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Jan

Snow didn’t dampen the spirit of a Tax Credit Scholarship celebration today at St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Chicago, as more than 250 parents, students, faculty and community members — including Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan — showed up for the festivities. Principals of the six Catholic schools in the combined 22nd…

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Dec

Illinois Catholic dioceses today issued statements in response to state Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s preliminary report of her investigation into clergy sexual abuse against minors. The report and accompanying press release may be read here. The report finds that the six Catholic dioceses in Illinois have received allegations against approximately 690 clergy members, while…

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Dec

Dec. 17, 2018 show Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of the Radiance Foundation, joins Bob to talk about the March for Life Chicago in January at which he will serve as the keynote speaker. Ryan’s biological mother was raped but  followed through on her pregnancy, giving up Ryan for adoption when he was six weeks old.…

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Nov

The Illinois political landscape changed dramatically with yesterday’s general election, as Democrat J.B. Pritzker will take office as governor in January. Perhaps just as important, however, will be the huge influx of new faces to the legislature due to a vast retirement of lawmakers whose seats were often won by Democrats. The so-called “blue wave”…

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Oct

The six Catholic dioceses of Illinois issued the following statements regarding a lawsuit filed today by attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman on behalf of alleged sexual abuse victim-survivors from some Illinois dioceses. The Catholic Conference of Illinois was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. We have no comment and refer questions to…

 

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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.