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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.

"Labor of Love"/Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 27, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge is partnering with a priest from Zambia to establish a parish in the harsh wilderness of Africa. A film titled "Labor of Love" documenting this partnership premiered at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge last September. There will be another screening of the documentary at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. Guests: Fr. Gerald Gunderson; Fr. Bwezani Wildred Phiri; Kuba Luczkiewicz. Segment II: Catholic Schools Week is celebrated by listening to excerpts from the recent Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan talks with Jill Rauh from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops about an initiative for the 2020 election year. Bob Gilligan also interviews State Representative La Shawn Ford about a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. Voice of Charity co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare and their guests discuss how Catholic Charities benefits from the First Look for Charity preview night at the Chicago Auto Show. Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson explore the Introductory Rites of the Catholic Mass. And Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi visits with Patrice Touhy and Phil Loftus about their efforts to promote vocations.

Tercer Domingo del tiempo ordinario

Friday, January 24, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 4, 12-22 del domingo, 26 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 24 de enero de 2020

Growing Religious Vocations Throughout the United States

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: Exploring efforts to promote, nourish and grow religious vocations throughout the United States. Guests: Phil Loftus; Patrice Tuohy

THE PARTS OF THE MASS

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Over the next 6 months of this new year, Focus on the Liturgy co-hosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson will explore the 4 main parts of the Mass. In this broadcast they take a close look at the Introductory Rites, exploring how every part of these rites helps, in some way, to gather the Body of Christ for the great prayer that is the Eucharist.

First Look For Charity

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Catholic Charities is one of the eighteen non-profit organizations that will share the proceeds of the 2020 First Look For Charity on February 7th. Join Marie Jochum and Michael Bare as they welcome Annie Scully Tumpis and Kathy Herrera to discuss this elegant preview night at the Chicago Auto Show, and the vital programs that will benefit from the Catholic Charities reception at First Look. These programs include the Neighbors In Need Fund and Pregnancy, Parenting and Post-Adoption services.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, January 20, 2020
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Jill Rauh from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops talks about the USCCB's "Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate" initiative for the 2020 election year. Segment II: State Representative La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, talks about House Bill 182 which would limit the use of solitary confinement in state prisons to no more than 10 consecutive days and no more than 10 days in a 6-month period. Segment III: Marshan Allen with Chicago-based Restore Justice Illinois, talks about House Bill 1615, which would limit the state's current felony-murder charge. Segment IV: Shana Crews, Illinois goverment relations director for the American Cancer Society's Action Network, discusses the current state of vaping and flavored tobacco in Illinois.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi celebrated Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Fenwick High School on Catholic Schools Today. The Voice of Charity program welcomed a couple of “lobby heroes” who talked about the importance of the first point of contact for the clients, visitors, employees and volunteers who walk through the doors at Catholic Charities. The Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship discussed “discernment” and reaching non-Catholics who enter our parishes and our lives. Megan Mio of the Missions Office talked to Deacon Michael Neba from Cameroon on Mission Matters Live.

Segundo Domingo de Tiempo Ordinario

Friday, January 17, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Juan 1, 29-34 del domingo, 19 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 17 de enero de 2020.

Meet People Where They’re At

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Megan sits down with Deacon Michael Neba of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Chicago. He is also Executive Coordinator for the Fr. John Kolkman Foundation, committed to the early detection, proper management and treatment of sickle cell disorder for rural areas in north-west Cameroon. Dcn. Neba tells his story of calling to the vocation of deacon and to become a missionary who advocates for his home community in Cameroon.

LOBBY HEROES

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
St. Vincent’s Center, at 721 N. LaSalle Street is Catholic Charities headquarters in Chicago. It is a bustling business center of one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest. It is also a place many clients call “home,” as they arrive on a daily basis, 24/7 seeking help, friendship and a better path forward in their lives. Join Co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare as they welcome Charles Watson and Jill Friedman, two “Lobby Heroes” to discuss the importance of that first point of contact for all clients, visitors, employees and volunteers who walk through our agency doors.

January 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Co-host Jenn Delvaux and Evangelization Coordinator Jose Coronel start off the new year by talking about the Epiphany. The team sits down with James Erler, the Parish Vitality Coordinator for vicariate three. They discuss the Baptism of Christ and reflect on the ways we can reach those who enter our parishes and our lives that are not Catholic. For the second half of the show, Jenn and Jose talk with Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, to discuss the ways in which God moves in our lives, and how he speaks to us throughout our faith journey.

Catholic Schools Today, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy and Principal Receive National Award. Guest: Shane Staszcuk. Segment II: Fenwick High School's Learning Resource Program. Guests: Fr. Richard Peddicord; Richard Borsch.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020
Voice of Charity co-hosts Michael Bare and Noreen Russo welcome guests into the studio to discuss the importance of D’Vine Affair to the Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs. Clarissa Aljentera, Senior Coordinator of Children’s Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, visits with Eric Wandrey, Senior Coordinator of Young Adult Engagement, about School of the Spirit. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi co-host a program that focuses on Christian Unity. Following that conversation, Fr. Greg and Mark visit with Mike O’Loughlin, national correspondent for America Magazine and the host of the new podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church."

Fiesta del bautismo del Señor

Friday, January 10, 2020
Conversación con el Fray Rafael Enrique Maldonado Carrascal, O.F.M. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 3, 13-17 del domingo, 12 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 10 de enero de 2020.

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Michael O'Loughlin

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: The International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is January 18 to January 25. Guests: Dr. Daniel Olsen; Tom Masters; Rev. John Armstrong. Segment II: Michael O'Loughlin is a national correspondent for America Magazine and the host of the new podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church." Michael is also author of "The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters".

School of the Spirit

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Engaging young adults in a more intentional manner is the topic of discussion for Lifelong Journey in January. We are speaking with Eric Wandrey who details School of the Spirit and it's opportunity to evangelize and accompany young adults as missionary disciples.

D’Vine Affair and Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The Voice of Charity kicks off the New Year with a sparkling preview of the upcoming D’Vine Affair, and its importance to Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs. The 19th Annual D’Vine Affair will be held on Sunday, January 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Union League Club in Chicago. Join Michael Bare and visiting co-host Noreen Russo as they welcome Joseph Glunz, Jr., Kevin Bratt and Dave Gardner to discuss this fabulous event and the win-win impact it has on many people’s lives.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JANUARY 4, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020
In Catholic Chicago’s annual year-in-review program, Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz interviews Dawn Fitzpatrick, Senior Coordinator in the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, about upcoming respect-life activities. Fr. Greg talks with the acting Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, Kathleen Donahue, about helping the needy during the winter months. And Fr. Greg finishes the year-in-review program by visiting with Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Jason Malave, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Renew My Church. On Dare to Love, Sr. Lovina Pammit visits with Sister Connie Bock. Finally, Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic talk with Deacon Don Maiers about foster care for children.

Solemnidad de la Epifanía del Señor

Friday, January 3, 2020
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 2, 1-12 del domingo, 5 de enero de 2020. Viernes, 3 de enero de 2020.

Sr. Connie’s “Beyond Borders” Volunteer Ministry

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Sr. Connie Bach, a Sister of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, talks about her volunteer program ministry that took her to Texas and Africa this year, creating a life changing opportunity for volunteers to respond to God’s call to love. For more information, visit https://phjcvolprogram.org/ or contact Sr. Connie [email protected]

Helping With Foster Care—adding relationships and mentoring

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The January, 2020 broadcast features Archdiocese Deacon Don Maiers who spoke with Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic regarding the work of Chicago Angels. Chicago Angels is an ecumenical and faith-based initiative that connects Chicago-area residents with children in foster care. The connection is chiefly through two programs--one known as “Love Box” and the other, “Dare to Dream.” The Love Box is an effort by individuals or groups to provide some of the “extras” children in foster care might not routinely get—their own school supplies, notes of encouragement and birthday cards, to name a few items. “Dare to Dream” is a mentoring program to encourage the young people to make good decisions, set goals and achieve them. Additional information and ways to get involved can be found at the organization’s website Chicago Angels.

Promoting Life and Dignity

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
On today’s program, we hear from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich about the upcoming March for Life Chicago (Saturday, January 11) and the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (January 25-28 in Washington, D.C.). Later in the program, Ryan and Dawn speak to Kevin Grillot of WeDignify and Claire Culwell, an abortion survivor who will speak at the March for Life. • Learn more about the March for Life Chicago, Youth Rally, and Mass for Life here • CSMG 2020: Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All • Cardinal Cupich’s Column: The Call to Holiness in an Election Year • Learn more about WeDignify here • Claire Culwell – Read her story here

Violence Prevention Initiatives – Part 2

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention at the Archdiocese of Chicago returns for Part 2 of his conversation with Marie Jochum and Michael Bare. In this show, Phil will share how his years as an FBI Agent prepared him for his work reducing violence in the City of Chicago. Phil also will expand on the “comprehensive safety model” used by his department to help build more peaceful communities. Join us for this important discussion.

Annual Year-in-Review Program

Monday, December 30, 2019
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Annual Year-in-Review program, when we get a chance to visit with leaders of important ministries here in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 28, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019
We celebrate the week of Christmas with music from our Catholic Chicago and Focus on the Liturgy programs.

Fiesta de la Sagrada Familia

Friday, December 27, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 2, 13-15. 19-23 del domingo, 29 de diciembre de 2019. Viernes, 27 de diciembre de 2019.

CHRISTMAS 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Our Christmas morning program, this Focus on the Liturgy explores all the liturgical elements of the Solemnity and the season of Christmas. Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson look at the celebrations of the season (Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord) as well as the traditions and music that mark this wonderful time of the Liturgical Year.

Christmas Music

Monday, December 23, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. An hour of Christmas music.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 21, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Bob Gilligan interviews an abortion survivor who will be the keynote speaker at the March for Life Chicago in January. The Voice of Charity spends time with Acting Musical Director at Holy Name Cathedral, David Jonies. Bishop Alberto Rojas was a guest with the On The Way radio team. Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie reflect on their year hosting Built on the Rock.

Cuarto Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 20, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 1, 18-24 del domingo, 22 de diciembre de 2019. Viernes, 20 de diciembre de 2019.

LOOKING BACK

Thursday, December 19, 2019
We have had many rich conversations on our shows over this past year with some wonderful couples. Today's show focuses on three important topics that resonate with the three persons of the Holy Family. First, we need to approach marriage as a vocation that God is calling us to and, like Mary, we must maintain a humble posture of prayer to hear and be obedient to that call. Secondly, it is important that we prepare ourselves for that calling by denying our natural human instincts, much like Joseph whose fidelity to Mary prepared him for the call to be her husband and the foster father of Jesus. Finally, we must invite the Lord into our relationships in order to fully live the life God intends for us. May you feel the presence of the Christ child and the Holy Family in a special way this Christmas and throughout the new year.

Creating Opportunities for Mission

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Megan meets a team of missionaries from CORE Uganda, which stands for Creating Opportunities through Reaching Out and Education: Annette Benett, Sandie Bulmann and Fr. Alex Ojacor. CORE Uganda creates opportunities for vulnerable children in the Ongutoi Village community in Uganda through outreach, basic education, skills development and support.

Bishop Alberto Rojas

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
On a very special episode of On the Way, host Beth White and Evangelization Coordinator Jose Coronel sit down with Bishop Alberto Rojas. Bishop Rojas, who has been serving as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago for over eight years, has recently been appointed as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California by Pope Francis. On this hour-long episode, bishop discusses his first encounter with Jesus in Mexico, his ministry work in Chicago, and the importance of evangelization as he looks forward to the next chapter in his life. If you are interested in learning more about Bishop Rojas, read about his life’s work here in Chicago Catholic

A Celebration Of Christmas Music

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
We are in the Christmas Spirit at the Voice of Charity Radio Show! This week, Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome David Jonies, Musical Director at Holy Name Cathedral to learn more about the many facets of planning and performing music at Advent and Christmas Masses and Prayer Services. Music adds so much to the celebration of the season. Don’t miss this special edition of the Voice of Charity!

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, December 16, 2019
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Claire Culwell, keynote speaker for the March for Life Chicago on Saturday, January 11, 2020, joins Bob to talk about her experience of meeting her birth mother in 2009, who told her she survived the surgical abortion that took the life of her twin brother. Segment II: Meghan Goodwin of the USCCB and Leila Nimatallah of Catholic Relief Services join Bob to talk about the Global Child Thrive Act currently before Congress. Segment III: Deacon Alfred Coleman, director of Zacchaeus House, talks about the ministry that offers a safe place for single, homeless men looking for a fresh start. Segment IV: Christopher Orlet talks about the experience of the emotional journey of adopting a newborn girl who is now 5 years old.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 14, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz feature a group of students from St. Damian School who were able to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a Culture Fair. The Director of the Office of Violence Prevention, Phil Andrew, joins Marie Jochum and Michael Bare of Catholic Charities in a discussion about making Chicago a safer place to live. Lifelong Formation Host Clarissa Aljentera and her guests discuss the Immigration Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago C-F-O Wayne Magdziarz talk with Ron Polaniecki and Elizabeth Kohlbeck about Chicago Shares. Fr. Greg also teams up with Mark Teresi in a conversation with the Musical Director of the City Lights Orchestra, Rich Daniels

Tercer Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 13, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 11, 2-11 del domingo, 15 de diciembre de 2019. Viernes, 13 de diciembre de 2019.

Chicago Shares/Rector's Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Wayne Magdziarz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Greg and Wayne talk to Ron Polaniecki and Elizabeth Kohlbeck with Chicago Shares, a not-for-profit that allows people to buy vouchers that can be given to people-in-need that can then be redeemed at participating businesses. Segment II: Fr. Greg and Mark chat with Rich Daniels, Musical Director of the City Lights Orchestra, about a number of holiday projects and performances including the first ever Rector's Christmas Concert at Holy Name Cathedral on Friday, December 13.

Forming families through Immigration Ministry

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The work of Immigration Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago is committed to forming families and communities to take on principals of social justice in their daily lives. We speak with Miguel Salazar and Mauro Pineda from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity as they explain how families and individuals can dive deeper in their faith around Immigration Ministry opportunities.

Violence Prevention Initiatives

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Guided by Pope Francis’ call for the Catholic Church to be a “field hospital” to wounded people, the Office of Violence Prevention at the Archdiocese of Chicago is faith-based, data driven and collaborative in its efforts to define the root causes of violence and help build more peaceful communities. Department Director Phil Andrew joins Marie Jochum and Michael Bare to discuss the comprehensive safety model that is central to his work with parishes, schools, and numerous faith, nonprofit and civic organizations, including Catholic Charities.

Catholic Schools Today, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Brother Rice High School is proud to have 27 Illinois State Scholars for the graduating class of 2020. Guests: Martin Murray; Tommy Crane; Mark Donahue. Segment II: St. Damian School was able to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a Culture Fair. Guests: Julia; Jesus; Allyssa; Dominic

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, DECEMBER 7, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi explore the early history of the Catholic Church with Dr. Ed Gordon. The Voice of Charity looks at healthy ways to deal with holiday stress. The Fully Alive show talks about the upcoming posada in support of immigration reform. And Sister Lovina Pammit spends some time with Fr. Adam MacDonald.

Segundo Domingo de Adviento

Friday, December 6, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 3, 1-12 del domingo, 8 de diciembre de 2019. Viernes, 6 de diciembre de 2019.

Keeping Up with Fr. Adam

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, is back on “Dare to Love” to talk about what he’s been up to since his last visit in August. Fr. Adam wears several hats these days, serving under many roles including as Board member of the NRVC, a very active CAVA member, and of course, accompanying discerners and inquirers. This Advent season, Fr. Adam has been invited to preside over seven “Simbang Gabi” masses in Chicagoland, including one at 5:00 am! Find out more about Simbang Gabi and listen to Fr. Adam and Sr. Lovina sing “Ang Pasko ay Sumapit,” (Christmas has come) a classic Filipino Christmas carol.

Mission Work on College Campuses

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Deacon Dave Brencic interviews Daniel Golden, of LaGrange Park, who is working as a young adult missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Daniel has spent the last two years at universities in Ohio and Pennsylvania spreading the Good News among college-age students. His work has included not only evangelizing his peers one on one, but leading Bible studies and accompanying students on mission trips. In fact, all the baptized -- lay or ordained -- are called to be evangelizers. Daniel is living out that call. Listen to how doing God’s work has had a profound impact on this young man’s life and journey.

Positive Mental Health Strategies For The Holidays

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The holidays are wonderful, but for many people this time of year can also bring anxiety, fatigue and sadness. In this program, co-hosts Marie Jochum and Michael Bare welcome Fr. Richard Jakubik, a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago for the past 26 years and Founder/CEO of Catholic Psychological Centers in Chicago to discuss healthy ways to deal with holiday stress and make the most of the season.

The History of the Catholic Church

Monday, December 2, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Dr. Edward Gordon discusses the history of the Catholic Church through through it's first 1,000 years.

Accompanying our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

Saturday, November 30, 2019
On today’s program, Ryan Lents is joined by Miguel Salazar and Mauro Pineda from the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity’s Immigration Ministry, as well as Sr. Catherine (Cathy) Fedewa., a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth, to discuss the upcoming XIV Annual Posada for Immigration Reform on Friday, December 15, as well as the events surrounding National Migration Week, including the Multiethnic Mass at Holy Name Cathedral scheduled for Sunday, January 5.

Primer Domingo de Adviento

Friday, November 29, 2019
Entrevista con Rosa Anaya, directora del programa “Segundas Oportunidades” un programa de Catholic Relief Services o CRS. Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Mateo 37-44 del domingo, 1 de diciembre de 2019. Viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2019.
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