holds ...

15
Sep

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 Court to rule on the issue. Finally, CCI's own Marilou Gervacio talks about President Barack Obama’s decision to defer any executive action on immigration until after ...

08
Sep

End-of-life issues can be difficult to consider and talk about. That's why the Catholic Conference of Illinois and the Illinois Catholic Health Association asked a Catholic ethicist to put together a question-and-answer sheet on Illinois' voluntary POLST (Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form. State lawmakers in 2014 passed legislation updating the POLST form, refining the definition of “attending health care practitioner” as a licensed physician, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or licensed resident after completion of one year in a program. ...