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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.

A Conversation With The Webers

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Co-hosts Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie spend time talking with Eric and Megan Weber about how their faith impacts their relationship.

Evangelization and the Black Catholic Conference

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Host Beth White talks to her guests about Evangelization and the Black Catholic reality.

Counseling Programs

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Catholic Charities Counseling Programs help clients deal with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Through counseling and case management, children and adults receive assistance from compassionate, experienced professionals to identify root causes and plan for a more positive path forward. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Ellen Tannenbaum and Laura Caballero to discuss how our Counseling programs are having a positive impact in many people’s lives across Cook and Lake counties.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, July 17, 2023
Segment 1: SCOTUS 303 Creative Case Segment 2: Tax Credit Scholarship Program - Invest In Kids Segment 3: Physician Assisted Suicide

Décimo Quinto Domingo de Tiempo Ordinario

Friday, July 14, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 13, 1-23, del domingo, 16 de julio de 2023. Viernes, 14 de julio de 2023

What's New at Mayslake Ministries and 60 Years of Religious Life with Sr. Joan McGlinchey, MSC

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Mary Amore talks about the latest offerings from Mayslake Ministries. Segment II: Sr. Joan McGlinchey discusses her 60 years in religious life.

Mission in Togo, West Africa

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
This month Megan talks with Sr. Rose-Ange Woulaou, a Sister of Providence of St. Paul in Kara, Togo. She is the only member of her congregation living in the USA, and one of the few who speaks English. She is currently studying at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa. Megan asks Sr. Rose-Ange to talk about her vocational story and what it was like to come to the US for study. They also talk about life in Togo and the ministries of the Sisters of Providence of St. Paul.

Welcome the Stranger Update

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Welcome the Stranger is a Catholic Charities initiative, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago to assist the 10,000 asylum seekers who have arrived in our city in recent months. Parishes in all six Vicariates are coordinating a Catholic response to offer charitable help to the asylum seekers, along with Catholic Charities programs and services as available. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Marilu Gonzalez and Donald Kauffold to discuss Welcome the Stranger developments, including a special story from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elk Grove Village.

Vocation Ministry as Gift to the World

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, Divine Word Missionary, looks back with gratitude and learnings through his 12 years of serving in vocation ministry. Recently, he was asked to move back to Chicago to serve as the local superior at the congregation’s Theologate Formation House at Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park. How do discernment, shared wisdom, and servant leadership play important roles in this transition time? Society of the Divine Word/Divine Word Missionaries Website: Vocations Website: Formation House: CAVA WEBSITE:

The Newly Formed Diaconate Women’s Committee

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Deacon James Norman and Deacon Dave Brencic invited 3 of the members of the newly formed Diaconate Woman's Committee to discuss the role of the new committee in the Diaconate. Guests: Joan Weiss, Pam Carlson, Laura Georgen

The state of prolife work in a Post-Roe America and the Expansion of the National March for Life

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Host Dawn Fitzpatrick talks with Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, about what pro-life work looks like in a post Roe v. Wade world.

The Encompassing Center

Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Catholic Charities Encompassing Center was established in 2019 to provide adults and children living on Chicago’s West Side with a healing space for community-based counseling. These residents have significant obstacles to accessing good healthcare, and The Encompassing Center has been a very effective way to address this disparity. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Star Braddock, Outreach Engagement Coordinator to provide a summer update on this vital Behavioral Health program.

Décimo tercer domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, June 30, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 10,37-42, del domingo, 2 de julio de 2023. Viernes, 30 de junio de 2023

The Mystery of the Eucharist

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson talk about various aspects of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. They explore the Eucharist as Memorial, the Eucharist as Self-Offering, Eucharist as Call to Mission, and Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our Christian life.

A Discussion with Staff Writer, Michelle Martin

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Host Joyce Duriga talks to Michelle Martin, Staff Writer at the Chicago Catholic newspaper.

Homelessness Prevention Call Center

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Last year, Catholic Charities Homelessness Prevention Call Center received more than 77,000 requests for assistance from people in Cook and Lake counties who were homeless or on the verge of being homeless. Our experience and trusted network of internal and community resources help address immediate needs of clients and offer them a path to greater stability in their lives. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Wendy Avila and Ashley Styx to discuss the Call Center activity this summer.

Mass of Healing and Remembrance in Highland Park/Food Deserts In The City

Monday, June 26, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: One year ago, the city of Highland Park experienced a horrific mass shooting at an event that should have been a joyous celebration of the community. This Saturday, July 1st, a mass of healing will take place at Immaculate Conception in Highland Park. Joining us this morning to talk about the faith community in Highland Park and the mass this weekend is Marvin Sabido. Segment II: Food deserts can be described as geographic areas where residents' access to affordable, healthy food options (especially fresh fruits and vegetables) is restricted or nonexistent due to the absence of grocery stores within convenient traveling distance. Joining us now to talk about the issue of food deserts in the city are Larry Campbell, Dwight Hearns, and Sandra Botello

Newly Ordained Priest, Fr. Jesus Custodio/Sports and Religion

Thursday, June 22, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: On May 20th of this year, Cardinal Blase Cupich ordained 5 men to the priesthood at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Joining us this morning to talk to us about his vocation journey is one of those men. Fr. Jesus Custodio will be serving the community of St. Alphonsus. Segment II: Sports are filled with liturgical actions and rituals. Watch any sporting event from beginning to end, in-person or on-screen, and there is clearly a liturgy, or ordered structure to the event that is filled with rite and ceremony. It is part of what makes sporting events meaningful, memorable, and participatory. Joining us today to talk about parallels between sports and religion is Todd Williamson.

Prayer, Thanksgiving and Action in a Post-Roe Society

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Host Dawn Fitzpatrick spends time talking with Joe Lazar about the Vision 2020 of Illinois; Chicago Coordinator, 40-Days for Life. Dawn then chats with Hope Miller, the Founder and President of Simply Pro-life

Family Connections

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Catholic Charities offers affordable housing in 19 residences to seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities, providing pleasant, independent living within a safe, caring community. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome five sisters, Robbie Preston, Nina McPherson, Jenelle Hendrix, Mary Bowden, and Dorothy Jackson, with Property Manager Margarita Rios to discuss how the family connections that exist between the sisters enrich their lives at two of these residences: Matthew Manor and Ozanam Village.

Décimo primer domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, June 16, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 9,36-10, 8 del domingo, 18 de junio de 2023. Viernes, 16 de junio de 2023

Mission in Uganda

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
This month Megan meets with Fr. Leo Tinkatumire, PhD. Fr. Leo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mbarara in Uganda. He is also the Founder and President of Leti Resource Center, an Illinois-based not for profit organization focused on transforming the rural poor community of Isingiro, Uganda. Leti oversees the installations of rain water harvesting cisterns, Leo Primary School, St. Oliva Medical Center, Isingiro Business Community Savings and Credit Cooperative and the launching of women's clubs. Megan asks Fr. Leo to share his vocational journey in Uganda and why he was inspired to develop these resources with his home community.

2023 Catholic Charities Golf Classic

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Catholic Charities Golf Classic is a favorite tournament for golf fans throughout Chicagoland. Played on two superior courses in Lake County, the Golf Classic offers a fantastic opportunity to gather family, friends and colleagues for golf and an elegant dinner in support of Catholic Charities. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Matt Davis and Meisha Lyons to preview this Signature Event and take a closer look at Catholic Charities Senior Services, one of the Impact Areas that will benefit from the proceeds of this outing.

Catholic Schools Today, June 12, 2023

Monday, June 12, 2023
The Unified Sports Basketball Team. Catholic School Principal, Kelly Foyle.

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

Friday, June 9, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 6,51-58, del domingo, 11 de junio de 2023. Viernes, 9 de junio de 2023

Hispanic Speaker Series/Second Annual Town Hall Meeting on Safety

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Al Castillo talks about the current Hispanic young adult speaker series. Segment II: St. Josephine Bakhita parish is sponsoring a second annual Town Hall meeting on Safety.

Family Self-Sufficiency Annual Achievement Celebration

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Catholic Charities Family Self-Sufficiency Program helps low-income, single parents with case management and employment services, for up to five years as they work towards greater stability and improve their quality of life. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Patricia Fuller, Heather Stewart and Ashley Reynolds to discuss the upcoming Annual Achievement Celebration that acknowledges milestones reached by participants over the past year as they continue to strive for their goals.

An Account of Our Hope

Monday, June 5, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Msgr. John Pollard discusses his book “An Account of Our Hope” regarding the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad

Friday, June 2, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 3, 16-18, del domingo, 4 de junio de 2023. Viernes, 2 de junio de 2023

Springfield Dominican Sisters 150th Anniversary

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Sister Beth Murphy, O.P., Communicator for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL, talks about her community’s 150th anniversary celebration, their charism, mission, and various ministries. All are invited to join the Sisters in celebrating this event. Visit: Check out their podcast at Young adult women interested in deepening their spiritual lives, visit: Pray the Dominican Blessing with the community at:

Creating a Rule of Life (Part II)

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Part 2 of a discussion started the previous episode

Award Winning Band Director at Marian Catholic High School

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Host Joyce Duriga has a conversation with the award winning band director at Marian Catholic High School, Greg Bimm.

Tuesday Night Suppers Offer Food and More to Asylum Seekers

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
More than 8,000 men, women and children have arrived in Chicago since last August seeking safety and opportunity in the United States. Our Tuesday Night Suppers have helped Catholic Charities provide a hot meal to the asylum seekers and share information about our other programs and services. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Mary Anzilotti and Noreen Russo to discuss how staff and volunteers at the Tuesday Night Suppers have compassionately responded to the significant increase in the number of people reaching out to Catholic Charities for assistance as the asylum seekers establish new lives in our city.

The Current Covid-19 Situation and the State of the U.S. Economy

Monday, May 29, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. In this episode of Catholic Chicago we sit down with historian Dr. Edward Gordon to talk about the current situation in regards to Covid-19 and also the state of the United States Economy.

Subversive Habits/Niles College Exhibit

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Dr. Shannen Dee Williams is Associate Professor of History at the University of Dayton. She is an award-winning scholar of the African American experience and Black Catholicism with research and teaching specializations in women’s, religious, and Black freedom movement history. Dr. Williams is also the author of Subversive Habits, the first full history of black Catholic nuns in the United States. Guest: Dr. Shannen Dee Williams. Segment II: Niles College Seminary educated and formed men for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 33 years, from 1961 to 1994, and, during that time, witnessed great changes both in the church and in society. Now researchers, alumni and others interested in the seminary’s history can learn more by examining a new collection at the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives and Records Center. The Niles College Seminary Collection includes everything from the rectors’ logbooks to yearbooks to photographs and newspaper articles about the seminary, which educated men in their undergraduate years for most of existence. Guest: Archivist Charles Heinrich.

The Solemnities of The Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Co-hosts Danielle Noe, Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson spend time breaking down the Solemnities of The Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost

WIC Food Centers

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Catholic Charities Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Food Centers are a welcoming hub of activity for vulnerable families. Last year, more than 51,000 low-income mothers and caregivers visited our WIC Centers, and this was a 90% increase from the previous year. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Michael Heroldt and Shivonnia Dickson to discuss the many ways that WIC Centers strengthen individuals, families and communities in Chicago.

Meet Some Of Our New Deacons

Monday, May 22, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. A Catholic deacon is one who is ordained to diakonia, that is, a service to God’s People in communion with the bishop and his body of priests. “The principal function of the deacon is to collaborate with the bishop and the priests in the exercise of a ministry which is not of their own wisdom but of the Word of God, calling all to conversion and holiness. A new class of 19 permanent and 4 transitional deacons were ordained at Holy Name Cathedral on Saturday, May 13. Today we will meet a couple of the new deacons in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Solemnidad de la Ascensión del Señor

Friday, May 19, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 28,16-20, del domingo, 21 de mayo de 2023. Viernes, 19 de mayo de 2023

Bro. Mark Elder, C.M. – Muralist, Educator, and Cowboy?

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Brother Mark Elder, C.M. defies being put into just one “box.” He is a religious brother of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), Art Professor at DePaul University, Muralist, and is known to wear a cowboy hat. He has a funny way (and a serious way too) of explaining why not be a priest? For more about his murals, watch: HERE.. and visit: The Little School Under the "L".. Follow Bro. Mark on Facebook.. Interested in the Vincentian community? Visit or contact Fr. Toshio Sato at [email protected]

St. Josaphat Parish – the First Fruits of Renewal

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
This episode of On the Way features St. Josaphat Parish – the First Fruits of Renewal. Host Beth White is joined by Fr. Francis Bitterman, pastor, Mary Jane Sullivan, Pastoral Associate, and Sean O’Dea, Director of Evangelization. St. Josaphat Parish participated in wave one of Renew My Church and started their spiritual renewal effort in 2018. On this episode, you will hear how Fr. Francis and Mary Jane got started – the struggles, the learnings. And hear from Sean who joined the team a year and a half ago because the needs of the community continue to expand as ministries and leaders grow. Their story is inspiring and shows the need for a clear vision, strong leadership, and a commitment to evangelization.

Life as a Retired Priest Pastor

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Host Joyce Duriga has a conversation with Fr. Dominic Grassi, Pastor Emeritus at St. Josephat Parish

St. Leo’s Campus for Veterans

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
As Memorial Day nears, we remember those who have given their lives in service to our nation. This national holiday also provides us with the opportunity to discuss Catholic Charities’ programs and services for veterans, especially our St. Leo’s Campus for Veterans. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome David Dempsey and Daniel Perkins to discuss the how St. Leo’s continues to offer a unique residential community that affirms and supports veterans, in gratitude for their service.

Sexto Domingo de Pascua

Friday, May 12, 2023
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 14,15-21, del domingo, 14 de mayo de 2023. Viernes, 12 de mayo de 2023

The BASE Chicago

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. The BASE Chicago re-imagines pathways to success for urban youth by combining sports and academic opportunities with a distinctive methodology rooted in excellence, belief and love. The organization provides a range of programming including academic/STEM tutoring, violence prevention and life skills, healthy lifestyle guidance and high-quality baseball and softball skills training. The BASE Chicago’s Clubhouse and Learning Center will become a beacon of hope on Chicago’s West Side. The goal of The BASE is to ensure that 100% of BASE student athletes graduate from high school and have the support and resources they need to develop their individual game plans for success, whether that includes matriculating to college or entering a job training program. We focus on developing good citizens who make good decisions, steering them away from violence, gang activity and other negative behaviors. Joining us for the full hour in studio are Frank Schulz and Eric Davis.

Mission and Carpentry in Zambia

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
This month Megan meets Fr. Jacek Garus, a Salesian of Don Bosco. He is visiting the Chicago area to share the good work of his community in Kazembe, Zambia in east Africa. He has been working at St. John Bosco Parish in Kazembe, the youth center and he is Principal of Don Bosco Carpentry School. Fr. Jacek shares about his current ministry at Don Bosco Carpentry School as well as life in Kazembe, Zambia.

Transforming Lives

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Transforming Lives is a Catholic Charities program that addresses the serious concerns of expectant mothers who are struggling with substance use while they are pregnant, or after they have delivered their babies. Join Phil Zepeda and Katie Bredemann as they welcome Carla Gutierrez and Linda Enriquez to discuss how this life-affirming program helps new mothers recover from their dependency and plan for a healthier, safer future, for themselves and for their children.

Catholic Education in the African American Community

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Host Fr. Michael Trail speaks with Dr. Denise Spells about Catholic Education in the African American community

Aloha, Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M.!

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M. is a Marianist Brother, and currently serves as Academic Advisor, Advising and Career Development at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI. Bro. Allen joined his community in 2012 and professed perpetual vows in 2020. He talks about his calling as a religious brother and invites those who are curious to discover more about this vocation. He wrote an article about his own vocation story on the Vision Vocation Magazine. Click the link for the article: Brotherhood Is Right For Me. Marianist Website.| Marianist Vocations.

Creating a Rule of Life

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Join Deacons Dave Brencic and Richard Hudzik as they discuss “Creating a Rule of Life” with spiritual director Tiffani Boerio. So often, we have the best of intentions in our desire to engage in a more consistent pattern of devotion, prayer and conversation with God. However, too often, we get distracted and fail in follow-through. In this helpful discussion, the deacons learn from the show’s guest Tiffani Boerio some ideas to persevere in our efforts to open ourselves to God’s abiding love. Included in the show is an introduction to Tiffani’s website
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