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CCI Radio Hour November 21, 2022

CCI Radio Hour November 21, 2022

The Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour November edition is now uploaded and available for listening. This month’s show features a trio of guests on a wide array of topics with host Bob Gilligan. The show’s initial guest is Emily Schumacher-Novak, the Assistant...

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USCCB Launches Heart of the Revival Weekly Newsletter

USCCB Launches Heart of the Revival Weekly Newsletter

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis has launched its Heart of the Revival weekly newsletter for ongoing inspiration and information as we journey forward toward the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress....

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CCI Radio Hour October 18, 2022

CCI Radio Hour October 18, 2022

The Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour October edition is now available. This month’s show features a pair of guests. The show opens with Chris Vallace and Father Wayne Watts talking about the Tax Credit Scholarship. Chris and his wife are leading the campaign...

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Illinoisans Support Rate Cap on Personal Loans

Illinoisans Support Rate Cap on Personal Loans

Predatory Lenders’ Predictions of Gloom-and-Doom Fail to Materialize as Consumers Embrace Illinois’s Interest Rate Cap. Illinoisans support the 36% Rate Cap on personal loans and employ a variety of different ways to handle an emergency need for cash–disproving the...

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CCI Radio Hour September 19, 2022

CCI Radio Hour September 19, 2022

The Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour September edition is now available. This month’s show features two guests and a wide array of topics. The show opens with Chuck Weber, the Executive Director of the Kansas Catholic Conference, who discusses the events of...

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CCI Radio Hour August 15, 2022

CCI Radio Hour August 15, 2022

The August edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s topics include a discussion on the Tax Credit Scholarship Bill and how it helps local families as well as a dive into marriage and family and HHS regulations on Section...

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CCI Statement on Dobbs Decision

CCI Statement on Dobbs Decision

We are pleased with the United States Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that has overturned the landmark abortion case of Roe vs. Wade. Throughout its history, the Catholic Church has consistently opposed legislation and other...

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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.

Find Your Legislator

Find out who are your elected officials, and how to contact them. Learn who is in the state leadership positions, and who sits on relevant committees in the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives.