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: Feb. 24, 2014

CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 24, 2014

Feb. 24, 2014 show CCI Executive Director Bob Gilligan takes on the debate over increasing the minimum wage by talking with folks on both ends of the opinion spectrum. First, Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, talks about why we...

CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 27, 2014

CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 27, 2014

Jan. 27, 2014 show CCI staffers Marilou Gervacio and Zach Wichmann join Bob to talk about the 2014 spring legislative session, which begins on Jan. 29 with the governor's State of the State address. Bob is then joined by Jerry Dykstra of Open Doors USA, an...

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 16, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 16, 2013

Dec. 16, 2013 show Mary Hallan-FioRito of the Archdiocese of Chicago kicked off the program by talking with Bob about the upcoming Chicago March for Life on Sun., Jan. 19. Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago will appear at the March, as will WLS radio host...

CCI Radio Hour: Nov. 18, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 18, 2013 show Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- aka food stamps -- received a cut in their monthly allotment on Nov. 1, when an extra financial boost from stimulus funding expired. Diane Dougherty, executive director of the Illinois...

CCI Radio Hour: Oct. 21, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: Oct. 21, 2013

Oct. 21, 2013 show Brian Burch of CatholicVote.org joins Bob to talk about the organization's new initiative, CatholicVote365. Next up, Daniel Blomberg of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty discusses the firm's various cases against the HHS mandate. To...

CCI Radio Hour: Sept. 16, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: Sept. 16, 2013

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...

CCI Radio Hour: Aug. 26, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: Aug. 26, 2013

Aug. 26, 2013 show It may be summer, but we're not lazing away -- CCI's Bob Gilligan tackles three big issues in today's show. First up, Mike Kagan, superintendent of schools for the Rockford diocese and chair of CCI's Education Department,...

CCI Radio Hour: July 15, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 show Fr. John Belmonte, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Joliet, joins Bob to talk about the We Parent More app he created for parents to connect with their parish and school. This free app was unveiled during last month's Catholic Press...

CCI Radio Hour: June 17, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 show Kim Daniels, spokeswoman for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, talks about the upcoming “Fortnight for Freedom” set to run from June 21-July 4. Jim Geoly of Burke, Warren, MacKay and Serritella speaks about the...

CCI Radio Hour: May 20, 2013

CCI Radio Hour: May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 show Mark Fleming of the National Immigrant Justice Center joins Bob to talk about the current push for comprehensive federal immigration reform, as outlined in the Senate's "Gang of Eight" legislation. Next, Margie Manczko Breen of the...