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Thank You

Your registration has been accepted for the Illinois Catholic Health Association’s short online course for chaplains on the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Within 5 days you will receive an email from The National Catholic Bioethics Center with the information you will need to access their website to download and complete the 6 learning modules.

Thank you for your participation in this program, and thank you for the service you render to those in our Catholic healthcare facilities in the Province of Illinois.

Patrick Cacchione
Executive Director

RSS Catholic News

  • In Germany, 650 churches have closed since 2005 (Deutsche Welle)
    650 Catholic churches in Germany have “ceased to be used for worship” since 2005, according to the German Bishops’ Conference. “Church buildings are, therefore, being demolished,” Germany’s state-run public broadcasting agency reported. “Sometimes, they are successfully taken over by other denominations, for example, by Orthodox Christian communities. But sometimes they are razed to make room […]
  • NY-area church vandalized (CBS News)
    A man threw a construction cone into a stained-glass window of St. Rita’s Church in Queens, in the Diocese of Brooklyn, according to camera footage. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has documented over 300 acts of vandalism, arson, and other destruction at parishes and other Catholic sites in the United States since 2020.
  • Report: Cardinal calls for 'permanent' dialogue with Freemasons (National Catholic Register)
    Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero, the retired president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (2007-2018), said that there has been “an evolution in mutual understanding” between the Church and Freemasonary, and wondered “if it’s not possible to think about a permanent discussion, even at the official level,” according to Il Messaggero. The prelate took part in […]
  • Proponents of women's ordination among new consultors to Synod of Bishops (Synod of Bishops)
    Pope Francis has named six new consultors to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. The new consultors include Msgr. Alphonse Borras, a Belgian priest who was appointed an expert at the October 2023 Synod Father Gilles Routhier, a Quebec theologian and seminary rector Father Ormond Rush, who offered a personal (and highly selective) […]
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