Catholic Conference Radio Hour on Chicagoland Catholic Radio

CCI Executive Director Robert Gilligan hosts the Catholic Conference Radio Hour on the third Monday of the month on WNDZ Chicago 750 AM. Gilligan discusses current public policy issues affecting the Church with experts and newsmakers.

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...

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...

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...

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...

CCI Radio Hour June 20, 2022

CCI Radio Hour June 20, 2022

The June edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features a pair of guests. Leading off the show is Caroline Brennan, the Emergency Communications Director of the Catholic Relief Services Humanitarian Response...

CCI Radio Hour May 16, 2022

CCI Radio Hour May 16, 2022

The May edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features Amy Gehrke, the Executive Director for Illinois Right to Life, who discusses the upcoming Roe vs. Wade decision. Ian McIntosh, the Deputy Coalitions Director...

CCI Radio Hour April 18, 2022

CCI Radio Hour April 18, 2022

The April Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features the Second Chance State Education Act, an update on the recent events in Florida, and an introduction to the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems...

CCI Radio Hour: March 21, 2022

CCI Radio Hour: March 21, 2022

The March edition of the Catholic Conference Radio Hour on Chicagoland Catholic Radio is now available. This month’s show features a discussion with Dr. Anthony Holter of Empower Illinois on the Scholarship Tax Credit Bill, an update on the mask mandates in the...

CCI Radio Hour: March 15, 2021

CCI Radio Hour: March 15, 2021

Bill Woolf, a human trafficking expert who has done trainings for USCCB, talks about the link between parental notice of abortion and raising a red flag about trafficking victims. Next, Rabbi Shlomo Soroka of Aguduth-Israel discusses the importance of the Tax Credit Scholarship program to Jewish schools as the scholarship program for nonpublic schools faces a cut proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Then, Tony Cube of USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants initiative talks about the actions President Joe Biden has taken in favor of immigrants since assuming office in late January, and what’s ahead on the political horizon, including the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Finally, Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, talks about sponsoring Senate Bill 133, the Ultrasound Opportunity Act.
CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 15, 2021

CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 15, 2021

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, talks about the potential for ending the federal death penalty under President Joe Biden. Next, Anthony Holter, president of Empower Illinois, discusses the organization’s recently released annual report on the Tax Credit Scholarship program. Then, Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Teutopolis, talks about House Bill 697, which calls for a 50% income tax credit on contributions to pregnancy resource centers. Finally, Geno Fernandez, president of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s school board, talks about the Archdiocese’s $1.4 million Gratitude Fund, which distributed bonuses to school employees as a thank-you for their efforts toward in-person learning during the pandemic.