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. 18, 2019

CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 18, 2019

Host and Executive Director Bob Gilligan welcomes Peter Steinfels on the essay he wrote for Commonweal about the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report on sex abuse in the Church; attorney Clarke Forsythe on abortion legislation; state Sen. Check Weaver, R-Peoria, on his bill allowing Illinois prison inmates access to online job sites; and Aid for Women board member Kris Cortes on the organization's new location in Flossmoor.
CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 21, 2019

CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 21, 2019

Host and Executive Director Bob Gilligan welcomes Alex Berenson, author of “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence;" Anthony Holder of Empower Illinois on Year 2 of the Tax Credit Scholarship program; Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies on the status of immigrants and refugees at the Mexican border; and recently retired state Rep. Jeanne ives on her tenure in the Illinois Legislature.
CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 17, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 17, 2018

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...

CCI Radio Hour: Nov. 19, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Nov. 19, 2018

Nov. 19, 2018 show This fall marks the first semester for new students attending Catholic or other private schools on the Tax Credit Scholarship program signed into law just over a year ago. We hear about the impact from Jon Priest, assistant principal of Our Lady of...

CCI Radio Hour: Oct. 15, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Oct. 15, 2018

Oct. 15, 2018 show Manya Brachear, religion reporter for the Chicago Tribune, joins Bob to talk about her career covering the Catholic Church in Chicago as she moves to the East Coast. Next, Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, talks about...

CCI Radio Hour: Sept. 17, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Sept. 17, 2018

Sept. 17, 2018 show Matt Dietrich, spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections, joins Bob to talk about the upcoming November general election in light of the hacking two years ago of the agency's database. Then, Anthony Granado with the U.S. Conference of...

CCI Radio Hour: Aug. 20, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Aug. 20, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018 show Rob Griffin, associate director of research at the Washington, D.C.-based Public Religion Research Institute, joins Bob to talk about recent results of a public opinion poll indicating the tide may be turning slightly in favor of religious...

CCI Radio Hour: July 16, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 show The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off the show, as Chicago attorney Jim Geoly joins Bob to talk about the Senate confirmation process. Next, state Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, discusses the impact of a recent U.S....

CCI Radio Hour: June 18, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 show Ashley Feasley, director of policy for the USCCB’s  Migration and Refugee Services, joins Bob to offer some clarity on the issue of family separation, unaccompanied minors, and the so-called “lost” children.  Next, Rick...

CCI Radio Hour: May 21, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 show Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, joins Bob to talk about Gov. Rauner's call to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those convicted of killing a police officer. Next, Greg Schleppenbach,...