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ICHA Board Members 2021

Brennan, Megan
Franciscan Ministries

Cacchione, Patrick
Executive Director, ICHA

Jenky, Bishop Daniel
Diocese of Peoria

Keen, Dr. Mary
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics

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

Ume, Dean Ebere
Leach College of Nursing, University of St. Francis, Joliet

Walsh, Sr. Sharon Ann
Sponsor, OSF Healthcare Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Chaplain Education Program

6 NACC CEUs

RSS Catholic News

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    On September 26, the Church observes the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a commemoration instituted by St. Pius X. Pope Francis’s message for the day, written on May 3, is entitled “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We.’“
  • Nun describes her service in Afghanistan (Aid to the Church in Need)
    Sister Shahnaz Bhatti, who left Afghanistan last month with the assistance of the Vatican representative and the Italian military, described the challenges she faced during her years running a school in Afghanistan for the intellectually disabled. “The most trying thing was not being able to move about freely, because, as women, we always had to […]
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    On September 23, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (video) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE).“Jesus does not ask us to make arguments for God, he asks us to show him, in the same way the saints did, not by words but by our lives,” the […]
  • 40 Days for Life fall campaign to end abortion begins in over 1,000 cities (CNS)
    “Great strides are being made to end abortion, and we know these peaceful vigils make a difference,” said Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life, which has received praise from Pope Francis and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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