Catholic Conference Radio Hour on Relevant Radio

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

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,...

CCI Radio Hour: April 16, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 show Sister Jean, chaplain to the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team, joins Bob to talk about her recent celebrity status attained when the team reached the Sweet Sixteen and the Final Four. Next, Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop for the...

CCI Radio Hour: March 19, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018 show The March 20 primary elections in Illinois kick off this month's show, as John Shaw, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, joins Bob to talk about various races across the state. Then, Fr. David...

CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 19, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Feb. 19, 2018

Feb. 19, 2018 show State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, discusses Senate Bill 2236, which seeks to undo the new Tax Credit Scholarship program by tying it to the annual budget process. Then, Kris Cortes, a resident of Flossmoor, talks about her community's...

CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 15, 2018

CCI Radio Hour: Jan. 15, 2018

Jan. 15, 2018 show Host Bob Gilligan looks ahead to the upcoming spring legislative session by tapping the insights of Illinois political writer John O'Connor of the Associated Press. Next, Lucas Swanepoel, vice president of social policy at Catholic Charities...

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 18, 2017

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec. 18, 2017 show Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Memphis-based Center for Religious Expression, joins Bob to talk about the amicus brief filed on behalf of 479 creative professionals in support of the Colorado cake baker at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case...