CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 17, 2012

CCI Radio Hour: Dec. 17, 2012

Dec. 17, 2012 show Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran tells why he personally supports Senate Bill 957, which would extend Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses to undocumented immigrants. The Illinois Senate has passed the legislation, which is now being considered...

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Illinois pharmacists win conscience rights battle

Illinois pharmacists win conscience rights battle

Two Illinois pharmacists today won their final battle seeking conscience rights in dispensing emergency contraception after the Illinois attorney general notified the state Supreme Court that she would not appeal a lower court ruling.  Pharmacy owners Luke Vander...

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Education Newsletter November 2012

 Democrats in both the state House and Senate won enough seats in the Nov. 6 election to hold a supermajority in each chamber, meaning they have enough votes to pass legislation without input from Republicans. The Democrats will also be able to override any...

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CCI issues Marriage Toolkit

CCI issues Marriage Toolkit

CCI today issued its Marriage Toolkit, a resource for clergy, parish staff and the laity. The toolkit is designed to help Catholic individuals and parish communities understand, explain and promote the Catholic Church's answers to the following questions: What is...

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CCI's Robert Gilligan speaks about temporary licenses for immigrants

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. 
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Seeking comfort and hope: an immigrant's story

Seeking comfort and hope: an immigrant's story

It was a mother's worst nightmare -- her children had gone missing. Compound that alarm with the fear of reaching out to police for help because you are an undocumented immigrant. That was the story of "Lupe," a mother of five from Mexico living in the...

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Cardinal George urges use of CCI bulletin inserts

Cardinal George urges use of CCI bulletin inserts

Cardinal George of Chicago today suggested pastors remind parishioners of the election bulletin inserts written and distributed by Illinois' bishops, as the final Sunday before the election draws near. In a letter sent to all priests in the Archdiocese of...

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