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Young Adult Ministry (YAM) was the Archdiocese of Chicago’s outreach service to women and men in their twenties and thirties, married and single. YAM director Darius Villalobos and YAM coordinator Pablo Padilla led discussions on a wide range of topics that connected faith with everyday life for young adults.

PREPARING FOR LENT

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In anticipation of Ash Wednesday, Marie Jochum and Michael Bare discuss Shrove Tuesday traditions, and they welcome Alessandro DiSanto, an active member of Catholic Charities Junior Board who also is Co-Founder of Hallow, currently the most popular Catholic app in the nation. Alessandro will share how Hallow can help users find peace and spiritual growth, this Lent and through every season of the year.

Ash Wednesday and Friday Fish Fries

Monday, February 24, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Lent and Ash Wednesday at St. Peter's Church in the Loop. Guest: Fr. Bob Hutmacher. Segment II: Fish fries and variations on the tradition throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago will begin this Friday. Guests: Mike McGovern; Tom Spratt. Segment III: Brian Brach talks about Lenten Reflections produced by the Archdiocese of Chicago's Radio/TV Office that will be available on the Archdiocese web site as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with Bishop David Malloy of the Diocese of Rockford who recently became Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace. Next, Bob visits with Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, the scholarship-granting organization in charge of most of the Tax Credit Scholarships granted to students attending Catholic schools throughout the state. Catholic Charities career experts Mitch Siegel and Jacqueline Small join Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare to discuss how Catholic Charities assists veterans who are pursuing new job opportunities. On the Way co-hosts Beth White and Jenn Delvaux welcome guests into the studio to talk about their work with Catholic Relief Services. Beth and Jenn also visit with Juan Pablo Padilla and Maria Aranda from the Young Adult Engagement team. And Built on the Rock co-hosts Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie interview a married couple about faith and family.

Séptimo Domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, February 21, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 5, 38-48 del domingo, 23 de febrero de 2020. Viernes, 21 de febrero de 2020

BALANCING ACT

Thursday, February 20, 2020
For this month's show, we interviewed Joe and Siobhan Haugh, a couple that is highly involved not only in parenting but also in their parish and school communities. They have managed to juggle all of these commitments by sharing responsibilities, holding common interests, and resorting to a sense of humor when challenges present themselves.

February 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today host Beth White and co-host Jenn Delvaux welcomed Beth Knobbe, Community Engagement Manager, and Olga Canelas, Program Director from Honduras for the first half of the show. Olga shared the work she is doing with CRS to help with food security and literacy to students in Honduras. Both Beth and Olga talked about the CRS program Rice Bowl and how it can help deepen one's Lenten journey. In the second half of the show, Juan Pablo Padilla and Maria Aranda from the Young Adult Engagement Team discussed their work to engage the young adult community and specifically how they are using Alpha to help young adults encounter Jesus and be formed as leaders in their ministry. For more information about CRS Rice Bowl visit their website at crsricebowl.org. If you want to know about the Archdiocese’s Young Adult Engagement team visit their website at https://pvm.archchicago.org/young-adult-engagement/about-us

JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS IN LAKE COUNTY

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Last year over 300 people received some combination of job readiness training, resume writing, interview coaching and job placement counseling to increase their chances of securing and maintaining employment. Catholic Charities career experts Mitch Siegel and Jacqueline Small join Marie Jochum and Michael Bare to discuss the innovative ways Catholic Charities assists veterans and all interested clients who are pursuing new job opportunities.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, February 17, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Bishop David J. Malloy of the Diocese of Rockford joins Bob to talk about his new role since November as the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace. Segment II: Nicole Stelle Garnett, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, joins Bob to talk about Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case regarding tax credits for scholarships that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last month. Segment III: Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, the scholarship-granting organization in charge of most of the Tax Credit Scholarships granted to students attending Catholic schools throughout the state, joins Bob to talk about the organization's Year 2 report.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Catholic Schools superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg discuss the upcoming Annual African American heritage prayer service with Shaka Rawls, Dr. Denise Spells and Felicia Horton. Fr. Greg and Dr. Jim also talk to a nationally recognized teacher from St. Hilary School. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Debra Davis and Toyia Baker into the studio to discuss clothing programs at Catholic Charities. Clarissa Aljentera sits down with Todd Williamson and Wendy Silhavey to discuss the spiritual journey of RCIA catechumens during Lent. Fr. Greg and Mark Teresi wrap up the broadcast week with the importance of archives in the parishes, and the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal.

Sexto Domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, February 14, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 5, 20-22. 27-28. 33-37 del domingo, 16 de febrero de 2020. Viernes, 14 de febrero de 2020

Archives/Annual Catholic Appeal

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Meg Hall, Archdiocese of Chicago Director of Archives and Records Center, talks about the importance of properly taking care of records and documents in a parish. Segment II: A panel of guests talk about the Annual Catholic Appeal 2020. Guests: Elizabeth Anastasia; Brendan Keating; Barbara Shea Collins.

A Spiritual Journey with the RCIA Catechumens

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Lent is more than a time for individual prayer, fasting and almsgiving. It can also be a time to reach out and build community especially with the RCIA Catechumens who are more present and visible as they journey toward the Easter Vigil. We discuss enhancing our Lenten journey by accompanying those in the RCIA process. Our guests are Todd Williamson and Wendy Silhavy from the Office for Divine Worship.

WINTER CLOTHING NEEDED!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Warm clothes are a necessity in the winter months. Professional clothes are also very important, when you are interviewing for a job. In this program, Marie Jochum and Michael Bare are joined by Family Stabilization employees Debra Davis and Toyia Baker to get an update on the various clothing programs Catholic Charities offers, and what their needs are this winter. Also making a guest appearance on this program are Abigail Taylor and Sophia Garling, two hard-working 5th Graders who are planning a special event to collect new pairs of pajamas for people in need.

Catholic Schools Today, February 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: The 42nd Annual African American Heritage Prayer Service will be held on February 28. Guests: Felicia Horton; Dr. Denise Spells; Shaka Rawls. Segment II: St. Hilary first grade teacher, Tina Skukan, was recently awarded with a national honor. Guests: Hedi Belkaoui; Tina Skukan; Kathie Donovan.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview the publisher of ACTA Publications, Greg Pierce. Fr. Greg and Mark also have the pleasure of speaking with Helen Reichert Lambin, author of “An A-Z Guide to Letting Go." Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Jalisa Blue and Nancy Morrison into the studio to discuss Adult Day Care Centers. that are increasingly popular with seniors and their families. Ryan Lents and Corinne Woodruff from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity talk with Michael Rabbitt about his efforts to promote racial justice in his parish and throughout the archdiocese. On Dare to Love, Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sr. Joan McGlinchey, Vicar for Religious for the Archdiocese of Chicago. And Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic visit with Deacon Bob Puhala, the Director of the Institute for Diaconal Studies at St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

Quinto Domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, February 7, 2020
Entrevista con Lupe Preston y Esmeralda Zepeda sobre los servicios de San Jose. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 4, 12-22 del domingo, 9 de febrero de 2020. Viernes, 7 de febrero de 2020

The Formation of Deacons and Why This Matters to All of the Church

Thursday, February 6, 2020
The February, 2020 broadcast showcases the Institute for Diaconal Studies (“IDS”) and the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral (“ILP”), two of the institutes at University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Deacon Bob Puhala attended on behalf of IDS. Ms. Nelly Lorenzo of ILP was sadly unable to make it to the taping of the show. Joining with regular hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic, Deacon Puhala discussed the discernment path for deacon candidates and wives and, most importantly for all listeners, how this path is translatable and applicable to every Christian’s desire to serve and walk more closely through life as a servant, just as Jesus lived. Further information about the two institutes can be found here for IDS and here for ILP.

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Sr. Lovina and guest, Sister Joan McGlinchey, MSC, Vicar for Religious in the Archdiocese of Chicago, discuss the celebration of Consecrated Life Day that was recently held at Our Lady Mother of the Church on February 8, 2020. About 250 consecrated men and women from various congregations gathered. The event culminated in the celebration of Mass with the parish, Cardinal Cupich presiding.

Promoting Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
On today’s program, Ryan Lents and Corinne Woodruff from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity welcome Michael Rabbitt to speak about his experience with promoting racial justice in his parish and throughout the archdiocese. He will be presenting “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” at 7pm on Thursday, February 27 – Click here for more info. He will also be presenting at a screening of the documentary “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” on Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm – Click here to RSVP. Ryan and Corinne also speak to Krisanne Valliancourt Murphy, the Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network. CMN works to end the use of the death penalty and transform the US. criminal justice system from punitive to restorative. They recently developed a study guide companion to the film “Just Mercy”, which is currently out in theatres nationwide. Access the study guide here.

ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS HAVE MUCH TO OFFER SENIORS

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Catholic Charities has a wide range of programs to help seniors stay active and enjoy time socializing with one another. Our three Adult Day Care Centers offer fulfilling programs for seniors who want to participate in the recreation, despite their limitations. Tune in as Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Jalisa Blue and Nancy Morrison to discuss the many positive features of these Adult Day Care Centers that are increasingly popular with seniors and their families.

Book Discussions

Monday, February 3, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Greg Pierce, publisher of ACTA Publications, talks about his soon-to-be-published book, "Reveille for a New Generation - Organizers and Leaders Reflect on Power." Segment II: Author Helen Reichert Lambin discusses her recently published book, "An A-Z Guide to Letting Go."

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview three guests about Mary Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge and that parish’s partnership with a priest from Zambia to establish a parish in the harsh wilderness of Africa. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare visit with Lakisha Dykes and Mary Johnson, two members of the Catholic Charities Mobile Outreach Program. And Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi talks with Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Big Shoulders Fund CEO Josh Hale about an historic agreement that will help ensure the continuing mission of 30 schools for the next ten years.

Fiesta de la Presentación del Señor

Friday, January 31, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 2, 22-40 del domingo, 2 de febrero de 2020. Viernes, 31 de enero de 2020

Big Shoulders Fund Announcement/"The Gathering IX - Men's Day of Renewal"

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: The Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund have announced that the Big Shoulders Fund will donate $47.5 million and the Archdiocese of Chicago will provide $44.9 million to help ensure the continuing mission of 30 schools over 10 years. The schools, mainly on Chicago's south and west sides, serve 5,600 children, their families and their communities. Guests: Big Shoulders Fund CEO Josh Hale; Catholic Schools Superindendent Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment II: Bob Fallon and Nancy Giani discuss "The Gathering IX - Men's Day of Renewal".

A Day In The Life Of The Mobile Outreach Team

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Catholic Charities Mobile Outreach Program does amazing work on the streets of Chicago 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Referrals are made to Catholic Charities from the City of Chicago’s 311 Call Center to perform non-life-threatening requests such as well-being checks, transport for people to shelters or temporary housing, delivery of emergency food provisions, and an offer of friendship and help to thousands of people who have little or no family nor any resources to rely on for assistance. Join Marie Jochum and Michael Bare as they welcome Lakisha Dykes and Mary Johnson, two members of the outreach team who will share what an average workday is like for them.

"Labor of Love"/Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 27, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge is partnering with a priest from Zambia to establish a parish in the harsh wilderness of Africa. A film titled "Labor of Love" documenting this partnership premiered at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge last September. There will be another screening of the documentary at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. Guests: Fr. Gerald Gunderson; Fr. Bwezani Wildred Phiri; Kuba Luczkiewicz. Segment II: Catholic Schools Week is celebrated by listening to excerpts from the recent Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with Jill Rauh from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops about an initiative for the 2020 election year. Bob Gilligan also interviews State Representative La Shawn Ford about a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare and their guests discuss how Catholic Charities benefits from the First Look for Charity preview night at the Chicago Auto Show. Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson explore the Introductory Rites of the Catholic Mass. And Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi visits with Patrice Touhy and Phil Loftus about their efforts to promote vocations.

Tercer Domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, January 24, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 4, 12-22 del domingo, 26 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 24 de enero de 2020

Growing Religious Vocations Throughout the United States

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: Exploring efforts to promote, nourish and grow religious vocations throughout the United States. Guests: Phil Loftus; Patrice Tuohy

THE PARTS OF THE MASS

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Over the next 6 months of this new year, Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson will explore the 4 main parts of the Mass. In this broadcast they take a close look at the Introductory Rites, exploring how every part of these rites helps, in some way, to gather the Body of Christ for the great prayer that is the Eucharist.

First Look For Charity

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Catholic Charities is one of the eighteen non-profit organizations that will share the proceeds of the 2020 First Look For Charity on February 7th. Join Marie Jochum and Michael Bare as they welcome Annie Scully Tumpis and Kathy Herrera to discuss this elegant preview night at the Chicago Auto Show, and the vital programs that will benefit from the Catholic Charities reception at First Look. These programs include the Neighbors In Need Fund and Pregnancy, Parenting and Post-Adoption services.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, January 20, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Jill Rauh from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops talks about the USCCB's "Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate" initiative for the 2020 election year. Segment II: State Representative La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, talks about House Bill 182 which would limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons to no more than 10 consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 6-month period. Segment III: Marshan Allen with Chicago-based Restore Justice Illinois, talks about House Bill 1615, which would limit the state's current felony-murder charge. Segment IV: Shana Crews, Illinois goverment relations director for the American Cancer Society's Action Network, discusses the current state of vaping and flavored tobacco in Illinois.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi celebrated Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Fenwick High School on Catholic Schools Today. The Voice of Charity program welcomed a couple of “lobby heroes” who talked about the importance of the first point of contact for the clients, visitors, employees and volunteers who walk through the doors at Catholic Charities. The Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship discussed “discernment” and reaching non-Catholics who enter our parishes and our lives. Megan Mio of the Missions Office talked to Deacon Michael Neba from Cameroon on Mission Matters Live.

Segundo Domingo de Tiempo Ordinario

Friday, January 17, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 1, 29-34 del domingo, 19 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 17 de enero de 2020.

Meet People Where They’re At

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Megan sits down with Deacon Michael Neba of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Chicago. He is also Executive Coordinator for the Fr. John Kolkman Foundation, committed to the early detection, proper management and treatment of sickle cell disorder for rural areas in north-west Cameroon. Dcn. Neba tells his story of calling to the vocation of deacon and to become a missionary who advocates for his home community in Cameroon.

LOBBY HEROES

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
St. Vincent’s Center, at 721 N. LaSalle Street is Catholic Charities headquarters in Chicago. It is a bustling business center of one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest. It is also a place many clients call “home,” as they arrive on a daily basis, 24/7 seeking help, friendship and a better path forward in their lives. Join Co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare as they welcome Charles Watson and Jill Friedman, two “Lobby Heroes” to discuss the importance of that first point of contact for all clients, visitors, employees and volunteers who walk through our agency doors.

January 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Co-host Jenn Delvaux and Evangelization Coordinator Jose Coronel start off the new year by talking about the Epiphany. The team sits down with James Erler, the Parish Vitality Coordinator for vicariate three. They discuss the Baptism of Christ and reflect on the ways we can reach those who enter our parishes and our lives that are not Catholic. For the second half of the show, Jenn and Jose talk with Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, to discuss the ways in which God moves in our lives, and how he speaks to us throughout our faith journey.

Catholic Schools Today, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Principal Receive National Award. Guest: Shane Staszcuk. Segment II: Fenwick High School's Learning Resource Program. Guests: Fr. Richard Peddicord; Richard Borsch.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020
Voice of Charity co-hosts Michael Bare and Noreen Russo welcome guests into the studio to discuss the importance of D’Vine Affair to the Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs. Clarissa Aljentera, Senior Coordinator of Children’s Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, visits with Eric Wandrey, Senior Coordinator of Young Adult Engagement, about School of the Spirit. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi co-host a program that focuses on Christian Unity. Following that conversation, Fr. Greg and Mark visit with Mike O’Loughlin, national correspondent for America Magazine and the host of the new podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church."

Fiesta del bautismo del Señor

Friday, January 10, 2020
Conversación con el Fray Rafael Enrique Maldonado Carrascal, O.F.M. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 3, 13-17 del domingo, 12 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 10 de enero de 2020.

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Michael O'Loughlin

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18 to January 25. Guests: Dr. Daniel Olsen; Tom Masters; Rev. John Armstrong. Segment II: Michael O'Loughlin is a national correspondent for America Magazine and the host of the new podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church." Michael is also author of "The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters".

School of the Spirit

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Engaging young adults in a more intentional manner is the topic of discussion for Lifelong Journey in January. We are speaking with Eric Wandrey who details School of the Spirit and it's opportunity to evangelize and accompany young adults as missionary disciples.

D’Vine Affair and Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The Voice of Charity kicks off the New Year with a sparkling preview of the upcoming D’Vine Affair, and its importance to Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs. The 19th Annual D’Vine Affair will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Union League Club in Chicago. Join Michael Bare and visiting co-host Noreen Russo as they welcome Joseph Glunz, Jr., Kevin Bratt and Dave Gardner to discuss this fabulous event and the win-win impact it has on many people’s lives.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 4, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020
In Catholic Chicago’s annual year-in-review program, Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz interviews Dawn Fitzpatrick, Senior Coordinator in the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, about upcoming respect-life activities. Fr. Greg talks with the acting Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, Kathleen Donahue, about helping the needy during the winter months. And Fr. Greg finishes the year-in-review program by visiting with Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Renew My Church. On Dare to Love, Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sister Connie Bock. Finally, Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic talk with Deacon Don Maiers about foster care for children.

Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor

Friday, January 3, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 2, 1-12 del domingo, 5 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 3 de enero de 2020.

Sr. Connie’s “Beyond Borders” Volunteer Ministry

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Sr. Connie Bach, a Sister of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, talks about her volunteer program ministry that took her to Texas and Africa this year, creating a life changing opportunity for volunteers to respond to God’s call to love. For more information, visit https://phjcvolprogram.org/ or contact Sr. Connie cbach@poorhandmaids.org

Helping With Foster Care—adding relationships and mentoring

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The January, 2020 broadcast features Archdiocese Deacon Don Maiers who spoke with Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic regarding the work of Chicago Angels. Chicago Angels is an ecumenical and faith-based initiative that connects Chicago-area residents with children in foster care. The connection is chiefly through two programs--one known as “Love Box” and the other, “Dare to Dream.” The Love Box is an effort by individuals or groups to provide some of the “extras” children in foster care might not routinely get—their own school supplies, notes of encouragement and birthday cards, to name a few items. “Dare to Dream” is a mentoring program to encourage the young people to make good decisions, set goals and achieve them. Additional information and ways to get involved can be found at the organization’s website Chicago Angels.

Promoting Life and Dignity

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
On today’s program, we hear from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich about the upcoming March for Life Chicago (Saturday, January 11) and the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (January 25-28 in Washington, D.C.). Later in the program, Ryan and Dawn speak to Kevin Grillot of WeDignify and Claire Culwell, an abortion survivor who will speak at the March for Life. • Learn more about the March for Life Chicago, Youth Rally, and Mass for Life here • CSMG 2020: Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All • Cardinal Cupich’s Column: The Call to Holiness in an Election Year • Learn more about WeDignify here • Claire Culwell – Read her story here

Violence Prevention Initiatives – Part 2

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention at the Archdiocese of Chicago returns for Part 2 of his conversation with Marie Jochum and Michael Bare. In this show, Phil will share how his years as an FBI Agent prepared him for his work reducing violence in the City of Chicago. Phil also will expand on the “comprehensive safety model” used by his department to help build more peaceful communities. Join us for this important discussion.

Annual Year-in-Review Program

Monday, December 30, 2019
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Annual Year-in-Review program, when we get a chance to visit with leaders of important ministries here in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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