Archive for January, 2015

30
Jan

The spring legislative session began in mid-January, and it promises to be an exciting time for educational initiatives for both Catholic and public schools. The Catholic Conference of Illinois has teamed with EdChoice Illinois in crafting the Quality Schools Tax Credit Act. What is it? Read the February 2015 Education Newsletter to find out!

26
Jan

Jan. 26, 2015 show The football season will cap off with this Sunday's Super Bowl, but you may not be aware that such high profile events can act like a magnet for human trafficking. Sr. Rose Mary Meyer of Project Irene joins Bob to discuss the state's efforts to clamp down on this scourge. Ron Jackson of Catholic Charities USA talks about Congressman Paul Ryan's proposal to consolidate federal programs into block grants to the states. Erendira Rendon of ...

22
Jan

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 innocent infants have not been born. Discussing abortion can bring sharp disagreement, but ...

07
Jan

The Catholic Conference of Illinois has released its legislative agenda for the 99th General Assembly that will be sworn in on Jan. 14, 2015. CCI issues this list of key priorities every two years at the beginning of a new General Assembly. The agenda also offers a brief overview of the Catholic Conference, our guiding principles found in Catholic Social Teaching, and a listing of our staff members.