Archive for September, 2013


Catholic Conference of Illinois and Lewis University have teamed up to develop a Prison Ministry Leadership Curriculum. Students participate in workshops and online classes during the 15-month program, which culminates in certification from the American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association, an organization accredited by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Students from across the state met for their first workshop in August 2013, and will complete the program in October 2014. The program is one of only two such curricula nationwide that ...


Sept. 16, 2013 show CCI Executive Director Robert Gilligan is joined today by Bishop David J. Malloy of the Rockford Diocese as he offers insights on the war-torn country of Syria. Bishop Malloy spent a year in Damascus, the capital of Syria, during his time in the Vatican Diplomatic Service. Next, Jim White, an advocacy consultant with the Archdiocese's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education, talks about upcoming activities to increase awareness of the need for comprehensive immigration ...


Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan was a featured panelist on a forum on redefinition of marriage sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. Gilligan was joined by attorney Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, state Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, and Chicago City Ald. Deb Mell. Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold moderated the discussion. The forum took place on Tues., Oct. 1, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State ...