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CCI Radio Hour: Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017 show

Mary Massingale, CCI's director of communications, fills in for the vacationing Bob Gilligan. Dan Lesser from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law joins the show to talk about the Congressional tax reform bill passed by House Republicans last week. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out against the measure, called it "deeply flawed" since it will raise taxes on the working poor while giving large tax cuts to the wealthy. Next, Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Catholic Schools, discusses the upcoming rollout of the Tax Credit Scholarship and his office's outreach efforts. Then, Father Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Catholic Church in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, talks about The News School sponsored by the parish. The program gives budding high school journalists the opportunity to hone their skills. Finally, Marie Jochum of Catholic Charities of Chicago encourages listeners to get involved with the organization's annual Celebration of Giving, which provides Christmas presents to needy families.