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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.

IMAGINING ABUNDANCE: FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY in TODAY’S WORLD – PART 1

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Recently, Sally Blount, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago welcomed Kerry Alys Robinson to the Windy City. Kerry is the new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. While she was in town, Kerry and Sally had a powerful conversation with Cardinal Blasé Cupich about the work of Catholic Charities in the United States, and in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The topic discussed was, “Imagining Abundance: Faith, Hope, and Charity in Today's World.” We’d like to share some of this important discussion with you

Décimo Domingo Ordinario

Friday, June 7, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marcos 3, 20-35, del domingo, 9 de junio de 2024. Viernes, 7 de junio de 2024

In Gratitude For Our Religious Vocation

Thursday, June 6, 2024
Co-hosts Sister Lovina Pammit, OSF (celebrating her 25th Jubilee Anniversary as a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart) and Father Adam MacDonald, SVD, with guests Sister Mary Jo Curtsinger, CSJ, and Transitional Deacon John Eustice, CSV (Soon to be ordained as a priest) have a conversation about celebration of special events, their ministries, community, and prayer life. Check out their websites: Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart https://fssh.net/ Society of the Divine Word https://www.divineword.org/ Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph https://csjoseph.org/ Viatorians https://www.viatorians.com/

30th ANNUAL CHARITIES GOLF CLASSIC

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
The Charities Golf Classic is one of the most popular events at Catholic Charities each summer. Scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2024, golfers have their choice of playing on one of two premier courses in Chicago, while raising critical funds for Catholic Charities. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Matt Davis, Co-Chairman of the tournament to preview the 2024 outing, and discuss friends and partners who have helped make this event successful for the past 30 years.

Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo

Friday, May 31, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marcos 14, 12-16. 22-26, del domingo, 2 de junio de 2024. Viernes, 31 de mayo de 2024

Realizing Change: Women’s Emerging Leadership Roles in the Modern Church Part 2

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Recently, Sally Blount, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago welcomed Kerry Alys Robinson to the Windy City. Kerry is the new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. While she was in town, Kerry had a fascinating conversation with Sally and Betsy Bohlen, Chief Operating Officer for the Archdiocese of Chicago. The topic discussed was, “Realizing Change: Women's Emerging Leadership Roles in the Modern Church.” It was an engaging discussion and we wanted to share some of it with you today.

Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad

Friday, May 24, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 28, 16-20, del domingo, 26 de mayo de 2024. Viernes, 24 de mayo de 2024

Realizing Change: Women’s Emerging Leadership Roles in the Modern Church Part 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Recently, Sally Blount, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago welcomed Kerry Alys Robinson to the Windy City. Kerry is the new President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. While she was in town, Kerry had a fascinating conversation with Sally and Betsy Bohlen, Chief Operating Officer for the Archdiocese of Chicago. The topic discussed was, “Realizing Change: Women's Emerging Leadership Roles in the Modern Church.” It was an engaging discussion and we wanted to share some of it with you today.

Domingo de Pentecostés

Friday, May 17, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 20, 19-23, del domingo, 19 de mayo de 2024. Viernes, 17 de mayo de 2024

Séptimo Domingo de Pascua - Ascensión

Friday, May 10, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marcos 16, 15-20, del domingo, 12 de mayo de 2024. Viernes, 10 de mayo de 2024

For the Greater Glory of God

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
This month Megan meets Fr. Paul Kalenzi, SJ who is a Ugandan priest from the Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa and who has been living, studying and working here in Chicago. He is completing a Doctorate in Business Administration at De Paul University and has been working with the advancement team of the Midwest Jesuit Province. Megan asks about Fr. Paul's discernment to become a priest and Jesuit. And he speaks about his most recent efforts to raise funds for Hekima University, which will be the first Jesuit four-year university in Eastern Africa.

Sexto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, May 3, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 15, 9-17, del domingo, 5 de mayo de 2024. Viernes, 3 de mayo de 2024

Celebrate Religious Brothers Day: Bro. Dominic Hart

Thursday, May 2, 2024
May 1 is Religious Brothers Day. This month, our featured guest is Brother Dominic Hart, member of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, Third Order Franciscans, in St. Paul, Minnesota https://brothersofpeace.org/ Listen or watch to get to know Bro. Dominic’s story and his love of making rosaries as part of his ministry. Learn what is a Franciscan Crown and other devotions, and how these devotions can awaken God’s call and deepen your faith life. Interested? Visit https://brothersofpeace.org/vocations...

Quinto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, April 26, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 15, 1-8, del domingo, 28 de abril de 2024. Viernes, 26 de abril de 2024

Lenten Projects Make a Difference

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Catholic Charities’ regional offices were quite busy during Lent, as generous friends and benefactors partnered with us to respond to the needs of guests in neighborhoods across Cook and Lake Counties. In the South/Southwest Cook Region, six events were held in seven weeks, in conjunction with several parishes and ministries within the Archdiocese of Chicago. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Monsignor Dennis Lyle, Mary Ellen Brabec, Mark McCombs, and Christopher Torres to recap this series of wonderful service projects that provided basic needs, and critical support to hundreds of Chicagoans.

Cuarto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, April 19, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 10, 11-18, del domingo, 21 de abril de 2024. Viernes, 19 de abril de 2024

Family Self Sufficiency Achievement

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
The Annual Achievement Celebration for Catholic Charities’ Family Self-Sufficiency Program is coming up on April 27. Participants have much to be proud of as they reach important milestones in their goals for themselves and their families. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Xochitl Villarreal and Ashley, a recent graduate of the program to preview this special event, and describe how Catholic Charities accompanies single parents, and their children, as they strive for a brighter future.

Tercer Domingo de Pascua

Friday, April 12, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 24, 35-48, del domingo, 14 de abril de 2024. Viernes, 12 de abril de 2024

Mission in the Military and Beyond

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
This month Megan sits down with Fr. Filbert Ngwila, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago who is currently serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army and at Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital. He has also served as a representative of multiple mission causes from his home country of Tanzania for mission appeals. Megan asks about Fr. Filbert's call to the priesthood and to chaplaincy. He shares about his service in the army and why he feels honored to minister with veterans and their families. They also discuss the three missionary organizations in Tanzania for which Fr. Filbert has made mission appeals.

Fat Luther, Slim Pickins

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Co-author, Marcia Lane McGhee, discusses her book “Fat Luther, Slim Pickins”. A fresh look at faith and the Catholic Church from the perspective of Black women navigating relationships, motherhood, careers and a meaningful relationship with Christ and His Church

Assisted Suicide Legislation in Illinois

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Chicao Catholic editor, Joyce Duriga, talks with the executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois about assisted suicide legislation in Illinois

Segundo Domingo de Pascua - Domingo de la Divina Misericordia

Friday, April 5, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 20, 19-31, del domingo, 7 de abril de 2024. Viernes, 5 de abril de 2024

Title: Getting to Know Sisters Linda and Tina (Part 2)

Thursday, April 4, 2024
The Sisters of Notre Dame, Sister Tina Petrie and Sister Linda Pelagio, are back with more stories. Sr. Tina recounts her adventures in Papua, New Guinea (“PNG”) and Uganda while being introduced to the locals (including farm animals, snakes and scopions!) Sr. Linda tells the rest of the story of her “journey of faith” and how she got to the United States from the Philippines and how she found her current community.

Family Self Sufficiency Program

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Catholic Charities’ Family Self-Sufficiency Program assists single parents with case management and employment services, for up to five years, as they work towards greater stability for themselves and their children. The stories that emerge from the Family Self-Sufficiency Program are incredibly inspiring. Join Katie Bredemann ash she welcomes Patti Fuller, Donna Drinka, and Xochitl Villarreal to describe how this long-running program helps participants remove barriers to success so they can achieve their dreams.

The Mole of Vatican Council II: The True Story of 'Xavier Rynne

Monday, April 1, 2024
Guests for this program are Richard Zmuda, author of "The Mole of Vatican Council II: The True Story of 'Xavier Rynne'" and Greg Pierce, president and publisher of ACTA Publications.

Ed Marciniak's City and Church: A Voice of Conscience

Monday, April 1, 2024
Guests for this program are Charles "Chuck" Shanabruch, author of "Ed Marciniak's City and Church: A Voice of Conscience" and Greg Pierce, president and publisher of ACTA Publications.

Domingo de Pascua - La Resurrección del Señor

Friday, March 29, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 20, 1-9, del domingo, 31 de marzo de 2024. Viernes, 29 de marzo de 2024

The Downtown Way of the Cross

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Davide Bonicelli and Patrick Lambert talk about the details of the Downtown Chicago Way of the Cross that will take place on Good Friday

Tolton Spirituality Center

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Deacon James Norman talks with Valerie Jennings, Executive Director of the Tolton Spirituality program about the Tolton Spirituality Center.

Triduum Traditions

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
There are a number of beautiful traditions associated with the Sacred Triduum, the most solemn three days in the Church calendar, beginning on Holy Thursday and concluding on Holy Saturday. These traditions offer faithful Christians around the world the opportunity to draw closer to Christ as we commemorate His Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Fr. Wayne Watts, Fr. Ryan Brady, and Fr. Robert Ryan to discuss the significance that these Triduum Traditions have in our Catholic faith, and how many of them relate to the work of Catholic Charities.

Domingo de Ramos “De la pasión del Señor”

Friday, March 22, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Marcos 14, 1-15, 47, del domingo, 24 de marzo de 2024. Viernes, 22 de marzo de 2024

The Lonliness Epidemic

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Deacons James Norman, Dave Brencic are joined by Deacon Tom Lambert to discuss mental illness and loneliness.

Remain In Me Eucharistic Program for Parishes

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Chicago Catholic editor Joyce Duriga talks with the director of the Office for Life Long Formation, Kevin Foy, about the Remain In Me Eucharistic Program for Parishes.

New WIC Food Center Initiatives

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Last week on the Voice of Charity, we discussed the vital role that Catholic Charities’ 14 Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Food Centers continue to fill in Chicago’s economically challenged neighborhoods. Join Katie Bredemann this week for Part Two of this discussion, as Shivonnia Dickson and Eric Young describe new initiatives in 2024 that will expand the ways that WIC families can participate in all that the WIC Food Centers have to offer.

V Domingo de Cuaresma

Friday, March 15, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 11, 1-45, del domingo, 17 de marzo de 2024. Viernes, 15 de marzo de 2024

An Update on Covid and the Economy

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Co-hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with Dr. Edward Gordon about the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic and also the state of the U.S. and world economies

God, Education and Work

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
This month Megan talks with John Young, Executive Director of Franciscan Works, a lay-led Catholic organization supporting Liberia Mission, which is a community of love, learning and prayer for poor and orphaned children in Liberia, West Africa. Working together, Franciscan Works and Liberia Mission empower young Liberians to break the cycle of poverty and become faithful future leaders in their families, community and country. Their mission is built upon three pillars: God, Education and Work.

Tolton Speaks: The Upcoming Premiere

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
David Warren, filmmaker and Valerie Jennings, Executive Director of the Tolton Spirituality Program, talk about the premiere of Tolton Speaks, the movie about the life and challenges of Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton.

WIC Food Centers Update

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Catholic Charities’ 14 Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Food Centers continue to provide a critical role in Chicago, combining food security with public health services to assist vulnerable young families in economically challenged neighborhoods. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Veola Hankle and Velma Walker to discuss how the WIC Food Centers fulfill basic needs, and much more to families striving for greater stability and future life success.

Tranquility, Transformation and Transcendence: The Enchanting Promises of Public Gardens

Monday, March 11, 2024
Tranquility, transformation, and transcendence is what Mary K. Doyle insists you will find when strolling through the 72 poems and photos inspired by the natural treasures found in three Chicago suburban public gardens--Cantigny Park in Wheaton, The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, and Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Joining us for this segment is Mary K. Doyle

Talking Vocations with Fr. Tim Monahan

Thursday, March 7, 2024
What is a vocation? A vocation is, essentially, an occupation. In a religious context, a vocation implies someone has had a divine call to live a religious life. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we all have one calling in our lives: holiness. This means following Jesus to the best of our abilities. However, holiness will look different depending on one’s specific vocation. It’s important to listen and recognize the signs that determine how one answers and finds a place in life. Joining us for this segment is Vocations Director, Fr. Timothy Monahan

Meet the Sisters of Notre Dame

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Our guests today are Sister Tina Petrick, SND and Sister Linda Pelagio, SND - Sisters of Notre Dame. At age 6, Sr. Tina’s mom predicted that she will be a Sister one day, and true enough, found a home with the SNDs and has also gone on Mission trips to both Uganda and Papua, New Guinea. Sr. Linda became blind at age 6 and overcame many hurdles in life. By the grace of God, she also found a home with the SNDs. Listen or watch their stories unfold March 4 and April 4, 2024.

Rice Bowl – a Giving Opportunity to Serve the Needy

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
CRS Rice Bowl Join Raymund Pingoy and Danielle Bodette as they talk about the wonderful gift of what CRS - Rice Bowl brings as a global and local community movement. During our journey through Lent, we have a great opportunity through the Catholic Relief Services - Rice Bowl, to live out our faith in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. Learn more through: https://crsricebowl.org or through our Archdiocese of Chicago's OHDS CRS Rice Bowl website: https://pvm.archchicago.org/human-dignity-solidarity/catholic-relief-services/crs-rice-bowl

Respect Life: The Case Against Assisted Suicide

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Respect Life: Executive Director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, Bob Gilligan, joins Raymund Pingoy and Victor Vallejo in a conversation about a recent Illinois Senate Bill that introduces Physician Assisted Suicide. If this SB 3499 (Physician Assisted Suicide) is to pass, it will certainly add to a culture of death here in our state. Learn about this bill and how we can start standing up against it.

Fired Up Fridays!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Chicago Catholic editor Joyce Duriga interviews Jesus "Chuy" DeLeon about Fired Up Friday's at the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center in North Lawndale.

The Universal Impact of Lourdes

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Lourdes, France is one of the holiest sites in the world, welcoming people of all faith traditions who want to see where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette 18 times in 1858. Join Katie Bredemann as she welcomes Fr. Wayne Watts, Noreen Russo, Pam Davis, and Jacque Anderson to discuss their experiences together in Lourdes last summer, and the plans for the 2024 trip, as Fr. Wayne continues a 30-year tradition of leading Chicago pilgrims to serve in, and experience Lourdes.

The Ministries of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville

Monday, March 4, 2024
Part 1: St. Joseph Parish in north suburban Libertyville is a vibrant faith community whose stated vision is: “Through Our Baptism and Eucharist, we are called to love as Christ loves and serve as Christ serves.” On our program today, we have 2 groups of parishioners to tell us about 2 of the many wonderful ministries offered by St. Joseph parish. Up first we have Renee Zorc, Liz Kennedy, and Abby Daniels to tell us about SOUP FOR THE SOUL. Part 2: The Bed Ministry of St. Joseph parish in north suburban Libertyville is dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children in need in the community. Joining us for this segment to talk about the Bed Ministry is Dan Palmieri, Dan Harris, and Anna Roeser.

III Domingo de Cuaresma

Friday, March 1, 2024
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 4, 5-42, del domingo, 3 de marzo de 2024. Viernes, 1 de marzo de 2024

Relic of Saint Jean de Brebeuf at Holy Family Church

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Chicago Catholics will have an opportunity to learn about and be in the presence of an object of reverence that, in one writer’s words, “has been a focal point of veneration…attracting pilgrims and believers seeking spiritual solace.” The skull relic of Saint Jean de Brebeuf, which you’d normally find in an Ontario shrine, will be at the Church of the Holy Family located at 1080 West Roosevelt Road on March 1, 2024. Fr. Eric Immel, S.J., is traveling with the relic across North America. His mission ios to educate the faithful about the sain[‘ts mortal remains and their connection to the Jesuit priest who was canonized in 1930. Joining us on the program this morning via Zoom from Nebraska is Fr. Eric Immel.

The Lenten Journey

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson explore the journey that is Lent. Moving through the season, they unpack the theology of the season, it’s rites and rituals. They discuss Lent’s focus on renewal of Baptism at Easter and how we prepare for that through our Lenten observances.
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