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ICHA Board Members 2024

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

  • Synod retreat leader: The Gospel challenges African Catholics to welcome homosexuality (ICN)
    In an address to a conference organized by LGBT+ Catholics Westminster (England), Father Timothy Radcliffe, OP, said that the Gospel challenges the Church in Africa to welcome homosexuality. Commenting on the African bishops’ rejection of Fiducia Supplicans, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith’s declaration on the pastoral meaning of blessings, Father Radcliffe said […]
  • 3 people attacked during Mass at Salt Lake City cathedral (KUTV-TV)
    A man with a bamboo wooden sword entered the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City during Mass on May 26 and attacked three people. The man’s “violent, tumultuous behavior ... appeared to be unprovoked with random victims,” police stated. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has documented over 300 attacks at parishes […]
  • USCCB issues new abuse report: 1,308 allegations, 17 of them current, made in 2022-23 (CWN)
    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released its 2023 annual report on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the document that has governed the bishops’ response to the abuse crisis since 2002.
  • Pope receives Irish missionary who ministers to lepers in Ghana (Vatican News)
    Pope Francis received Father Andrew Campbell, SVD, in a May 27 audience. An Irish missionary who has lived in Ghana for 53 years, Father Campbell ministers to street children and lepers. “There are 100,000 street children in the city of Accra living on the streets,” he told Vatican News. “I help [lepers], ensuring everything is […]
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