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Catholic Conference Hour

3rd Monday Monthly 8-9 a.m.
Bob Gilligan

Bob Gilligan, Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, a group that lobbies on behalf of all dioceses in the state, hosts this program, where his guests give expert analysis on how proposed laws relate to the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: John O'Connor, a political writer for the Associated Press at the Illinois state capitol, joins Bob to give a preview of the upcoming spring session that is slated to begin when the Illinois House returns on January 23. Segment II: Lucas Swanepoel, Vice-President of Social Policy at Catholic Charities USA, joins Bob to talk about the importance of reauthorizing CHIP. Segment III: Jesuit Fr. Robert Spitzer, president and founder of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith, joins Bob to talk about physician-assisted suicide. Segment IV: Ann Grelecki and Mary Ann Bibat with Catholic Charities of Chicago, join Bob to talk about the current state of the Community Care Program, which allows senior citizens to stay in their own homes, retain their independence, and join with others to ward off isolation.
Monday, January 15, 2018 | Stream | Download

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Memphis-based Center for Religious Expression, joins Bob to talk about the amicus brief he filed in support of the Colorado cake baker at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that was argued a couple of weeks ago. Segment II: Ramona Trevino, keynote speaker for the March for Life Chicago-2017, talks to Bob about her experiences as the manager of a Planned Parenthood abortion-referral facility in Sherman, Texas. Segment III: Luke Niforatos, special assistant for policy at Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), joins Bob to talk about the organization founded by former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy and conservative journalist David Frum and the work the organization does.
Monday, December 18, 2017 | Stream | Download

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Host: Mary Massingale. Segment I: Dan Lesser from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago talks about the tax reform bills debated in Congress. Segment II: Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Chicago Catholic schools, gives an update on outreach efforts his office is making to inform low-income to working-class students and their families of the availability of the Tax Credit Scholarship. Segment III: Fr. Larry Dowling of St. Agatha Parishtalks about his involvement with The News School and what it does for high school students in the neighborhood. Segment IV: Marie Jochum of Catholic Charities of Chicago talks about that agencies' "Celebration of Giving" that allows individuals to sponsor low-income families for Christmas gifts and provide toys for low-income children.
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Stream | Download

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: The political fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner signing House Bill 40. Guest: Jak Tichenor. Segment II: The latest on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Guest: Tony Cube. Segment III: Joyce Duriga, editor of the Chicago Catholic, talks about her new book - "Helen Prejean: Death Row's Nun." Segment IV: McHenry County nonprofit organization Rest In His Arms. Guest: Susan Walker.
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Stream | Download

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Host: Mary Massingale. Sarah Brune, Executive Director for the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, joins Mary to talk about the large number of both Republican and Democratic state lawmakers who have chosen to retire when their terms expire in January 2018. Segment II: Greg Dolan, associate director for public policy for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, talks about how potential federal tax credits would work with the hoped-for Scholarship Tax Credit in Illinois. Thomas Olp, an attorney with the Thomas More Society, joins Bob to talk about that law firm's next step in trying to burst the city of Chicago's bubble zone. Segment IV: Sue Barrett, executive director of Aid for Women, talks about the organizations annual dinner on Thursday, September 14 at the Union League Club.
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Stream | Download

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