The Catholic Conference of Illinois produces occasional videos on public policy issues important to the Church. Our YouTube channel can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/CatholicConfIL.
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Cardinal Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago has recorded an inspiring video message on unity in these trying times, reminding us, “This is a time to be gentle with one another, and accompany each other emotionally. … And this is a moment to deepen our own spiritual lives as members of the body of Christ by making a commitment, as I do today for you, that we will pray for each other.”
Bishop Malloy has recorded an encouraging video regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that, “This is a moment that’s different than anything we’ve gone through in our lifetime. But we’re reminded by St. Paul, hope never disappoints — and even in the midst of challenges and fears of the unknown.”
Catholics from across the state today joined an Environmental Lobby Day at the Illinois Capitol sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Council, Sierra Club and Faith in Place. Participants asked lawmakers to sponsor a resolution honoring Pope Francis' 2015 ground-breaking encyclical Laudato Si', as well as support legislation creating a program for low-income residents to get access to clean, affordable water in light of the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Pope Francis in December encourages prayers for the elderly, for they have wisdom that is valuable to all.
Pope Francis in July calls for prayers for those who have lost their way from their faith that they may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.
Pope Francis in June urges us all to pray that our national leaders will commit to ending the arms trade.
Pope Francis in May asks viewers to pray for Africa in the face of fratricidal wars that are killing its people, as well as its natural and cultural resources.
Pope Francis in April issues a challenge to young people: Forgo the fads of today to focus on developing your talents to make the world a better place.
Pope Francis in November urges all contries accepting migrants to stand together in solidarity, and asks us to overcome indifference and fear of accepting the other — since the other may be us someday.