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ICHA Board Members 2022

Brennan, Megan
Franciscan Ministries

Cacchione, Patrick
Executive Director, ICHA

Halstead, John L.
AMITA Health

Keen, Dr. Mary
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics

Kelsey-Davis, Debra
Nourish For Caregivers, Ltd.

Mayer, Dawn
Franciscan Ministries

McCormick, Br. Daniel
Sponsor, Ascension Health Ministries

Merdian, Msgr. Mark – chair
Diocese of Peoria

Paprocki, Bishop Thomas John
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Roach, Steve
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Springfield

Rutherford, Theresa
St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur

Sehring, Robert
OSF Healthcare

Sifuentes, James
St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago

Trstensky, Sr. Jomary
Sponsor, Hospital Sisters Health System

Tylka, Bishop Louis
Diocese of Joliet

Chaplain Education Program


RSS Catholic News

  • Papal tribute to Cardinal Rauber, late critic of Benedict XVI (Vatican News)
    In his telegram of condolence following the death of Cardinal Karl-Josef Rauber at the age of 88, Pope Francis praised the veteran Vatican diplomat for his “dedication for the unity of the people of God.” Cardinal Rauber was a “true shepherd of the Church” who shared Christ’s love “unreservedly and joyfully” with everyone, the Pontiff […]
  • US, Canadian diocesan synod leaders attend session on spiritual conversation (CWN)
    The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and he United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently organized a virtual presentation on spiritual conversation for diocesan synod leaders in the two nations.
  • Nashville bishop offers prayers for victims of Covenant School shooting (Crux)
    On March 27, a woman who identified herself as a man killed three students and three staff members in the Covenant School shooting. Police officers killed the shooter. The preK-6 school, located in Nashville, is associated with the Presbyterian Church in America, an evangelical denomination founded in 1973. The killer had attended the school.
  • Dissenting organizations condemn USCCB transgender statement (New Ways Ministry)
    Leaders of DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry, and the pro-abortion Catholics for Choice have condemned the US bishops’ new Doctrinal Note on the Moral Limits to Technological Manipulation of the Human Body. The 14-page document, published by the bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, states that “Catholic health care services must not perform interventions, whether surgical or chemical, […]
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