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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

  • Background: World Day of Migrants and Refugees (CWN)
    On September 25, the Church observes the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a commemoration instituted by St. Pius X. Pope Francis’s message for the day, issued on May 9, is entitled “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.”
  • Pope Francis to International Thomistic Congress: Go to Thomas (Vatican News)
    On September 22, Pope Francis received participants in the 11th International Thomistic Congress, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Angelicum Thomistic Institute. “We’re seeing a modest renaissance of Thomism in the Church, particularly in the English-speaking world,” said Father Thomas Joseph White, OP, rector of the Angelicum. “I think it’s […]
  • Papal preface to Argentine book (L'Osservatore Romano (Italian))
    Pope Francis has written a preface for Por qué Patria Grande, a recent book by Miguel Ángel Barrios on Latin American politics in the time of pandemic. In his preface, the Pope discussed facets of Latin America’s Christian identity and recalled Alberto Methol Ferré, a Uruguayan thinker who influenced both Barrios and the Pontiff.
  • Cardinal Parolin meets with Russia's foreign minister (Vatican News)
    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in New York. The prelate participated in a UN conference, where he called for a renewed commitment to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
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