Catholics in Illinois
The Latest News & Updates
It's back. For the past three years, we have fought legislation repealing the state's Parental Notice of Abortion law. This past spring, we prevented a vote, but the pressure is ramping up again. In the upcoming Veto session, the state legislature would consider a...
Invest in Kids Act: In the Budget Implementation Act (BIMP), we were successful in fighting off the Governor's proposed cuts and in achieving a one-year extension of the program. The Invest in Kids Tax Credit is now scheduled to expire on January 1, 2024. This change...
House Bill 2789 (see fact sheet here) seeks to codify, during a gubernatorial declared public health emergency, a new complaint process against public and nonpublic schools that can apparently be submitted by anyone for any perceived violation of mitigation efforts....
SB 818 mandates adding considerable course material and instruction on sex education in public schools. After reviewing the materials mandated in the bill that are contained in the National Sex Education Standards, the Catholic Conference feels compelled to speak...
House Bill 1736, known as the Responsible Education for Adolescent and Children’s Health (REACH) Act, seeks to expand and extend sex education in public schools. The bill does not impact what is taught in Catholic schools; however, there are a number of...
Join Catholics from throughout the state of Illinois for the Clean Energy Advocacy Day on April 26, 2021. Talk virtually with your state legislators about principles of clean energy. See more information on this flyer.
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.
We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and help the needy.
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.