Proclaiming Christ

Proclaiming Christ talked about issues relating to evangelization of individuals, structures and culture in the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond. They particularly focused on the practical dimension of evangelization with an eye to giving our listeners some of the tools they needed to live as missionary evangelizers in the midst of their everyday lives. Proclaiming Christ was hosted by Deacon Keith Strohm, director of the Office for the New Evangelization, and Rachel Espinoza, director of Children and Family Catechesis at St. Clement parish.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
On the inaugural radio show for the Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship, hosts Beth Jennings White and Darius Villalobos talk about the 2016 Olympics and "the catholic Olympics", World Youth Day 2016. They spend some time recapping some of the athletes that are sharing their faith on the Olympic stage at Rio. They are also joined by guests Melissa McGlynn from St. Genevieve Parish in Chicago and Kent Liederbach from St. Mary of Vernon parish in Vernon Hills, who were pilgrims that traveled to Poland for WYD 2016. They discuss the significance of the pilgrimage and how they are bringing the WYD experience home to share with their communities.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Rachel and Keith talk about two amazing events coming up in the Archdiocese: The 2016 Social Action Summer Institute (July 17-21) and the upcoming Make Disciples event with Sherry Weddell on June 25. Find out why these events are so important.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Rachel and Deacon Keith talk with Sherry Weddell, author of the bestselling book Forming Intentional Disciples, about some of the key principles behind fruitful evangelization, as well as Sherry's upcoming day of formation, called Make Disciples, which will be held on Saturday June 25 from 9am to 4:30pm at St. John Brebeuf in Niles.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ever wonder how your parish could become a community filled with men and women who are on fire for Jesus? Deacon Keith and Rachel talk with Sarah Kaczmarek, team member with ALPHA USA, about how ALPHA, an easy to run process for helping people encounter the Lord, can be a catalyst for real change and renewal in your parish.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rachel and Deacon Keith talk with several guests about the Feast of Divine Mercy and its relevance during this special Jubilee.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Rachel and Deacon Keith spend time with Fr. Lou Cameli and talk about his new book, Rejoicing in Mercy, [Michael, can you make that title a live link? If so, the url to use would be: ] and reflect on how mercy is central to the message of the Gospel.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Deacon Keith and Rachel talk about why they decided to call the show "Proclaiming Christ", and the role of intercessory prayer in evangelization.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Deacon Keith and Alane Malicay explore Couples for Christ, a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God. Guests: Alane Malicay, Young Adult Ministry


Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Deacon Keith Strohm and Rachel Espinoza, Director of Children and Family Catechesis at St. Clement Parish, discuss discipleship, the connection of evangelization and catechesis, and the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ.

Focus on Evangelization

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
All four years of the Strategic Pastoral Plan has been connected through a common purpose, evangelization. Meet the new director in the Office for New Evangelization, who begins next month providing the parishes of the Archdiocese with the resources and support to become evangelizing communities. Dcn. Strohm will take over the Reflection Christ’s Light radio spot starting. Guest: Dcn. Keith Strohm, Director for the Office for the New Evangelization