Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics
Monday, October 19, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Jennifer Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, talks about what the Clean Energy Jobs Act will look like after incorporating Gov. J.B. Pritzker's principles for clean energy legislation and when we should look for the bill to be pushed in the Illinois Legislature. Segment II: Chris Ross, a lawyer who works on social policy for Catholic Charities USA, discusses the historically-low refugee cap of 15,000 set by the federal government for the new federal fiscal year that started October 1. Segment III: Pat Winn, director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockford, talks about his nine years at the helm of the social services agency as he prepares to retire. Segment IV: Fr. Mike Bradley, resident priest at St. Gertrude's parish in Chicago and a canon lawyer who works for the Archdiocese's tribunal, tells of how he ran a neighborhood version of the Chicago Marathon in his Edgewater neighborhood to raise money for the parish's Heart to Heart Ministry for senior citizens.