About Us

The Connection (formerly Senior Connection) is a monthly publication of Churchill Publications that has been providing timely and informative journalism to its Catholic readers in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin for more than 22 years.

The Connection is geared toward the 40+ age group, published for Catholic churches throughout the dioceses of Chicago, Joliet and Rockford in Illinois; Milwaukee and Madison in Wisconsin; as well as for individual subscribers and readers.

While The Connection is Catholic-based, the publication also features a wide variety of additional articles and pieces relevant to today’s mature adults, including travel, golf, cooking, wine, bereavement, puzzles, jokes and health and wellness.

The Connection readership has expanded over the years to include readers younger than the “senior” age group.  To accurately reflect the readership, “Senior” recently was dropped from the publication and the name evolved to “The Connection,” which is how many had been referring to the paper.


Publisher: Dennis G. Nastali
Editor-in-Chief: Julie Nastali
Assistant Editor: Joanne Duffer
Editing: Joanne C. Duffer and Jerry Koncel
Front Cover Design and Layout: Julie Nastali

Editorial Board

Rev. Scott Donahue, Rev. Terry Keehan, and Fr. Tom Rzepiela

Staff Writers

Jerome Koncel, Rev. Scott Donahue, Joanne Duffer, Drusilla Banks, Cynthia MacGregor, Paul Franson, Victor Parachin, Fred Cicetti, Joan Wester Anderson, Joseph Cuniffe, Gigi Cannon, Tony Rossi, Donald Blocher, Theodore Rickard, Betsa Marsh, Andrea Gross, Irv Green,  with poetry by Grace Cleys


Johnny Hawkins, Martin Bucella, and Thomas Toons