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 – March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012 show Bob talks with state Rep. Tom Morrison, R-Palatine, about House Bill 4117, which calls for abortion clinics to abide by the same standards as other ambulatory surgical treatment centers (ASTC). He then talks with John Bouman, president of the...

CCI Radio Hour – Feb. 27, 2012

CCI Radio Hour – Feb. 27, 2012

Feb. 27, 2012 show Bob welcomes state Rep. Joe Lyons, D-Chicago, to the show to talk about the Ultrasound Opportunity Act, House Bill 4085. The proposed legislation simply calls for women seeking an abortion after seven weeks of pregnancy to be offered the opportunity...

CCI Radio Hour – Jan. 23, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012 show Bob talked with Chicago attorney Jim Geoly about the recent refusal of the Obama administration to broaden the religious exemption for mandated coverage of contraceptives and sterilization. They also spoke about the impact of the U.S. Supreme...

CCI Radio Hour – Dec. 19, 2011

Dec. 19, 2011 show Bob spoke with Tom Chapman, head of the Iowa Catholic Conference, about the upcoming Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3. Bob and attorney Paul Linton discussed the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the 1995...

CCI Radio Hour – Nov. 21, 2011

Nov. 21, 2011 show Did you know that the USCCB's Committee on Religious Liberty is planning a "Fortnight of Freedom" this summer? Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, who serves on that committee, mentioned the two-week event during...

CCI Radio Hour – Oct. 24, 2011

Oct. 24, 2011 show Bob Gilligan talked to Sara Howe of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association about state budget cuts. Then Patrick Cacchione of the Illinois Catholic Health Association gave an update on Gov. Pat Quinn's quest to strip nonprofit...

CCI Radio Hour – Sept. 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011 show Bob Gilligan talked with Maria Munoz, who is advocating for her undocumented friend, a college graduate who now can't get a job. Bob then spoke with CCI's own Marilou Gervacio to get an update on the Catholic Charities lawsuit. Ken Withrow,...

CCI Radio Hour – Aug. 22, 2011

Aug. 22, 2011 show Bob took on the federal rule requiring insurance coverage of contraceptives and the federal government's Secure Communities program. Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, and Erica Laethem, director...