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Protecting Every Life
We support legislative efforts to protect every stage of life.
Marriage and Family Life
We advance policies that promote marriage and strengthen the family.
Catholic Priorities in State Government
We represent the Catholic Church at the Illinois Capitol.
We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and help the needy.
We advocate for policies that respect the dignity of immigrants, workers, senior citizens, and low-income individuals and families.
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Prison and Jail Ministry
CCI coordinates a statewide effort of prison and jail ministry offered through the dioceses. Lay Catholics receive training to offer hope to inmates through the salvation of the Gospel.
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The May edition of the Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features Amy Gehrke, the Executive Director for Illinois Right to Life, who discusses the upcoming Roe vs. Wade decision. Ian McIntosh, the Deputy Coalitions Director...
The April Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now available. This month’s show features the Second Chance State Education Act, an update on the recent events in Florida, and an introduction to the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems...
STATE BUDGETFlush with federal assistance and higher than expected tax collections (fueled by high inflation), the state budget for fiscal year 2023 will come in around $47 billion, featuring an 8% increase for state operations, temporary tax cuts and debt payments....
The March edition of the Catholic Conference Radio Hour on Chicagoland Catholic Radio is now available. This month’s show features a discussion with Dr. Anthony Holter of Empower Illinois on the Scholarship Tax Credit Bill, an update on the mask mandates in the...
Contact your legislator about Care for Creation here. Last year, Illinois passed legislation – the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act – to lead the state to decarbonization and greater use of clean energy, with an aim to be at 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. While...
Please call your Illinois State House Representatives to express support for House Bill 4126. The legislation improves the Invest in Kids Scholarship Program. The Invest in Kids Scholarship Program was enacted in 2017 to help children from middle to low income...
CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS DENOUNCES PARENTAL NOTICE OF ABORTION REPEAL On behalf of the Illinois' bishops and our entire Catholic community, the Catholic Conference of Illinois denounces the Illinois General Assembly's vote to repeal the Parental Notice of...