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Who We Are

The Best Possible Education for Our Kids

We work to make their dreams come true. 

Protecting Every Life

We support legislative efforts to protect every stage of life.

Marriage and Family Life

We advance policies that promote marriage and strengthen the family.

Catholic Priorities in State Government

We represent the Catholic Church at the Illinois Capitol.

Social Services

We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and help the needy.

Social Justice

We advocate for policies that respect the dignity of immigrants, workers, senior citizens, and low-income individuals and families.

Ad Hoc Committee

Prison and Jail Ministry

CCI coordinates a statewide effort of prison and jail ministry offered through the dioceses. Lay Catholics receive training to offer hope to inmates through the salvation of the Gospel.

Catholics in Illinois

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Pope Francis names Fr. Michael G. McGovern of  Archdiocese of Chicago as Bishop of Diocese of Belleville

Pope Francis names Fr. Michael G. McGovern of Archdiocese of Chicago as Bishop of Diocese of Belleville

Pope Francis today announced that he has named Father Michael G. McGovern, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as Bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois. Pope Francis also announced that he had accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who was installed as the Bishop of Belleville in 2005. Bishop-elect McGovern, 55, is expected to begin his ministry in the Diocese of Belleville later this year.
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Illinois Catholic dioceses respond to coronavirus

Illinois Catholic dioceses respond to coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread across Illinois and other states, the six Catholic arch/dioceses have suspended public Mass, closed Catholic schools and shuttered pastoral centers in order to limit congregate groups and maintain the “social distancing” required to prohibit the spread of the virus.
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CCI Radio Hour: March 16, 2020

CCI Radio Hour: March 16, 2020

CCI Executive Director Bob Gilligan shares a recorded message from Cardinal Cupich about the COVID-19 pandemic; talks with Bishop Richard Pates, who's serving as the apostolic administrator of the Joliet diocese while Bishop Conlon is on medical leave; discusses the need for privilege in restorative justice practices with Judge Tom Donnelly; and briefly outlines tomorrow's primary election.
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Cardinal Cupich offers reassurance during coronavirus pandemic

Cardinal Cupich offers reassurance during coronavirus pandemic

Cardinal Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago has recorded an inspiring video message on unity in these trying times, reminding us, “This is a time to be gentle with one another, and accompany each other emotionally. … And this is a moment to deepen our own spiritual lives as members of the body of Christ by making a commitment, as I do today for you, that we will pray for each other."
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Life Advocacy Days at Illinois Capitol canceled due to coronavirus

Life Advocacy Days at Illinois Capitol canceled due to coronavirus

The Catholic Conference's Life Advocacy Days set for March 18, March 25 and April 1 at the Illinois Capitol have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials at the Capitol today notified lobbyists that all events and tours scheduled at the Springfield building are cancelled until further notice to limit the possible transmission of the coronavirus.
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