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.

Trey Cobb: A Sign of Hope for Tomorrow

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke interviews prodigious 17-year-old DePaul 3rd year Economics and Political Science double-major who is the Youth Director of Ed Choice Illinois.

New director for the Institute for Black Catholics Studies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Father Maurice Nutt about his new assignment at the Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans.

The Iris Gueringer Scholarship

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Karen Blackwell of St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish and Odette Gueringer about the life and legacy of the late Irish Gueringer, an example of motherhood and discipleship for our times, and the scholarship established in her name at St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish.

"Expressions Of You" Praise Dance Ministry

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with founder and artistic director Yolanda Sandifer-Horton of Expressions Of You, a liturgical dance ministry that developed out of the Black Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Black Marriage Day

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke interviews his mentors John & Pamela Ashford of St. Ailbe Parish, and discusses the challenges and benefits of marriage.

CRS Rice Bowl

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Joanna Arellano and Bethany Collins of the Office for Peace and Justice about the Lenten program CRS Rice Bowl and the impact it has on families and individual here and abroad.

Resilience: Black Heritage Beyond February

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke shares a recent blog on that highlights resilience as part of the heritage we focus on during Black History Month, He also shares an "Open Letter to Pope Francis" by Judge & Mrs. Raymond Bolden of Joliet.

On Location at the 2014 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Andrew Lyke interviews three student campy ministers from Lyke House Catholic Center about there experiences at the gathering.

The March for Life

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Devin Jones guests hosts this edition of God's Praises Tell. He talks with two of his religious education students about their recent trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life and gets their perspective on how the culture of abortion has affected their generation.

Mass Incarceration of Men of Color

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Andrew Lyke talks with Rev. Marlan Branch of St. James A.M.E. Church on Chicago's Southside about the issue of mass incarceration of men of color and the Martin Luther King Day event that addressed the issue with key political leaders.

Martin Luther King's Legacy/Poverty Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Andrew Lyke interviews Amalia NietoGomez of Alliance of the SouthEast, and Maria Fitzsimmons of Organizing Catholics for Justice to discuss the January 19 Martin Luther King Day event at St. Michael the Archangel in South Chicago, and issues around combating poverty.

A Conversation with Amanda Vernon

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Host Andrew Lyke interviews Black Catholic recording artist Amanda Vernon.

Kwanzaa: A Tradition for All

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke shares the history and practice of celebrating Kwanzaa

2013 In Review/Celebrating and Suffering - Holidays with Family

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke looks back on 2013 in the Office for Black Catholics. He shares an article by his wife and him titled “Celebrating and Suffering: Holidays with Family.” And he sings a song to the Blessed Mother.

From the Gun to the Pulpit: Fr. Andrew Charles Smith of Holy Angels Church

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Fr. Andrew Smith, formerly a Chicago police office and recently installed pastor of Holy Angels Church in Bronzeville.

The Promise We Make and the Promise That Makes Us

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Andrew Lyke and author Monique B. Martin discuss married life and how it shapes us into who we need to be.

Organizing Catholics for Justice

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with guest Maria Fitzsimmons of the Office for Peace & Justice about the new initiative, "Organizing Catholics for Justice", and the benefits of community organizing as a strategy for Church ministry.

Conversation with Fr. Emmanuel Katongole and Fr. Ray Lescher

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses the "Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope" in Uganda and the relationship between Sacred Heart Church in Joliet and the Ugandan villages with fresh water wells funded by that parish.

Conversation with Pam Harris, Director of the Office for Black Catholics for the Diocese of Richmond

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses with Pam Harris of the Diocese of Richmond the Diocesan Black Catholic Congress convened there on November 16.

Interview with Willie Cobb, new Coordinator of Youth Ministry for Vicariate VI

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses with Willie Cobb of the Office for Catechesis & Youth Ministry the ministry of hospitality and welcoming for youths.

National Black Catholic Men's Conference 2013 in Austin, Texas

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with twin brothers Frs. Chester and Charles Smith of the Francis-Bowman Ministry Team and coordinators of the National Black Catholic Men's Conference. Also interviewed is Joyce McBee of Atlanta, Georgia who leads a team of women volunteers who provide background support for the Conference.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the work it supports with Lori Felix and Diana Krpan of the Office for Peace and Justice, and Teresa Pennix-Gill of Parenting for Nonviolence.

New Direction for NABCA/Eternal Rest to Margo Butler

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke interviews Johnnie Dorsey of Austin, Texas who was recently elected the vice-president of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators. He also interviews Adrienne Curry, the newly elected secretary of that organization. The final segment is a tribute to Black Catholic leader Margo Butler who died of a massive heart attack on October 5, 2013.

The Making of a Saint

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Br. A. Gerard Jordan, O.Praem. about the Cause for Sainthood for Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American to be ordained a Catholic Priest. Brother Gerard assists Bishop Joseph Perry, who is the principle advocate for the Cause.

The Moon Is Broken

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Monique B. Martin, author of children's book "The Moon Is Broken", and a devoted Black Catholic.

Conversation with A. Gerard Jordan, O.Praem.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Norbertine seminarian A. Gerard Jordan, O.Praem., an African-American man in religious life, father of two young adults, and one who follows a long-heard call to serve God.

Catholic Outreach to Men

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses effective outreach to men with Deacon Alfred Coleman of Zacchaeus House and St. Basil/Visitation Parish, and Frank Casella of Catholic Men Chicago Southland.

A Conversation with Deacon James Norman

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses with newly ordained Deacon James Norman about his life in ministry and perspectives on leadership in the Black Catholic community.

Depression and African Americans: It's Not "Just the Blues"

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke converses with Dr. Keith Wilson of Holy Angels about his recent article in "The Drum" and mental health issues among African Americans.

On Location at the Sunrise Prayer Service

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Deacon LeRoy Gill about the importance of this event; and with those who gave personal testimonies on the impact violence has played in their lives.

Conversation with Julie Welborn

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses a variety of topics with Julie Welborn of the Office for Catholic Schools, youth minister, and vibrant Black Catholic leader.

Are You Mawusi?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke recaps the recent Mawusi Retreat with guest Lou's DeFelice, and an onsite interview with Jackie Veasy and Yvonne Newson.

Joint Conference of National Black Catholic leaders meeting in Chicago

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke discusses the pressing needs of the Black Catholic community with guests Sister Roberta Fulton, SSMN, Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, and Deacon Joseph Connor.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A blog by Fr. Bryan Massingale in response to the "not guilty" verdict for the killer of Trayvon Martin Host Andrew Lyke discusses the heavy toll of black men who carry the cross of white fears and anxieties.

Black Catholic Studies

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana offers a Master's degree in Pastoral Theology and one-week Certificate and Enrichment courses. The Institute convenes annually for 3-weeks of study, spiritual formation and fellowship. It is for the laity and clergy.

Conversation with Kevin Winstead, Devin Jones, and Lois DeFelice

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Exploration of the Black Catholic Movement as an outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement, and discussion about the upcoming Mawusi Retreat.

12 Keys to a Sacramental Marriage

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke shares highlights from the workshop by his wife Terri and him at the Archbishop James P. Lyke Conference. The workshop focused on 12 hallmarks of sacramental marriage.

Conversation with Regina Coleman-Johnson

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Host, Andrew Lyke talks with Regina Coleman-Johnson, the new president of the Archdiocesan Women's Committee, an advisory body of women in service to Cardinal George.

Grandparents Tell the Stories Best

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke and his wife Terri Lyke discuss the importance of grandparents to tell family stories to the children.

Conversation with Dr. T

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Dr. Timone Davis about her new ventures in ministry and the challenges of elder-care.

Holy Angels Revival Rally for Peace

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hosted by Andrew Lyke. Guests: Dr. Keith Wilson, Monica Lewers, and Tiffany Swann-Covington Topic: Holy Angels Revival Rally for Peace on June 8, 2013

Interview with JazzLady Robin

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Host Andrew Lyke talks with Robin Watson about her career as a jazz vocalist, her life as the wife of deacon, and her love for music, performance, ministry and her Catholic Faith.

Introducing 'The Drum' The Beat of Black Catholic Chicago

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Andrew Lyke, Director of the Office for Black Catholics introduces the new monthly e-newsletter, "The Drum", which reports on local and national events and issues pertinent to the Black Catholic Community. Highlighted is the upcoming Archbishop James P. Lyke Conference, which will be at the Tinley Park Convention Center from June 20 through June 23, 2013.

Defense and Support of Traditional Marriage

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Host Devin Jones discusses defense and support of traditional marriage in the African American community with Lance Davis, bishop and pastor of the New Zion Christian Fellowship Church.

Pope Benedict XVI

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Todays show: Host Devin Jones speaks with Dr. Peter Casarella, professor of Catholic Studies at De Paul University Chicago, about the recent resignation of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI!

Recapping The March for Life

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hosts Devin Jones and Andrew Lyke and guest Ray Pingoy talk about the impact Roe vs. Wade has had on the African American community.

Respect Life Month

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Host Devin Jones speaks with Ray Pingoy and Emily Warpinski of the Respect Life Office as they reflect on 40 years of Roe vs. Wade and the upcoming March for Life pilgrimage to Washington DC.

Fighting Violence in the Community

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
On this weeks ReCiL Radio hosts Devin Jones and Dr. Timone Davis speak with Fr. Michael Knotek, pastor of Saint Columbanus Church on Chicago's southside, about the shooting that occurred in his parish in November of last year and steps Catholics can take to fight violence in our communities.

HHS Mandate

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Host Devin Jones interviews Anthony Suarez-Abraham, director of the Office for Peace and Justice, about the Health and Human Services Mandate, its ramifications for the educational and healthcare ministries of the Church if enforced, and what Catholics can do to educated themselves, pray, and act on this issue.

2012 in Review

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Host Devin Jones recaps the top 10 events affecting the Catholic African American community in 2012, with dr. timone davis of ReCiL Young Adults and Andrew Lyke director of the Office for Black Catholics of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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