Providing the Catholics of Illinois a voice in public policy

Who We Are
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Stop Repeal of Parental Notice
The Illinois Catholic bishops have written a letter to the Catholic faithful urging them to contact their lawmakers to oppose a bill to repeal parental notice of abortion when a minor seeks an abortion.

The Best Possible Education for Our Kids

We work to make their dreams come true. 

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.

Social Services

We feed the hungry, care for the sick, and help the needy.

Social Justice

We advocate for policies that respect the dignity of immigrants, workers, senior citizens, and low-income individuals and families.

Ad Hoc Committee

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.

Catholics in Illinois

The Latest News & Updates

CCI Radio Hour January 30, 2023

CCI Radio Hour January 30, 2023

The first edition of the 2023 Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour is now uploaded and available for listening. This month’s show features a pair of guests with host Bob Gilligan. The show’s initial guest is Marilou Gervacio, the Director of Social...

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Statement on Passing of Assault Weapons Bill

Statement on Passing of Assault Weapons Bill

The Catholic Conference of Illinois would like to commend the Illinois General Assembly and Governor J.B. Pritzker on banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines with the passage of House Bill 5471. Too many times our state has witnessed the horror of mass...

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Catholic Conference of Illinois Opposition to HB 4664

Catholic Conference of Illinois Opposition to HB 4664

The Catholic Conference of Illinois opposes House Bill 4664, legislation that proposes a number of changes to Illinois abortion law. The bill does the following: • Allows Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants to perform aspiration abortions not...

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CCI Radio Hour December 19, 2022

CCI Radio Hour December 19, 2022

The Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour December edition is now uploaded and available for listening. This month’s show features a trio of guests on a wide array of topics with host Bob Gilligan. The show’s initial guest is Maria Jose Fernandez Flores, the...

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CCI Radio Hour November 21, 2022

CCI Radio Hour November 21, 2022

The Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour November edition is now uploaded and available for listening. This month’s show features a trio of guests on a wide array of topics with host Bob Gilligan. The show’s initial guest is Emily Schumacher-Novak, the Assistant...

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Find Your Legislator

Find out who are your elected officials, and how to contact them. Learn who is in the state leadership positions, and who sits on relevant committees in the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives.