Video

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May

Pope Francis' prayer video for May focusus on women, and offers the prayer that they be heard, respected and valued for their contribution to society.

27
Apr

Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan testified today before the Illinois House Human Services Appropriations Committee on the impact the state budget impasse is having on Catholic Charities agencies and the people it serves throughout the state. The state has been without a budget since July 1, 2015. Stephanie Johnson, director of government relations for Catholic Charities of Chicago, also testified. On the date of the hearing, Catholic Charities of Chicago was owed $18 million by the state, ...

01
Apr

April's prayer video recognizes the work of small farmers around the world, and asks for prayers that they be justly compensated for their labors.

17
Mar

March's video prayer intention focuses on families experiencing economic, health or other difficulties. We pray that they receive the support they need.

05
Feb

February's prayer video from Pope Francis focusus on the care of creation and our common home of the Earth.

22
Jan

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity. This inaugural video shows people of various faiths professing their belief in God, and Pope Francis noting that we are all children of God who believe in love.

18
Jun

Vatican officials today released a beautiful video outlining the underlining principles of Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si'.

23
Feb

Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan today testified before an Illinois House panel charged with finding solutions to teen violence, noting innovative methods being used by Catholic schools and parishes. Gilligan told the bipartisan panel of lawmakers on the Violence Prevention Task Force that a school in the Peoria diocese recently implemented an anti-bullying program that trains students to recognize bullying among their peers. Read more about that program here. He also noted that St. Agatha's parish in ...

18
Dec

Students from across the state in the fall of 2014 completed a 15-month prison ministry leadership program developed by the Catholic Conference of Illinois and Lewis University in Romeoville. Fr. Chris Reuter, O.F.M., of the Belleville diocese celebrated a commissioning Mass for the students at Sancta Alberta Chapel on the Lewis campus in November 2014. The students will now coordinate other prison and jail ministry volunteers in their respective dioceses.  

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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.