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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.

School Sisters of Notre Dame - Continued

Thursday, July 2, 2020
The conversation continues with the Sisters of Notre Dame. Sisters Stephanie Spandl and Carol Jean Dust share their vocation stories and the SSND charism of seeking unity amidst diversity, their mission and social justice work. Sisters Stephanie and Carol Jean are part of a team who accompanies women exploring their call to religious life. Contact: [email protected] | [email protected] Visit: https://ssnd.org | https://www.sturdyroots.org/

Emmaus Ministries: A Pastoral Accompaniment to Men

Thursday, July 2, 2020
For the July, 2020 broadcast, Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic speak with Jonn Blazey and Deacon Peter Letourneau about the work they both do for Emmaus Ministries. Emmaus, started over thirty years ago by Chicago Deacon John Green, is a ministry of presence and accompaniment to men, typically young men, who are exploited sexually. In a difficult conversation about reaching out, companioning, as well as leading men to a better lifestyle, both Jonn and Peter reflect on how even the most outcast bear the image of Christ. The discussion includes looking at who these young men are, why they are doing what they are doing and what hope there might be for them. More information about Emmaus Ministries can be found at www.streets.org.

Nonviolence Works and the Gospel of life – Two Appropriate Responses to the Times in Which We Live

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Dawn Fitzpatrick leads this hour with Ryan Lents as co-host in the first half to discuss the principals and practices of Nonviolence Works with Phillip Bradley and Larry Campbell, both leaders in this non-profit initiative to train communities to respond appropriately to differences and conflict. During the second half of the show, Ray Pingoy joins Dawn to discuss the 25th anniversary of St Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae and the prophetic message he had for us today.

SOCIAL WORK TODAY

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Catholic Charities is grateful for our long-standing partnership with Loyola University. This collaboration has resulted in projects that acknowledge the evolution of Social Work into global issues, and incorporate spiritual values into the education of young adults. Join Marie Jochum and Guest Host Brigid Murphy as they welcome Dr. Maria Vidal De Haymes, and Dr. Mauricio Cifuentes, two preeminent Loyola University professors, to share updates on our recent joint initiatives and highlight the academic benefits of studying Social Work today.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 27, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Todd Williamson leads a discussion about the reopening of our churches for public Mass. St. Joseph parish in Libertyville hosts “drive-in Mass” for senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems. Dr. Mary Amore talks about what Mayslake Ministries is doing during the pandemic. And Vicki Quade hosts a virtual Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition with proceeds benefitting the Daughters of St. Paul.

Décimo tercer domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, June 26, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 10,37-42, del domingo, 28 de junio de 2020. Viernes, 26 de junio de 2020

Mayslake Ministries/Christmas Bingo: Summer Edition for the Daughters of St. Paul

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore talks about what has been happening at Mayslake Ministries during the pandemic. Segment II: Playwright and comedian Vicki Quade, co-creator of Late Night Catechism and head of Nuns for Fun Entertainment, gives news of a special Summer online performance that's available now. A portion of proceeds will go to the Daughters of St. Paul, whose religious bookstore on Michigan Avenue was heavily damaged by looters following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Also participating in this segment is Sr. Tracey Dugas, Director of Pauline Mission Advancement for the Daughters of St. Paul.

How Deep the Mystery

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, cohosts Timothy Johnston (LTP) and Todd Williamson (ODW) talk with Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS about her book, “How Deep the Mystery, Meditating on the Words of the Mass,” which is published by Liturgy Training Publications of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Timothy and Todd talk with Sr. Joyce about using various texts from the Roman Missal as a source of prayer as a way to develop one’s understanding of the Mass, and as a way of developing a spirituality around the prayers of the Mass.

ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DURING COVID-19

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Child Welfare is something we take very seriously at Catholic Charities. During the pandemic, we have been especially concerned about children who are home in the midst of trying and sometimes dangerous circumstances. Join Marie Jochum as she welcomes Catholic Charities executives Laura Rios, Mary Henderson and Judy Griffin to discuss how our programs and services have continued to focus on the safety and well-being of children and families during COVID-19.

Reopening Our Churches/St. Joseph International Sharing Ministry

Monday, June 22, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Todd Williamson, director of the Office for Divine Worshop, talks about the reopening of our churches for public mass. Segment II: St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville launches a unique way to attend mass without entering a church building. Guests: Deacon Dan Coughlin; Stan Taylor. Segment III: We stay with St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville but shift the conversation to its International Sharing Ministry. Guests: Mary Causey; Deacon Dan Coughlin; Stan Taylor.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 20, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020
The Catholic Conference Hour looks at the relevance of the 2018 pastoral letter on racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love.” Bishop Ron Hicks, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, talks about the reopening of our churches for public Mass. The Voice of Charity addresses racial disparities and ensuring that individuals and communities continue to have their basic needs met. And racism is discussed by Beth White and Ryan Lents on the program On The Way.

Racism and Storytelling

Friday, June 19, 2020
On the Way focuses on our heightened awareness of racism and how our diocesan newspaper is evangelizing. Host Beth White is joined by Ryan Lents, Director of Human Dignity and Solidarity, to share resources that are available to help us become more aware of and counter racism. Beth and Ryan, in particular, discussed “Open Wide Our Hearts,” the 2018 USCCB pastoral letter against racism. This document and many other resources are available at www.usccb.org/racism. In addition, the Office for Human Dignity and Solidarity is offering peace circles to help us have open dialogue about racism in our culture and Church. You can learn more here. The second part of the show featured Joyce Duriga, Editor of Chicago Catholic. Joyce has been with the local archdiocesan newspaper for 13 years and sees God at work in and through people throughout our archdiocese. She shared the many ways in which listening and storytelling are evangelizing. Joyce is also the author of “Augustus Tolton: The Church is the True Liberator,” a biography of the first known African-American priest in the United States. She has written an article about what Fr. Tolton would think about today’s events. To read that article, learn more about our local newspaper and how to become a subscriber, visit: www.chicagocatholic.com.

Décimo segundo domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, June 19, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 10,26-33, del domingo, 21 de junio de 2020. Viernes, 19 de junio de 2020

Racism and Mission

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Megan talks with Dr. Mike Gable, Director of the Mission Office in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Professor of Theology at Xavier University. Dr. Gable shares how he understands the reality of racism using the works of U.S. Catholic Bishops and drawing from his personal experiences as a lay missionary and as a pastoral minister. He reflects on the Church's social teachings and the life of Jesus Christ as a key way to connect work to combat the sin of racism and our common call to mission.

UNITED WAY AND CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST COVID-19 RESPONSE

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
As Catholic Charities continues to respond to the growing number of people most significantly affected by COVID-19, we are immensely grateful to our corporate partners for recognizing how important their support is to our work. Join Marie Jochum and Guest Host Phillip Buta, Catholic Charities Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations as they welcome Sean Garrett, President and Chief Executive Officer for The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Helene Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer for The Chicago Community Trust, to discuss our collaboration in addressing racial disparities and ensuring that individuals, and communities continue to have their basic needs met. Note: The first 7 minutes of this program is missing due to a technical issue

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, June 15, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Danielle Brown, associate director for USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, talks to Bob about the relevance of the 2018 pastoral letter on racism, "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love." Segment II: Dan Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, joins Bob to talk about the executive order advancing international religious freedom recently signed by President Donald Trump. Segment III: Bishop Ron Hicks, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, joins Bob to talk about the reopening of churches for public Mass. Segment IV: Pete Newburn, ecumenical officer for the Diocese of Joliet, talks to Bob about the ecumenical virtual rally for racial justice hosted by Bishop Pates and other faith and civic leaders on Saturday.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 13, 2020

Saturday, June 13, 2020
St. Hubert students were winners at the recent Chicago Student Invention Convention. Catholic Charities serves clients in Lake County and promotes the 2020 Art of Caring event. Fr. Greg and Mark Teresi talk with representatives of Nonviolence Works. And we hear about the importance of exercise and how to add a spiritual twist to your exercise routine.

Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo (Corpus Christi)

Friday, June 12, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 6,51-58, del domingo, 14 de junio de 2020. Viernes, 12 de junio de 2020

Non-Violence Works/The Importance of Exercise

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Following George Floyd's death and the civil unrest that followed, representatives of Non-Violence Works joined Fr. Greg and Mark to talk about principles and practices of non-violence as a skill. Guests: Philip Bradley; Elfriede Wedam; Larry Campbell. Segment II: The importance of exercise, how to be creative with exercise, and adding a spiritual twist to your exercise routine. Guests: Michele Sotak; Fr. Lou Cameli.

Theology on Tap and the New Reality

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Learning to support Theology on Tap in our new reality has meant shifting spaces and utilizing technology. Pablo Padilla of the Young Adult Engagement Team is working to set up a Theology on Tap experience to meet young adults in this new reality.

LAKE COUNTY SERVICES AND THE 2020 ART OF CARING

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
In recent weeks, the Voice of Charity has featured Catholic Charities staff and volunteers who have been heroic in their efforts to respond to the increased number of requests for assistance in Cook County. This week, we welcome Ashley Styx, Lake County Program Director of Emergency Assistance, and Christine Farrell, Lake County Women’s Board Member who will join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy to share an update on Lake County Services and the exciting Art of Caring virtual event that is online this year.

Catholic Schools Today, June 8, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Hubert students inventions win at Chicago Student Invention Convention. Guests: Kelly O'Hara; Emma; Katie; Samantha. Segment II: St. Leonard School graduates looking forward to continuing their Catholic education in high school. Guests: Colleen Manika; Jorge; Nico.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 6, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Cardinal Blase Cupich talks about the struggles the entire country is facing right now, and the Catholic response Fr. Matt O’Donnell gives a first-hand perspective on how communities of color are affected by both the pandemic and the death of George Floyd And the Dare to Love program checks in with part of the vocation team with the School Sisters of Notre Dame

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sister Lovina checks in with guests Sr. Bridget Waldorf and Sr. Jill Lazsewksi, School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) who are part of a vocation ministry team. Sr. Bridget and Sr. Jill share their vocation stories - journeys that took time to unfold, how their congregation was formed in response to the need for education for young women, and then left some words of wisdom to listeners about the importance of being open to God’s call in our lives by taking time to pray and journeying with others because discernment is a step by step process. The SSND vocation team offer accompaniment to help sort out the sense of call from God in their hearts. Contact: [email protected] | [email protected] Visit: https://ssnd.org | https://www.sturdyroots.org/

Spiritual Direction—What is it? Who is it for?—Part Two

Thursday, June 4, 2020
The June, 2020 broadcast brings spiritual directors Helene Albano and Deacon Jerry Nora to talk with co-hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic. The four-way conversation picks up where it left off last month with a brief review of what spiritual direction is and who it is for (everyone!). To give a flavor of what happens in a spiritual direction session the conversation engaged in a few minutes of role-playing. Finally, the guests offered suggestions for those who simply cannot avail themselves of spiritual direction for whatever reason--seek the spirit of gratitude and openness to the awareness of God’s presence in all of life.

America In Crisis: Struggling to Navigate Both a Pandemic and the Aftermath of the Death of George Floyd

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Fr. Greg talks with Cardinal Blase Cupich about the Church's response in these disheartening times. Segment II: Fr. Greg welcomes Fr. Matt O'Donnell, pastor of St. Columbanus, to discuss the status of the neighborhood where he ministers. As one of the priests who ministers to COVID-19 patients, Fr. Matt talks about how the pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 30, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, discussed the challenges and beauty found in the special ministry of anointing the sick during the COVID-19 pandemic with Fr. Wayne Watts. Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston talked about the last days of the Easter Season on Focus on the Liturgy. And on Catholic Chicago, co-hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi welcomed Fr. Richard Fragomeni to the program.

Domingo de Pentecostés

Friday, May 29, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 20,19-23, del domingo, 31 de mayo de 2020. Viernes, 29 de mayo de 2020

Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Fr. Richard Fragomeni is the Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University, and a member of the faculty of Catholic Theological Union. In addition to his teaching duties, he gives presentations around the world on liturgical, sacramental and catechetical topics.

Come Holy Spirit

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, co-hosts Timothy Johnston (LTP) and Todd Williamson (ODW) discuss the last days of the Easter Season. They explore the theology and spirituality of the great Solemnities of the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost and how these celebrations complete the whole of the Easter Season. They unpack the liturgical texts and the readings to plumb the richness of these holy days.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK DURING COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
In early April, Cardinal Cupich appointed twenty-four priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago to become a team that would go, as needed, to hospitals throughout the Archdiocese, and anoint patients dying of COVID-19. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Reverend Wayne F. Watts, Catholic Charities Associate Administrator and Pastor of Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette, who will discuss the challenges and beauty found in this very special ministry.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 23, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020
On the Catholic Conference Hour, Bob Gilligan spends time with bishop-elect Lou Tylka. Bob also talked with the producer of the film, Blind Eyes Opened. Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, had a lively discussion with the director of the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Radio/Television, Jim Disch. On the Way host Beth White spent time focusing on how our parishes and Archdiocese are reaching outward in love during the pandemic. She also talked about “A Call to Prayer”, a ministry for those who would like to pray with someone during this time. And on the Mission Matters program, host Megan Mio chatted with Fr. Pius Kokose.

Solemnidad de la Ascensión del Señor

Friday, May 22, 2020
Conversación con Cynthia Madrigal, consultora de los Cementerios Católicos de la Arquidiócesis de Chicago sobre las misas televisadas del Día de los Caídos. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 28,16-20, del domingo, 24 de mayo de 2020. Viernes, 22 de mayo de 2020

Pastoral Care as Mission

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Megan speaks by phone with Fr. Pius Kokose, Pastor of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr in Posen. Originally from Ghana, Fr. Pius spent 10 years as a missionary in Paraguay but is now a diocesan priest. In addition, he serves as a part-time hospital chaplain at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital. He shares about his experience ministering at the hospital with patients and medical staff. Megan finds connections between this type of pastoral care and global mission. Fr. Pius also tells about the pastoral care he offers his parishioners and community in this time of pandemic.

Reaching Outward During a Pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On the Way focuses on how our parishes and Archdiocese are reaching outward in love during the pandemic. Host Beth White is joined by Michael MacKenzie, Director of Internal Communications, to talk about the various ways the Archdiocese if communicating with the pastors, principals, parish teams, and Archdiocesan employees during this time of uncertainty. He also shares the many creative ways parishes are reaching outward in their communities to bring hope and help. For all of the latest information visit: www.archchicago.org/coronavirus Cathy Walz, Director of Pastoral Accompaniment, joins Beth to talk about two Archdiocese of Chicago offerings – “A Call to Prayer” and Grief Groups. For those who would like to pray with someone during this time, “A Call to Prayer” is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day. After hours voicemail and email prayer intentions are also available ([email protected]). Grief Groups are for those who have recently lost a loved one and want to gather with others to share their journey and pray together. For more information on how to register, visit www.archchicago.org/coronavirus/online-grief-groups

A CONVERSATION WITH JIM DISCH

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This week we recognize the remarkable career of Jim Disch, Director of the Office of Radio and Television for the Archdiocese of Chicago. As a top executive at CLTV and WGN, before joining the Archdiocese, Jim has led the broadcast coverage of many key moments in the history of Chicago, and in our local Church for over forty years. Jim has also led the broadcast team that has produced many Catholic Charities programs, including The Voice of Charity. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they honor, and thank Jim for all he has done for Catholic Charities.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, May 18, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Coadjutor Bishop-elect Lou Tylka talks about his appointment a week to the Diocese of Peoria. Segment II: Kathleen Stauber and Nancy Lou Kelly discuss a new Archdiocese of Chicago initiative, "A Call to Prayer" phone service. Segment III: Glenn Van Cura, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet, talks about how his agency had adapted to serving clients during the pandemic. Geoff Rogers, producer of the film "Blind Eyes Opened" discusses how his film offers an authentic look at the scourge of human trafficking from the perspective of survivor-victims.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, MAY 16, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020
On Catholic Schools Today, Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz get to know the valedictorian of St. Francis de Sales High School. Co-hosts of our Voice of Charity program, Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy, visit with a couple of guests about mental health strategies and behavioral health initiatives offered by Catholic Charities of Chicago for the growing number of people who are searching for counseling during this challenging time. And Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and co-host Mark Teresi talk with Fr. Larry Sullivan, Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, about on-line field masses that will be held on Memorial Day.

Sexto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, May 15, 2020
Conversación con Nelly Lorenzo, directora del Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral, de la universidad de santa maría del lago de la arquidiócesis de chicago sobre unos cursos gratis ofrecidos en línea, “¡Contagiándonos la esperanza de la fe!” Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 14,15-21, del domingo, 17 de mayo de 2020. Viernes, 15 de mayo de 2020

Helping Children and Parents During This Pandemic/Memorial Day Field Masses

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Author, educator and on-line innovator Kathy DeNicolo talks about what she is doing on-line to help children and parents during this challenging time of the pandemic. Segment II: Fr. Larry Sullivan, Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, discusses on-line field masses that will be held on Memorial Day. Fr. Larry also talks about protocols that are in place at Catholic Cemeteries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INIATIVES DURING COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Some of the effects of COVID-19 are clear to see, others are more elusive. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on the economy, and caused worry and uncertainty for people concerning their jobs, their basic necessities, and the future. What are the best ways to deal with the psychological effects of COVID-19? Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Hector Rivera and Jessica Mead to discuss positive mental health strategies and Behavioral Health Initiatives that Catholic Charities is offering to the growing number of people who are reaching out to us for counseling during this challenging time.

Catholic Schools Today, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Matthias School has received the prestigious distinction from the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Guests: Katie Carden; Nicole Pacholski. Segment II: St. Francis de Sales High School's Rosa Mendoza is the recipient of the prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship and been named valedictorian. Guests: John Kimec; Mary Kay Rodriguez; Rosa Mendoza.

Quinto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, May 8, 2020
Conversación con Fernando Rayas, coordinador de acompañamiento pastoral, Renueva mi iglesia, archidiócesis de Chicago sobre la nueva iniciativa arquidiocesana, “Un llamado a la oración.” Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 14,1-12, del domingo, 10 de mayo de 2020. Viernes, 8 de mayo de 2020

Religious Brothers Day

Thursday, May 7, 2020
On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we celebrate the vocation of religious brothers. Sr. Lovina’s guests Brother John Eustice, CSV and Brother Peter Lamich, CSV talk about their mission and ministries as Clerics of Saint Viator, otherwise known as “Viatorians.” Click here for more information about the Viatorians. To find out more about religious brothers, go to: http://religiousbrothers.org/ and to download the guide, click: here.

Spiritual Direction—What is it? Who is it for?

Thursday, May 7, 2020
The May, 2020 broadcast brings spiritual directors Helene Albano and Deacon Jerry Nora to talk with co-hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic. The four-way conversation began with thoughts on life during the “shelter-in-place” phenomenon—what signs of hope and life do we see? The discussion then turned to the question of spiritual direction or spiritual companioning. What is it? Who is it for? How do I begin? What does it look like? Is it only for the saintly or the clerics or nuns? Learn how spiritual direction can be an entry point for you to talk with another about how God is active in your life.

COVID-19 Resources: Mental Health, Mask Making, and Worker’s Rights

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
On today’s program, OHDS Director Ryan Lents speaks to Deacon Tom Lambert, co-chair of the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness, about how COVID-19 is impacting our collective mental health. Visit www.miministry.org for helpful resources. To access counseling virtually, visit Catholic Charities or NAMI Chicago to get connected to a mental health professional. Next, Ryan, speaks to Old St. Pat’s parishioner Dan Quinn about the ministry of making cloth masks from home in support of healthcare workers, neighbors, and friends. To learn more about this ministry, visit our Virtual Accompaniment Resource page, which includes CDC guidelines/directions for making cloth masks and details about the City of Chicago cloth mask drive taking place through May 16. Finally, Ryan connects with Luke Sullivan, Arise Chicago’s Religious Organizer, to speak about the vulnerability of workers during COVID-19. Arise Chicago has developed a robust set of resources in English, Spanish, and Polish to help workers know their rights. Arise’s website also includes details on how to support the rights of workers during the crisis.

LATINO AFFAIRS UPDATE

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Catholic Charities Office of Latino Affairs continues to expand with positive initiatives that improve the lives of Latino clients in a wide variety of ways. The focus is helping clients with immediate needs and establishing education and professional opportunities for young Latinos as they plan for their future. Join Marie Jochum and Brigid Murphy as they welcome Dr. Cary Rositas-Sheftel, Ph.D, Director of the Office of Latino Affairs to discuss these programs and services that are offered throughout Cook and Lake counties.

Pandemics, Epidemics and the Church Continued

Monday, May 4, 2020
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Dr. Edward Gordon is an internationally recognized historian, researcher and author. In today's program Dr. Gordon continues the discussion about the history of the Catholic Church in regards to pandemics and epidemics.

Cuarto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, May 1, 2020
Conversación con el Diácono Pablo Pérez, director asociado de Kolbe House, ministerio para los encarcelados sobre como han tenido que modificar el ministerio durante esta pandemia. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 10,1-10, del domingo, 3 de mayo de 2020. Viernes, 1 de mayo de 2020

Ministry to Those with COVID-19/Catholic-Muslim Relations

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Wayne Watts, Pastor of Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier in Wilmette, is one of the priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago who has been designated to minister to people and families who have been sickened by COVID-19. Segment II: The holy month of Ramadan and overall Catholic-Muslim relations. Guests: Dan Olsen; Sheikh Hassan Aly.
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