God’s Praises Tell

Andrew Lyke hosted this weekly half-hour program that presented topics relevant to Chicago’s Black Catholic community. Andrew introduced his audience to Catholics who shared compelling stories about the positive impact of faith on themselves and others.

Tolton Cause Summary & Update

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Angela Hicks and Bro. Gerard Jordan join Andrew Lyke to update listeners in the progress of the Cause for Sainthood of Fr. Augustus Tolton.

Calling All Black Catholic Leaders: Climate Justice Now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Andrew Lyke and Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington continue a conversation on environmental justice and climate change. They are joined by Tiffany Swann-Covington to talk about upcoming initiatives on the topic and to encourage Black Catholics to engage in this important issue.

Diocese of Charleston’s “A Ministry Moment” media campaign and the Confederate Flag controversy

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Andrew Lyke talks with Kathleen Merritt, Director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries, about their outreach to young adults and implications for hope in the wake of the Charleston 9 tragedy and the removal of the Confederate Flag at the State Capitol.

In The Beginning …

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Andrew Lyke is joined by Cynthia Norris, the founding director of the Office for Black Catholics in Chicago (OBC), and Fr. David Jones, the newly appointed liaison to the Archbishop for the new Black Catholic Initiative (BCI), for look back at the origins of the OBC for a better perspective for the work of the BCI.

OBC Wrap Up

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Andrew Lyke give an overview of the work of the Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Chicago over the past four years.

Massacre in Charleston: A Teachable Moment for Racial Healing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Eileen Hogan Heineman, Dr. Keith Wilson, and Willie Cobb join Andrew Lyke to discuss the June 17 shooting of nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC.

Community Update and Environmental Justice (Continued)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the first segment Andrew Lyke talks about Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory, ministry formed in the margins and serving way beyond, and the Rachel Dolezal controversy. In the following segments he welcomes back Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington to discuss Pope Francis' new encyclical that addresses climate change and other Environmental Justice issues from a black Catholic perspective.

Environmental Justice

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington talks about the pressing concerns over climate change and other environmental issues from a Faith perspective.

Overview of the June 2015 Issue of "The Drum"

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Andrew Lyke announces the closing of the Office for Black Catholics and the new Black Catholic Initiative as part of an overview of the monthly newsletter that was issued on June 1st.

Remembering Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Bro. Gerard Jordan joins in Andrew Lyke to discuss the life and legacy of Benedictine monk, historian and author Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB, author of the landmark book "The History of Black Catholics in the United States."

30TH Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance For Indigent Persons

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Pat Smuck, Vill Harmon, and Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy join host Andrew Lyke to discuss an important annual event that commemorates the lives of people buried by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

"Strong Catholic Families" Initiative Shaped for African Americans

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Guests Willie Cobb and Michael Byrd join Andrew Lyke to discuss a new parish initiative at St. Sabina's.

Remembering Francis Cardinal George, OMI

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Andrew Lyke and guests Deacon Leonard Richardson, Sr. Anita Baird, and Dr. C. Vanessa White share remembrances of Cardinal George.

Effective Catholic Outreach to African-American Families

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Host Andrew Lyke is joined by his wife Terri to discuss some upcoming events in Catholic ministry to African-American families.

Black Catholics Making History

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Stephen A. Martin, Jr. joins host Andrew Lyke to discuss two of his family members who are part of the larger narrative of Black Catholic history, i.e., his father Stephen A. Martin, Sr. who broke the color barrier in collegiate sports at Tulane and the Southeast Conference in 1965, and his uncle Fernand J. Cheri, OFM who became the 25th African American to be ordained a Roman Catholic bishop on March 23, 2015.

Diane Nash's Nashville Victory

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Storyteller Patricia Redd (aka Serenity) presents an original story about Civil Rights icon Diane Nash.

Gift of the Spirit / Walking Shoulder to Shoulder Into God's Dawn

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Host Andrew Lyke reports on two concurrent events on Saturday, March 14th at Holy Angels: 1) "Gift of the Spirit", a collaboration with the Office for Divine Worship, Bishop Joseph Perry, the Rensselaer Program of Church Music & Liturgy, and the Office for Black Catholics; 2) Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress, a public meeting to spark collective action for change based on Catholic Social Teaching. Lyke gave the keynote address, which was aired on the show.

Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Maria Fitzsimmons of the Office for Peace & Justice talks about the March 14 OCJ Congress at Holy Angels.

Tolton Week/St. Ambrose Lenten Series

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sr. Dr. Jamie Phelps, OP and Dr. C. Vanessa White join Andrew Lyke to talk about Tolton Week at CTU and a Lenten speaker series at St. Ambrose Parish.

37th Annual Black Heritage Prayer Service

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Julie Welborn and Willie Cobb join Andrew Lyke to discuss the annual Black Heritage Prayer Service on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Holy Name Cathedral.

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Andrew Lyke interviews Kimberly Mazyck of CRS and students from Lyke House on Atlanta University Campus and Xavier University in New Orleans.

What Is "Black Theology" and Why Do We Need It?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Andrew Lyke and guest Dr. Jon Nilson discuss the origins and applications of Black Theology.

How do we keep the dream alive?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Andrew Lyke talks about the life and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the movement he led. He poses questions on how the work started by the Civil Rights Movement can continue and make the dream a reality.

Tina Baldera: Discipleship Personified

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Andrew Lyke interviews black Catholic Tina Baldera of Catholic Charities, USA.

Celebration of Kwanzaa

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Andrew Lyke explains the origins and practice of Kwanzaa as an African-American Catholic.

Are you Mawusi?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Guest Louis DeFelice discusses the upcoming Mawusi Retreat and more.

Music Black and Catholic

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Musician, composer, liturgist, Patricia Fointno joins Andrew Lyke in a lively discussion about Catholic liturgical music that is authentically Black.

Black Lives Matter

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Andrew Lyke and guests Michael Rabbitt and Dr. Keith Wilson discuss recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the impact of systemic racism in America today.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Andrew Lyke discusses with guests Teresa Pennix-Gill of Parenting for Nonviolence and Byron Hobbs of S.O.U.L. (Southsiders Organized for Unity & Liberation) the work of their respective organizations and the financial support through CCHD.

24th Annual Black Catholic Revival at Sacred Heart Church in Joliet

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke highlights event for November, Black Catholic History Month. Among the events is the 24th Annual Black Catholic Revival at Sacred Heart Church in Joliet. Guest Jennifer Johnson, chairperson of the Revival Committee as Sacred Heart, share some of the history of the annual event and the focus for this year's revival, featuring Fr. Anthony Bozeman, SSJ of New Orleans.

New Paradigm for Sacramental Marriage

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Andrew Lyke talks with his wife Terri and dear friends Pam and John Ashford about a new approach to marriage in the church and community.

Frater A. Gerard Jordan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Norbertine Bro. Gerard Jordan discusses with Andrew Lyke the status of the Tolton Cause for Sainthood, seminary life, and his engagement in the Black Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Martha Jane Tolton Awardee for 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Andrew Lyke interviews Estelle Baker of Holy Name of Mary Parish, who is the recipient of the Martha Jane Tolton Award for 2014.

All Things Tolton

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Andrew Lyke and guests Dr. C. Vanessa White of CTU and Sandra Slayton of St. Anne in Hazel Crest discuss the recent ceremony for the closing of the investigative phase of the Cause for Canonization for Fr. Augustus Tolton, the recent pilgrimage in Quincy, Illinois and Ralls County, Missouri, the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at CTU and associated upcoming events.

School Choice

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Andrew Lyke discusses with guest Tiye Hayes, parent leader at St. Philip Neri Catholic School, community action for School Choice.

St. Columbanus Youth Revival

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
An excerpt of the afternoon session of the Youth Revival at St. Columbanus Parish with Fr. Tony Ricard.

Community Update

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke gives an overview of events in the community with a walk through the OBC website, Facebook page, and "The Drum," the monthly newsletter of the Office for Black Catholics.

A Conversation with Jennifer Reid

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Andrew Lyke interviews the newest Tolton Scholar, single mom, and parishioner at St. Columbanus, Jennifer Reed, about her new journey as a Theology student at Catholic Theological Union.

Prayer Service with Cardinal George and the Catholic Communities of the African Diaspora

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Three presentations from the August 8, 2014 prayer service with Cardinal George and Catholics from the African Diaspora: the welcome address by Andrew Lyke; the homily by Fr. David Jones; and the closing remarks and benediction by Cardinal George.

I'm So Black Catholic . . .

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Andrew Lyke shares a Facebook thread that illustrates the high engagement of the Black Catholic Community.

Conversation with Connie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Andrew Lyke talks with author Constance Reden of Holy Name of Mary Parish about her new book and her life as a Black Catholic.

Bishop Joseph Perry on Reconciliation and Forgiveness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Chicago's Bishop Joseph Perry presented a moving keynote address at the 2014 Archbishop James P. Lyke Conference.

It's In Your DNA

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Andrew Lyke presents to the 2014 graduating class of Holy Angels Catholic School in his commencement address.

Engaging the Next Generation of Ministry Leaders

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Andrew Lyke talks with Ansel Augustine of the Archdiocese of New Orleans about effect outreach to youths and young adults.

The Mystery of the Trinity

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thubidaux closes the 2014 Archbishop James P. Lyke Conference with his homily for Trinity Sunday.

Demand Peace: Our Time to Take a Stand

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Andrew Lyke interviews Fr. Michael Pleger, pastor of St. Sabina, community activist, and lead Catholic spokesman on the violence on the streets of Chicago. They discuss an upcoming event to "take back our streets" and Fr. Pfleger's life as a priest, activist, and follower of Christ.

Conversation with Herbert & Tina Johnson

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke discusses vocations, the diaconate, marriage and more with Herbert & Tina Johnson. Herbert is a candidate in the Diaconate Program for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Conversation with Megan Graves

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Dominican University graduate Megan Graves who will soon enter the community of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

Conversation with Michael Trail

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with African-American Seminarian Michael Trail about the priesthood, the Church, and the Black Catholic community.

29th Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for the Indigent

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke discusses the 29th Annual Interfaith Memorial Observance for the Indigent with guests Villerie Harmon of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, David Edward Sims, Pat Smuck, and Roman Szableski of Catholic Cemeteries.
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