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Who stole the bacon?

Recent news from World Health Organization may have changed breakfast plates and BLTs forever. A group of 22 scientists reviewed the evidence linking red meat and eating processed meat like bacon, sausages and hot dogs to cancer. They also concluded that eating processed meats regularly increases the risk of colorectal cancer. But this announcement wasn’t totally new news. already recommends that eating red and processed meat should be kept to minimum.


What should you eat instead? 

Replace Red Meat with Protein-rich Alternatives
Forget the beef and bacon and try the following options instead:

  • Veggie versions of your favorite meat-based dishes, like black bean burgers and soy-based breakfast patties or hot dogs
  • Bean-based dishes such as lentil burgers or falafel (spicy patties made from ground chickpeas)
  • Nuts, like almonds, cashews and pistachios
  • Other animal products, including eggs and milk

Other ideas to consider:

  • VB6: Eat Vegetables or Vegan Before 6 p.m.: Start your day and your lunch without meat. Add your meat for dinner.
  • Meatless Mondays: Research shows that Monday is the perfect day to make small, positive changes. The repeating cycle of the week allows each Monday to be the day people commit to all kinds of healthy behaviors. Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. 

Sources:, Oct.26,2015;



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Attention: Principals, School Administrators, Pastors: Year End processing is coming. There are two webinars scheduled - one on Nov. 18 for the Affordable Care Act Process and Compliance (two different times), and one on Dec. 1 for Year end Payroll and Benefits Processing (two different times). Please see below to register and participate in the webinars.


Please register for ACA Process and Compliance Webinar on Nov 18, 2015 10:00 AM CST at:

This webinar is to review the Affordable Care Act process, Archdiocese compliance with the ACA, and calendar year end required actions for locations.

Please register for ACA Process and Compliance Webinar on Nov 18, 2015 1:30 PM CST at:

Please register for Year End Payroll and Benefits Processing Webinar on Dec 01, 2015 9:30 AM CST at:

This webinar will cover processing of year end payroll and benefits processing, including GTL, payroll blackout dates, IOI payroll tax default statuses, and document transmittal forms.

Please register for Year End Payroll and Benefits Processing Webinar on Dec 01, 2015 12:30 PM CST at:

As a reminder, document transmittal forms should be submitted to Human Resources for ALL new hires, rehires, transfers, benefits status changes, and terminations (along with changes in coverage). Employees may not be able to access the benefits portal, if benefits status updates are needed.



Welcome to All Our New Employees


Welcome to all the new employees in the Archdiocese of Chicago! We hope that you enjoy your time here at the Archdiocese and Human Resources wants you to know that we are always here to answer your questions. The HR website has a great deal of information regarding benefits and employee relations but if you can't find what you are looking for, just head up to the "Home" tab and click on "Contact Us." We are here Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4:45 to answer your questions.


Take a moment to setup your login on our Benefits Portal, MyEnroll, by going to, and follow the steps under "Request a UserID and Password."  Step-by-step instructions are also found HERE.