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.
We also post videos of Catholic interest.
Illinois bishops have pledged to support an expansion of Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses (TVDL) to undocumented immigrants living in the state. TVDLs can only be used for driving, and not for identification.
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan speaks at a press conference in support of TVDLs.
Cardinal George of Chicago shares his views on the importance of religious freedom in the face of the mandate handed down by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
The unjust mandate requires all employers — including religiously affiliated organizations — to offer insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations, in a clear violation of the First Amendment.
Watch and listen to Cardinal George on this important issue.
Catholic Conference of Illinois and the Illinois Health Care Association produced a 30-second radio spot to play statewide during the "Fortnight for Freedom" set for June 21 – July 4.
This CCI-produced video tells the story of "Susan," an undocumented immigrant living in central Illinois. Susan shares the importance of her Catholic faith as she and her family face her possible deportation to Mexico. You may also read "Susan's" story in this bulletin insert.
Read more information on the HHS mandate at these websites:
Actor Mark Wahlberg discusses the importance of his faith during an interview with television talk show host Piers Morgan. It's an inspiring piece.
Pope Benedict appoints Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, as cardinal. A piece by the New York Post.
A march through downtown Chicago depicting Mary and Joseph as immigrants seeking shelter turns the spotlight on the need for comprehensive immigration reform, as we celebrate National Migration Week beginning Jan. 8.