News

16
Mar

March 16, 2015 show Bishop Edward Braxton of Belleville talks about the pastoral letter he issued in January, "The Racial Divide in the United States." Fr. William Grogan, the Archdiocese's vicar for health care, and Patrick Cacchione of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, discuss Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which essentially guts the Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act. Illinois ...

05
Mar

State lawmakers have introduced more than 6,200 bills for this session, and these two are on our pro-life radar screen. The Good: CCI is again supporting the Ultrasound Opportunity Act in the form of House Bill 2701, which simply calls for women who are ...

04
Mar

The Illinois Healthcare Right of Conscience Act allows medical personnel and health care facilites to avoid participating in medical procedures -- such as abortion, sterilization, and certain end-of-life care -- that violate their beliefs and values. Senate Bill 1564 essentially obliterates this ...

02
Mar

Recent news has focused on the $300 million shortfall in the Child Care Assistance Program, a state-federal program that allows for subsidies to be paid to daycare providers so that low-income parents can work or attend school. Did you know that some of our Catholic schools receive money from ...